The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a line of compact executive cars produced by Daimler AG.
Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque's lineup until the A-Class arrived in 1997. The first C-Class sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first of the second generation rolled off the assembly line on 18 July 2000. The third generation was launched in 2007. The latest generation C-Class came out in 2014.
Although originally sold as sedan and station wagon, the second-generation series in 2000 debuted a fastback/hatchback coupe version that, when facelifted, became the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class. The CLC-Class remained in production until 2011 when it was replaced by a new third-generation C-Class coupe for the 2012 model year.