1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport Sedan - SOLD!
Classic C-Class (W202) - Rare, "Sport" model
Loaded with factory options • Low mileage! • Average 22.09 MPG

This classic C280 with sleek Sport accents is factory original (*) and everything works very well!
Its 3rd private owner has taken a rare and fleeting opportunity to own this
low-mileage classic Mercedes-Benz crafted with German engineering and quality.

(The last year before the dreaded 2000-2005 term of poor quality control of their vendors.)
Many owners have put over 100,000 miles on these gems, and some over 300,000 miles!

(All 4 wheels have had clip-on weights removed & rebalanced with stick-on weights mounted on the back sides.)

Complete, with one original 1999 C-Class Factory Brochure
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Year & Model: 1999 C280 Sport
Body Style: Four Door Sedan
Mileage: 39,998 and averaged 22.09 MPG for the 11,799 miles I owned it for
Exterior Color: Black 040
Interior Color: Black with Carbon Fiber Accents
Engine: 2,799-cc SOHC 18-valve V6, 194 hp @ 5800 RPM, 195 lb-ft @ 3000-4800 RPM
(reviews say 1999 V6 motor quieter than earlier inline 6 cyl.)
Transmission: Driver-adaptive electronic 5-speed automatic. Driver-selectable winter mode.
Drive Type: 2 wheel drive - rear
Sport-Tuned Suspension: Sport Package includes solid, larger-diameter front and rear stabilizer bars,
reinforced upper front control arms, and firmer shock absorbers.
Fuel Type: Gasoline - 91 Octane
Tires: Mastercraft Avenger LSR 91V M+S 205/55R16 (5/32" front, 5/32" rear) on 7.0Jx16 6-spoke wheels
History: Original purchaser owned it for 6 yrs. 9 mo. in New Jersey and bought it from Prestige Motors.
I have the original NJ selling dealer's Vehicle Master Inquiry (VMI) report of first 23,000 miles.
I purchased the C280 Sport in August 2006, and am the second private owner (a non-smoker), although CARFAX will show me as Owner 3 because New Jersey dealerships apparently do a title transfer to themselves to hide the previous owner. It is garaged in the Hudson Valley, NY, USA.
This classic C280 with sleek Sport accents is factory original (no aftermarket items except tires & wheel weights) and everything works very well!
Not a single mechanical problem in the 9,800 miles I have driven it.
(This C280 Sport is now rarely driven since purchasing my next W202 model, a 1999 AMG C43.)
RH Xenon Lens and seal were professionally replaced with OEM parts.
It appears that the rear bumper had a repair and the lower portion of rear bumper repainted (photo).
I sold this beauty in November 2012.
VIN: WDBHA29G8XA804996
Value: Be aware that Used Car Value price listings may not include these equipped options:
Pkg C1: Xenon Headlights, Headlamp Wipers/Washers, Rain Sensor;
Telescoping Wheel; Heated Front Seats; 6 disc CD Changer & Integrated Phone.
Some agencies value these options ridiculously low (e.g. Factory Installed Xenon Headlights are worth far more than a few hundred dollars!), while valuing others unreasonably high (e.g. of what value is an integrated analog cell phone?).

Mercedes-Benz' 1999 C280 overview
Epinions reviews and 5 star rating

Features - (Bold are believed to be upgraded factory options. Number is M-B code)
  • Sport Package 956 (details below *)
  • Heated Front Seats 873
  • Xenon (High Intensity Discharge - HID)
    auto leveling Headlights and Glass
    (not fading plastic) Lenses
  • Headlamp Wipers/Washers 600
  • Automatic Slip Control (ASR) traction control
  • Front Side Air Bags 292
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Trunk mounted 6 CD changer
  • Center console mounted portable cellular phone
    (call 911 even without an active service plan?)
  • 8-speaker Bose® sound system with automatic,
    speed-sensitive volume adjustment
  • Power Tilting/Sliding Sun/Moon Roof 414
    (with Interior shade)
  • Rain Sensor for Intermittent Wiper 345
  • Dual Front Air Bags with Passenger side Switch
  • AM/FM Stereo/Weatherband Radio 254
    with scan and dual-sensitivity seek tuning,
    concealed autoreverse cassette player with
    music search, and antitheft coding.
    Multifunction operating panel includes integrated
    controls and displays for radio, cassette player,
    trunk mounted 6 CD changer, and center
    console mounted portable cellular telephone.
  • Keyless Entry - Two 4-button Remote Transmitters
    (integrates SmartKey, door lock/unlock buttons,
    trunk opener with valet lockout feature,
    removable valet key and panic alarm)
  • Vehicle Manual
  • Power Steering
  • Power Disc Brakes
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Windows - all with one-touch express-up/down
  • 5-Speed Automatic Transmission 423
  • Tachometer
  • Outside Temperature Thermometer
  • Engine Immobilizer/Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Automatic Climate Control 581
    (Air Conditioning) with Electrostatic Dust Filter
    (REST mode can warm cabin with residual heat
    when engine is off)
  • Cruise Control
  • Carpeting and 4 Floor Mats
  • Front Bucket Power Seats
  • Reclining Seats
  • Sun Visors with Lighted Vanity Mirrors 543
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Driver Side Power Remote Electrochromic Mirror
  • Passenger Side Power Remote Mirror
  • Electrochromic Rearview (Automatic Dimming) Mirror
  • Integrated 3-button garage door control,
    compatible with HomeLink® components
  • Center Arm Rest with 2 compartments
  • Cup Holders - front & rear
  • Retractable Rear Headrests
  • High-Capacity battery 673
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Spare Wheel as Basic Wheel 679
    * Sport Package includes:
  • Solid, larger-diameter Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
  • Reinforced Upper Front Control Arms
  • Firmer Shock Absorbers
  • 6 spoke aluminum wheels (7.0Jx16)
  • Lower profile tires (205/55R15)
  • Special Side Moulding with "Sport" branding
  • Special Sport Contour Power Seats
  • Carbon Fiber Interior Trim on the dash, doors and center console
  • VDO Guage Cluster similar to the AMG Ivory-color instrument faces
    with amber nighttime backlighting of markings and indicators
    Factory rated performance:
  • 0-60 mph in 8.0 seconds
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
  • Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Emission certification
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4

This page was last updated on May. 14, 2013 at 03:37:56 EDT.