An entry-level luxury compact sedan with seating for five, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in three trims; the C230 Kompressor, C280 and powerful C43 AMG. The C230 Kompressor utilizes a supercharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine which produces 185 hp. Under the hood of the C280 is a 2.8L V6 which is rated at 194 hp. The mighty C43 squeezes a 4.3L V8 engine under the hood which produces 302 hp. All trims are RWD and all operate with a five-speed automatic transmission.