Here’s a ‘98 Mercedes-Benz C280. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a line of compact cars that’s been in production since 1993 (the first model year was 1994). This is from the first generation, which was made between 1993 and 2000 (model years between 1994 and 2000). The C280 was made between 1993 and 2000. The engine is a 2.8 liter M112 E28 V6 that produces 194 horsepower and 195 pound-feet torque. The transmission is a 5-speed automatic.