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Autotrader Find: Manual Transmission 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300

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author photo by Doug DeMuro April 2019

If you're looking for a rare, yet affordable, modern Mercedes-Benz, you've certainly found it. This 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 doesn't initially appear rare at first glance -- but it is, indeed, quite rare, as it's fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Yes, that's right: here's a modern Mercedes-Benz sedan with a manual transmission. It's not common but it does indeed exist, as you can see in the images above: there in the center, where you'd expect to find the automatic transmission shift lever you have in so many Mercedes models, is instead a manual lever that lets you row the gears yourself.

The manual is, obviously, quite rare. It was offered on this generation of C-Class from 2008 to 2011, after which it was finally dropped -- and it was only available in the C300 Sport, which came standard with the 6-speed and offered the automatic as an option. That means the only way to get three pedals in a C-Class from this era was with the car's 3.0-liter V6 with 228 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

Right now, there are about 50 different C-Class models listed for sale on Autotrader with a manual transmission, but nearly all are incorrectly listed automatic models, showing up as a manual because the seller checked the wrong box when making the listing. But this is a true, bona fide manual, and it can be yours: it's a 2009 model listed with 79,000 miles for just $10,900.

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