The Mercedes-Benz C280 was a variant of the W203 C-Class that was introduced for the 2006 model year. The C 280 was built in sedan and station wagon body styles, although the station wagon was not available in North America. Both rear wheel drive and four wheel drive (4Matic) drivetrains were offered. These cars were powered by Mercedes' M272 E30 engine, which was a 3.0L V6 unit that generated 228hp and sent that power to the wheels via a manual or automatic transmission options. Production of the W203 C280 lasted until 2007, although the model series would continue in the next generation W204 C-Class as the W204 Mercedes-Benz C280.