Advice on buying a C220 please | Mercedes-Benz Owners' Forums Mar 16, 2018Can you guys give me any advice on what to look for, any cam belts or major servicing that's needed about this mileage too. I don't know much about Mercedes engines. Does the C220 CDI have timing belt or chain? Are there any service manuals available? I like to do my own service work. Does the Mercedes C280 Have a Timing Belt or Chain? | It Does the Mercedes C280 Have a Timing Belt or Chain? by Amy Wolffing . The Mercedes Benz C280, like all Mercedes Benz models, has a timing chain. Replacing a timing chain. Although timing chains are more durable than timing belts, after several hundred thousand miles, it may be time to replace the timing chain as well.