2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class Review

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While the Mercedes-Benz C sedan isn’t entirely new year, there are some changes to the model line for First up is a new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, the first four in the C Class in almost a decade. there’s the all new C Class coupe. a alternative meant to draw new into the Mercedes-Benz family.

Factor in the high-performance C63 AMG (which new this year) and you have a model range that’s willing and able to take on the BMW the Audi A4 and A5 and the Cadillac CTS.

The C sedan gets revised styling that brings it up to with current Mercedes-Benz language. The sedan returns in Luxury and Sport trims, and the new is offered in the same basic Sport models are easily by their large three-pointed emblem embedded in the grille, luxury models make do a plain grille and a modest ornament.

The new 1.8-liter, 201-horsepower turbo engine is available on C250 and shoppers can rest assured the smaller engine doesn’t performance. In fact, it clocks the 0-60 mph time as the previous yet manages to deliver an EPA-estimated 21 mpg and 31 mpg highway. If you want a V-6, models come with a V-6 good for 228 horsepower and equipped Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive Want a V-6 and rear-wheel drive?

Then you’d need to the C350, which comes the 302 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 borrowed the larger E Class. If that’s not enough thrust for your the C63 AMG comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 puts out 457 horsepower, making it of dashing from 0-60 in 4.3 when equipped with the Performance Package.

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We generally favor Sport over Luxury models, due to improved handling (which doesn’t impact ride significantly), larger wheels and brakes. As with many sedans, however, the steering is a bit overboosted for our tastes.

While seat passengers get plenty of and legroom, rear seat are likely to complain about knees hitting the front The C Class isn’t significantly than others in the segment the BMW 3-Series or the Audi A4), but it doesn’t offer the back room of a larger sedan; in words, if you have friends long legs, it may be a good to bring them along on C Class test drive to get feedback on rear seat

The list of standard features in C models is fairly long, Bluetooth phone integration, a USB HD radio, dual-zone climate and a power sunroof. Major packages are grouped into and include Sport, Luxury and

Mercedes-Benz’s mbrace telematics is available for C Class models as

For a complete look at the 2012 C Class, see our comprehensive review on The Car .

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