2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Reviews, News, & Model Prices – Automobile Magazine

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

SUM UP Now two doors and four cylinders.

By Magazine 12/7/2011

What’s New for in 2012

A thorough refresh for has injected the C-class lineup a fresh look, one new body two new engines, and a longer list of features. After a six-year the four-cylinder engine has returned to the in the C250. The C350’s new direct-injected V-6 provides a 34-hp bump last year’s engine. All models have been and the addition of a two-door coupe a more aggressive stance.


Mercedes-Benz’s smallest car a wide range of power, and price, spanning the frugal to the snortin’ C63 AMG. As a driver’s the C-class doesn’t deliver the all-around balance that the BMW 3-series so great. However, places a larger emphasis on and refinement, and it shows.

Regardless of model, every has a quiet cabin, a composed excellent build quality, and an but unobtrusive powertrain. It offers seats; a slick, three-spoke, steering wheel; and a new 5.8-inch that integrates HD Radio, audio streaming, and a USB port in the console.

The downsized C250 achieves a 21/31 mpg fuel economy but the smallish 1.8-liter displacement the four-cylinder isn’t as potent as new 240-hp turbo four. who demand all-wheel drive are to the C300 sedan, which a 228-hp V-6. The C350’s 3.5-liter revs eagerly and quickly when the right is planted.

All C-classes come a smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic, but not quite as quick as the eight-speed offered by some competitors. the proletarian C-class models may some performance to the BMW 3-series, one big exception: the C63 AMG, which a normally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 charges off the line with an that is absent in BMW’s M3. The BMW boasts a more neutral and tactile chassis, but the Mercedes is as fun around

a track.

The Range

Drive: Rear-wheel,

Trim levels: C250, 4Matic, C350, C63 AMG

Body Coupe, sedan, 4- or 5-passenger

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1.8L turbo I-4, 201 hp, 229 3.0L V-6, 228 hp, 221 lb-ft V-6, 302 hp, 273 lb-ft 6.2L 451/481 hp, 443 lb-ft

Transmission: 7-speed automatic

volume: (coupe/sedan) 80.5/88.2 cu ft

space: (coupe/sedan) 11.7/12.4 cu ft

ABS; front, side, pelvis, side curtain, and knee air bags; traction and control; tire-pressure monitors; and alert are standard. Automatic lane-keep assist, blind-spot swiveling headlights, parking and rear side air bags are

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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