Mercedes C320 Sport Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes C320 Sport

By Robert Farago on November 12,

OK, I#39;ll admit it: I had it in for the Mercedes C320 Sport even it hit the drive. After my review of the C55 MB USA made it abundantly clear they were unhappy my opinion of the class from it sprang. The suits viewed the as prestige lite: a gateway to their bigger, better

I saw the model line as a range of German taxis for itinerant snobs. So when the C320 Sedan arrived, I was ready to add to my pyre.

The truth of the matter elusive. As soon as I found to hate about the car, discover something I liked. For the C320 Sport looks as aggressive as a Dodge Caravan.

The C#39;s tiny mesh petite rear spoiler and chrome exhaust pipe are a attempt to inject sporting into a thoroughly banal But the sedan is perfectly sized for driving: low, small and narrow.

By the same token, the Sport#39;s unremmittingly dour design and instrumentation make it the pace car for a German state But the overall build quality a stunning return to form for the Wirbelwinds. Thunk the door or the glove box and you know Mercedes has realized that brand are born on the assembly line, not in the department.

The C320 Sport#39;s driving are equally schizophrenic. Pressing the go feels like kicking a body. But once you roust the V6, the powerplant gives its all.

In guise, the C320 Sport from zero to 60 in 6.9 seconds and the road with genuine Yet the multi-link suspension is overly (in a rubbery sort of way), and the groans like a small-block Duratec.

I decided to concentrate my on the performance side of the equation. At the least I could determine if the had earned the right to call Sport, and thereby justify its price tag ($38k before tax and

I called my man Anthony Ricci, instructor of extreme limo and headed for his private playground.

The to the decommissioned Navy base was as revealing as our thrash Olympics.

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As I the C320 Sport down in driving sleet, the car provided steady handling, effortless changing, perfect comfort and visibility. I reckon it#39;s quartet of characteristics that the Mercedes brand, and makes the logical choice for customers who driving as a means to an end. even with a reasonably sweet-spinning V6 engine in the engine these attributes don#39;t add up to

Tony and I joined forces and had a in the rain. It was my final chance to see if the Sport#39;s other virtues masked the soul of a sports We caned the car across the length and of Quonset Point#39;s abandoned We cranked-it-up, forwards, backwards and with opposite lock and stop.

We slalomed, fish-tailed, and burned rubber. We maxed out at 130 and with the tip shifter. Nothing but it wasn#39;t for lack of trying.

The abuse finally revealed the that the C320 Sport has to safety. The C320 Sport#39;s brain simply won#39;t the car to get out of shape. Apply full at 80mph, and she slows to zero in a line, through massive with no hands.

Throw the wheel hard at any speed and she#39;ll understeer, oversteer, then quickly you to normal programming. Switch off the ESP and still there, lurking in the ending even the most drifts with a brutal

Tony proclaimed the C320 the ideal sports sedan for drivers#8211; especially those who tail out power slides as an invitation to the emergency room. In you#39;d have to do something stupid to lose control of the Sport for more than a few Even if you managed to hit a solid the sedan#39;s robust construction probably#8211; save your

Heading off base, my cell with news of a domestic requiring immediate shopping. no horses, I hustled the C320 homewards. The Merc proved a capable chariot, granting me speed with minimum How great is that? Not so great if an enthusiast.

Sure, the C320 is a car you can drive fast when you to, but it doesn#39;t do anything to make you to. In that sense, the C320 is as #39;authentic#39; a Mercedes as anything the company makes.

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