Mercedes C350 Sport Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes C 350

Mercedes C350 Sport

The previous gen C-Class was not Mercedes’ hour. Chief amongst its base engines that little in the way of functional power, fuel efficiency or brand character (e.g. the 1.8-liter four). The fourth gen C300 put paid to that#8211; and how. In the new C may have finally have the bigger-is-always-better mold that the carmaker has deployed to lure buyers up the ownership ladder.

Ah, but that mean that the more highly-horsed C350 is so to the C300 as to steal stars#8211; and from its cheaper stablemate?

The Sport and C350 Sport are doppelgangers. From their grill#8211; whose oversized star seems specifically for fans of Mr. T#8211; to their tailored tushes, there’s save rim design between For C300 Sport buyers, no bad thing. In all its iterations, the new C is a profoundly car; it’s perfect in and elegant in effect.

For owners of the more expensive well, price confers no

Inside, same deal. we understand why Mercedes reserves its interior mods to their AMG (money), how much would it to give a C350 driver indication that he’s got a shoe than a C300 driver? Anyway, the basics are brilliant. The cabin is well The solid feel of the door and switchgear imparts the old-school Benz attitude.

It’s stoic, it’s it’s German, and it’s to look the same when thirty years old.

In my car, it was all about the black, predictably monotonous results. The aluminum trim adorning the lever provides the only relief from the Goth One detail from the C350’s merits special attention: the and telescope steering wheel.

many people will its manual operation a bit cheap at price point, it’s a sign that the C-Class may be (however inadvertently) for longevity.

the engine underhood is the principal between the C300 and C350. the C300 has a 3.0-liter V6 making 228 the C350’s [unchanged for ‘08] six pot brings 268 horses and 258 ft.-lbs to the Accelerating from rest to mph takes only a shade six seconds; that’s a full faster than the not-entirely-slow Sport.

As you’d hope.

Even C350 offers aural you’d never, ever in anything other than an Merc. Once the V6 winds to the spot, around 3000 the damn thing begins to And it’s not the usual Mercedes of sound” aggression, where swear you were piloting an strength vacuum cleaner. a genuine gathering of sonic

And yet the C350’s engine’s smoother the Pickup Artist and at least as as Nissan’s lauded VQ engines.

Mercedes C 350

The new C350’s suspension remains or less unchanged. In this less is more. Riding on bushings, new subframes, revised and a slightly lowered chassis, the is a capable corner carver.

lean is perfectly controlled, and the responds instantly (if excessively) to from the new, more power-assisted tiller.

While a C350 driver could a BMW 328i pilot a genuine run for the down a twisting road, the C no 3. Like the interior, the C350 about the business of changing in a dour, cheerless sort of It’s as safe as houses to be], with easy-to-find and completely predictable responses at all But it’s just not what call fun.

Compared to its real competition#8211; the the C350 asks you to give up a deal for those 40 extra and suspension tweaks. For starters, the small matter (to some) of You also have to surrender the of all-wheel drive and “Luxury”

Worst of all, the six-speed transmission is only available on the C300 and its Sport derivative. if you forgive this omission, the seven-speed autobox is dim-witted you need it most: downshifting for For a sports-minded vehicle, that’s an sin.

In sum, it’s hard to why a “real” enthusiast would the Mercedes C350 Sport a more genuinely sporting (or the monster C63 AMG version). It’s hard to fathom the C350 advantages over a C300. The level” C-Class is a back-to-basics car does what you want a to do#8211; better than the does what you wish it do.

In that sense, the C350 the curse, and puts sensible owners in a happier place those who continue to believe bigger is always better.

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