2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Power201 @ 5,500 rpm
MPG21 City / 31 HWY
Market Price (Fair)$24,135 - $27,635
Warranty48 months/50,000 miles
parts made in the USA
Final Assembly Point: Bremen, Germany
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Base C250 2dr Coupe Overview
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class remains the most accessible of the brand's models sold in the United States, delivering the expected levels of advanced engineering, design and safety features that keep it highly competitive within the entry luxury segment. For 2012, a stunning new coupe model joins the lineup.
The C-Class is offered in three rear-wheel drive sedan and coupe configurations ï¿½?? C250, C350 and C63 AMG ï¿½?? and as a C300 4MATIC all-wheel drive sedan or C350 4MATIC all-wheel drive coupe. Additionally, the C250 and C300 sedans are available in either Sport or Luxury trim levels. The new C250 is powered by a 201-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, while the C300 is equipped with a 228-hp 3.0-liter V6 engine and the C350 gets a 302-hp 3.5-liter V6; all three engines now feature direct gasoline injection. The enthusiast-oriented C63 AMG boasts a hand-built 451-hp 6.3-liter AMG-tuned V8 engine. A revised seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard on every C-Class model; steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are available. The C250 and C300 are outfitted with a power sunroof, 17-inch aluminum wheels, MB-Tex upholstery, dual-zone climate control, HD radio and a USB port, along with Bluetooth wireless connectivity and audio streaming. The C350 adds a rear spoiler, heated front seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and satellite radio, while the C63 AMG is further outfitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels and AMG sport seats, as well as exclusive leather/simulated suede upholstery. Standard equipment exclusive to the new four-passenger coupe models includes unique sport seats and a Panorama sunroof. Safety features include stability and traction control systems, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, active anti-whiplash front head restraints and nine airbags. New for 2012, the Mercedes ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system is standard, while new safety-enhancing options include Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Park Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is revamped for 2012, with new front and rear fascias, modified headlamps, LED daytime running lights/tail lamps and a revised cabin. It also gets enhanced standard equipment in the form of HD radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port. Additionally, a sporty coupe body style debuts, along with a new C250 model (sedan and coupe).
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