2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available as a coupe or sedan, in Sport or Luxury trim, and with a turbo 1.8-liter four-cylinder, new 3.0-liter V-6, or a more powerful 3.5-liter V-6.
The C300 and C350 come standard with stop/start technology that shuts the engine off at a stop, restarting again when the gas pedal is pressed. the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is standard on the C300 and optional on the C350 coupe. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Cadillac CTS.
A high-performance C63 AMG® model, powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 that generates upward of 481 horsepower, is also available in in both coupe and sedan body styles.
New for 2013
For 2013, all Mercedes-Benz C-Class models get new mbrace2™ in-car communication service standard. Available on all C-Class models is the new AMG® Sports Package Plus that brings greater exhaust tuning, a refined sport interior and unique 18-inch seven-spoke wheels. C-Class coupes with this optional package also get a revised front suspension. DISTRONIC PLUS® proximity control system is now a stand-alone option.
The C300 4MATIC® also gets a brand-new direct-injection 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 248 horsepower and 251 pounds-feet of torque. New Eco start/stop fuel-saving technology comes standard on both the C300 and C350 models.
The C-Class front end takes after the current E-Class, with resculpted headlights and horizontal LED running lights in the bumper. The new taillight assemblies integrate LED lighting in a continuous band. Exterior features include:
- Four-door sedan or two-door coupe
- LED taillights and running lights
- Optional bi-xenon headlamps
- Standard tilt/sliding sunroof, optional sliding panorama roof
- 17-inch wheels standard, 17- and 18-inch AMG® style wheels optional
Interior trim choices include brushed aluminum, black ash and matte-finish burl walnut wood. A row of metallic buttons anchor the center control panel. C-Class Sport trim models come with a three-spoke steering wheel and sporty interior cabin, while Luxury trim models feature a four-spoke steering wheel and more elegant comfortable cabin. Leather seats are optional as is heating for the both the driver and front passenger. Interior features include:
- Standard mbrace2™ in-car communication service
- Standard Bluetooth® audio streaming and USB inputs
- Available sport interior with contrasting-colored seat belts
- Optional backup camera
- Available premium stereo
- Optional 7-inch LCD screen with navigation
- Under the Hood
The C-Class offers three engines, all with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The C250 has a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with direct injection. The C300 with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive has a new 248-hp, 3.0-liter V-6, and the C350 has a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection. Both the C300 and C350 feature the new Mercedes-Benz start/stop fuel-saving technology.
The 2013 C-Class has nine standard airbags: frontal, side-impact, side curtain, front pelvic and one for the driver's knee. Optional high-tech safety features include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and ATTENTION ASSIST®, which detects erratic driving and suggests the driver take a rest. Other safety features include:
- Electronic stability control with traction control
- Active front head restraints
- Antilock brakes with brake assist
- Optional rear side-impact airbags
- Optional Parktronic parking assist
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
With several key changes for 2012, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan reaffirms its status as one of the best luxury sport sedans while chiseling out a similar position with its new coupe model.
New for 2012
Many changes are in evidence with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. For the first time ever, a new coupe model debuts and is offered in the same configurations as the sedan. The C-Class Sedan is also more powerful and fuel-efficient this year, as the C350 Sedan's V6 gets a big bump in horsepower, while a new turbocharged four-cylinder model debuts in a new trim, the C250 Sedan. The C300 Sedan's engine remains the same, but is now only available with all-wheel drive. The seven-speed automatic transmission has been altered for improved fuel efficiency. Other changes include additional standard equipment, new front-end styling and a revised interior that does away with the old pop-up LCD infotainment screen.
The C-Class Sedan's styling has been refreshed, but not completely redesigned. The restyled front end takes after the current E-Class Sedan, with resculpted headlights and horizontal LED running lights in the bumper. The eyelash highlight from the 2011 C-Class Sedan is gone. Bi-xenon headlamps are optional. The most noticeable changes around back are the new taillight assemblies, which integrate LED lighting in a continuous band.
Interior trim choices include brushed aluminum, black ash and matte-finish burl walnut wood. A row of metallic buttons anchor a newly designed center control panel. A new instrument panel package brings a high-resolution color LCD screen to the center-mounted speedometer. The whole panel isn't LCD, as it is on the S-Class and CL-Class. The screen is outlined by a conventional analog speedometer ring. Entertainment features include a new generation of Mercedes-Benz COMAND® system, Bluetooth® audio streaming and a USB port in the center armrest
Under the Hood
The C-Class offers three engines. The C250 Sedan has a new 201-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with direct injection. The C300 Sedan with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive has a 228-hp, 3.0-liter V-6, and the C350 Sedan has a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection, up from 268 hp in 2011. Fuel efficiency is 5 percent higher in the largest engine according to Mercedes-Benz.
All models use a seven-speed automatic transmission, and a new lightweight aluminum hood contributes to better gas mileage. Mercedes-Benz says the C250 Sedan will get 24 mpg in combined city/highway driving, a 15 percent improvement over last year's C300 Sedan. The C300 Sedan is rated 20 mpg, and the C350 Sedan is 21 mpg. Zero-to-60-mph times of 7.1 seconds for the C250 Sedan and C300 Sedan. It's 5.9 seconds for the C350 Sedan.
As required by federal law for all 2012 models, the C-Class Sedan has standard antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system. Frontal, side-impact and side curtain airbags are also standard. Standard and optional high-tech safety features include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and ATTENTION ASSIST®, which detects erratic driving and suggests the driver take a rest.
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