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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz's smallest car offers a wide range of power, equipment, and price, spanning the frugal C250 to the snortin' C63 AMG. As a driver's car, the C-class doesn't deliver the same all-around balance that makes the BMW 3-series so great. However, Mercedes places a larger emphasis on luxury and refinement, and it shows. Regardless of model, every C-class has a quiet cabin, a composed ride, excellent build quality, and an assertive but unobtrusive powertrain. It offers comfortable seats; a slick, three-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel; and a new 5.8-inch display that integrates HD Radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a USB port in the center console. The downsized C250 achieves a respectable 21/31 mpg fuel economy rating, but the smallish 1.8-liter displacement means the four-cylinder isn't as potent as BMW's new 240-hp turbo four. Buyers who demand all-wheel drive are restricted to the C300 sedan, which uses a 228-hp V-6. The C350's direct-injected 3.5-liter revs eagerly and accelerates quickly when the right pedal is planted. All C-classes come with a smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic, but it's not quite as quick as the eight-speed gearboxes offered by some competitors. While the proletarian C-class models may cede some performance to the BMW 3-series, there's one big exception: the C63 AMG, which packs a normally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 that charges off the line with an authority that is absent in BMW's M3. The high-performance BMW boasts a more neutral and more tactile chassis, but the Mercedes is just as fun around a track.
2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Front Left View
This car was made for southern California, with its roads as smooth as glass, its easy access to tracks, and its proximity to twisting canyon roads. Driving the C63 Black Series away from this automotive land of milk and honey may leave drivers wondering why they didn't go for the "regular" C63 AMG Coupe due to the stiffly sprung suspension, steering that feels connected to nothing, and the bi-polar accelerator pedal. Yes, you can take this car to the track and drive it home, but unless your route consists completely recently paved blacktop you won't want to. Even the car's best feature - its maliciously evil-sounding exhaust note with a crackling overrun becomes neutered unless you use the slow-to-react paddles.
2012 Mercedes Benz C350 4MATIC Coupe Front Left View
I adore the Mercedes-Benz C-class because it is luxurious and sporting without drawing undue attention to itself. Our C350 coupe looks great, and it doesn't have any of the frivolous creases or wings or gaping air vents that adorn some of its German rivals. The same is true of the interior: you get a lovely, no-nonsense cabin that is functional and elegant, yet devoid of silly styling flourishes.
2012 Audi A4 Front Three Quarter View
German sales were on fire in the month of July, at least for Volkswagen and Audi. VW had its best July since 1973, while Audi's 28.0-percent increase led it to a best-ever July. Mercedes-Benz saw a 1.6-percent increase, partly due to drivers flocking to the C-Class. BMW might be as happy, but sales dropped 0.5 percent as a result of low supply.
Ignition 2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series 7
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago takes a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series to the track to see if its performance matches the impression left by its body add-ons.
Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Performance Studio Edition Front Three Quarter
The Japanese market will receive two gifts from Mercedes-Benz AMG in the form of special-edition cars. The C63 Performance Studio edition and SLS AMG Matt Edition go on sale in Japan this fall, and won't be sold in the U.S.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specifications

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1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
201 hp @ 5500rpm
229 ft lb of torque @ 2200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 999 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
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IIHS Roof Strength

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