The C300 4Matic adds all-wheel drive and a V6 engine. In sedan form, the C250 and C300 4Matic are further split into Luxury and Sport sub-trims. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive comes with the C350 4Matic coupe. In coupe form, the C250 gets a panoramic sunroof, split-folding rear seats, additional driver seat adjustments, driver memory functions and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Yet, Mercedes is not insensitive to the fuel economy side of things.
Still, like the C 250 I drove last year, the C 350 4Matic is a bit more boulevardier though not as pronounced than out-and-out sport machine. According to Mercedes, it can sprint to 60 mph in just 6. This 1796 cc engine size produces 204 horsepower with 310 Nm torque. In Edmunds testing, it went from zero to 60 in 5. Rear side thorax airbags are standard on the coupe and optional on the sedan. Despite their more sporting character, the Sport variants offer a firm but still perfectly damped ride and the ability to tackle long road trips with ease.
This is counter-intuitive at best and as good a reason as any to leave the console shifter in Drive. As for the coupe, it shouldn't come as a surprise that its backseat is quite cramped. In government crash testing, the most recent C-Class sedan tested from 2011 received an overall crash rating of four out of five stars, with three stars overall in a frontal crash four stars driver, two stars front passenger and five stars overall in a side crash. If not the stuff of which dreams are made — cue some hyper-exotic sports car here — they still occupy a higher rung in the automotive pecking order. I bought the car with 32,000 miles. In Edmunds performance testing, a C250 Sport sedan went from zero to 60 mph in 7.
All-wheel-drive versions are also available in the form of the C300 4Matic sedan and C350 4Matic coupe. Though it's the company's entry-level model, the 2013 C-Class is very much a. Unless one is completely facile, substance will have to count at some point. Though the sedan is bigger than previous C-Class editions, it's hardly the best choice for growing families. It is expected to consume 47 percent more fuel than factory data in real conditions and during test drives. . When shock absorber impulses increase, such as high-speed cornering, damping is firmed up for greater stability.
I also could not believe how hard it was to find one withe the lighting package. That means it offers that feeling of quality and solidity throughout that define the marque, not to mention a ride and handling balance that should strike most folks as just right. In Edmunds brake testing, a C350 Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 108 feet. Although the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class goes tire-to-tire against its countryman rival and has no trouble swiftly dispatching a curvy road, it has a very appealing personality that transcends performance stats. And for those who live in the snowy states, there's even a model with all-wheel drive.
Legroom is about par for the segment squished , while headroom is nonexistent for those taller than about 5-foot-8. The C350 sedan comes only in Sport guise, with a bigger V6 engine and the Premium 1 package standard; the C350 coupe adds a panoramic sunroof. Some might find a child seat difficult to install in the narrow, bucketlike backseat positions, and the 12. Fuel economy in city is 10. Driving Impressions Regardless of whether you opt for the 2013 C250, C300 or C350, Mercedes' entry-level luxury car boasts precise steering and handling, as well as overall driving dynamics that are comparable to other sedans and coupes in the segment. We have no problem recommending any of them and would strongly suggest back-to-back test-drives.
I have owned the car for 9 months and have had no mechanical or electrical problems whatsoever. Also standard is Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 emergency telematics as well as Mercedes Attention Assist, which monitors the driver for signs of drowsiness and inattention. Other safety-oriented options include the Lane Tracking package, which adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane-departure warning system. The C-Class also gains a fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start feature C300 4Matic and C350 , available adaptive cruise control, standard mbrace2 smartphone-integrated telematics and a newly available Sport Plus package. When driving at regular speeds with low shock absorber impulses, damping is automatically reduced for improved comfort.
A seven-speed automated manual transmission is standard. The Lane Tracking package adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane-departure warning system. Weight of the vehicle is 1575 kg with 470 liters trunk loading capacity. The Luxury variants ride a little softer and have a quieter exhaust system, resulting in a more serene driving environment. Working in conjunction with the MacPherson struts and rear independent suspension setup, the C 350 delivers a ride that strikes a nice balance between sport and luxury. Having the 4Matic drivetrain adds 70 kilograms to the sports coupe, which weighs in at a still trim 1,685 kilograms.