The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an entry-level luxury car offered in coupe and sedan trim levels. The C-Class models are comprised of C250 (sport/luxury) sedan, C250 coupe, C300 4MATIC (sport/luxury) sedan, C350 coupe, and C350 (sport) sedan. Engines offered are 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine that produces 201 hp (C250), 3.0-liter V6 engine that yields 228 hp (C300), and a 302 hp producing 3.5-liter V6 engine (C350). All trims are equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission which enables fuel mileage to fall within an EPA estimated range of 19 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on trim selection. For superior performance Mercedes-Benz offers C63 AMG coupe and sedan trims; both powered by the same 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451 hp, for a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. These AMG models offer high-performance braking, AMG sports exhaust system, 7-speed AMG speedshift MCT transmission, and an AMG sport suspension. Features include 18-inch wheels, rearview camera, leather upholstery, keyless GO, heated seats, navigation, and premium sound. Safety is comprised of 11-way airbag protection, attention assist, blind-spot assist, lane keeping assist, anti-lock braking, electronic stability program, brake assist, and adaptive brakes. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is backed by a 4-year/50, 000-mile warranty.
The C-Class gets a pretty thorough update for 2012. Exterior design changes are mild, but the inside gets a pretty good going-over. A new engine option has been added to the lineup- a 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder, available on both the coupe and sedan. It makes 201 horsepower and 229 lb-feet of torque. The best part is the fuel economy numbers- 31 mpg on the highway. A new 7-speed automatic transmission comes standard across the lineup. With it, steering-wheel shifter paddles are standard. However, the biggest news is that a new C-Class coupe arrives. It comes in C250, C350 and C63 AMG styles. They have about the same dimensions as their sedan siblings, but with 2 doors and a higher belt line. Standard equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights and rain-sensing wipers. New safety features across the lineup include a new attention-assist drowsiness monitor and pelvic airbags.See also: