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By lawman1967 on
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250 Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
I just traded my 2009 C300 Sport in for the new 2012 C250 Sport.
In many ways, I thought this would be a downgrade, but in fact there is only one aspect of performance that was better with the old V6, and that is responsiveness in high-speed passing.
Everywhere else, the new turbo 4 with the new 7GTronic + transmission seems to do a better job of keeping the less powerful though torquier engine in the meat of its powerband.
The exterior of the car is subtly improved, while the interior received a major makeover, not that anything was wrong with the old one.
The new COMAND nav/stereo is incredible.
NAV, sporty handling combined with luxurious ride (used to be impossible).
Give us the automatic start/stop feature that this car has in Europe, or better yet, bring us the small diesel.