|EPA Est. MPG||17|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||97.7 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||3540 lbs|
The new engine found in the Mercedes C-Class is proof that when the German automaker has a good thing, it's smart enough to spread it around. The 3.5-liter V6 is steadily making its way through the luxury brand's model lineup.
After debuting in the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK two-seater, the lightweight engine, which features an aluminum block and cylinder heads, displaced the E-Class sedan's 3.2-liter engine earlier this year. And now it's part of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class family, available in the smaller C350.
Dueling German Horsepower
For 2006, the 215-horsepower, 3.2-liter C320 sedan becomes the latest casualty in the escalating horsepower war the manufacturer is waging with its Bavarian rival, BMW. After years of the BMW 330i eating its lunch with its healthier 225 hp, Mercedes has had enough. Just as BMW is about to pull the wraps off its revamped 255-hp 330i sedan, Mercedes is moving in for the kill with the 268-hp, 3.5-liter C350. Sounds like BMW 3 Series drivers better start checking their rearview mirrors.
If the horsepower jump isn't enough to grab you by the short hairs, the increase in torque will. With 258 pound-feet of torque, the Mercedes' V6 destroys BMW's new 3.0-liter inline six, which will be rated at 220 lb-ft, and gives the C350 some serious thrust.
With its smooth revs and throaty new exhaust note, the C350 Mercedes drives much sportier than the C320. There's plenty of torque to be found throughout the wide power band, making the charge off the line as fun the 50th time as it was the first. As in the C320, it continues to be rear-wheel drive with a 4Matic all-wheel-drive option.
Seven Speeds, No Waiting
Like the pint-sized SLK roadster, the C350 Mercedes comes standard with a six-speed manual, which is a major upgrade over the old six-speed gearbox. The C350's reworked linkage inspires confidence through the shift pattern with buttery-smooth action and a solid feel. The clutch is nicely weighted, not overly heavy or annoying while sitting in traffic.
Aiding hard-driving pursuits while helping take the heat off your gas pump credit card is an optional seven-speed automatic transmission, which can be shifted manually using steering wheel-mounted buttons. Serious sport sedan enthusiasts may claim that a manual transmission is necessary to extract maximum entertainment from the driving experience, but Mercedes has made this automatic shift so quickly and efficiently, it's hard to imagine why anyone would want to exercise their clutch foot unnecessarily. In fact, Mercedes states the same 0-62-mph time of 6.4 seconds with both transmissions. The C350 4Matic version retains the old five-speed automatic.
Despite the notable increase in performance, Mercedes also says fuel economy is improved by 12 percent over the C320's old V6, largely due to the efficiency of continuously variable valve timing and a two-stage intake manifold.
Familiar Style and Safety
Outside the cabin, the only visible clue to the new power plant tucked under the hood is the simple rear deck badge. Like the C320, the C350 sedan will continue to divide itself into both Luxury and Sport trims; Luxury offering a more traditional leather and wood-trimmed cabin, and the Sport model includes aluminum trim, a three-spoke steering wheel with thumb rests and larger wheels and tires.
In addition to predictable safety features, such as four-wheel antilock disc brakes and three-point seatbelts with tension limiters for all occupants, every C-Class offers stability control and eight airbags that include head-protecting side curtain airbags.
More Bang, Same Buck
Perhaps the most impressive part of the Mercedes-Benz C350's specification sheet is the price. Although pricing hasn't been officially released, and won't be until just before the C350 goes on sale this summer, Mercedes officials report the cost should be comparable to the current C320, which starts at just over $38,000.
Although previously disregarded as a true sport sedan, this new, more powerful C350 Mercedes should earn a spot on any BMW shopper's short list.
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What options are available on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2006 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible, AMG C 43, AMG C 63 S, AMG C 63, Sedan, C63 AMG, Hatchback, Wagon, C 450 AMG 4MATIC, C55 AMG, Hybrid
Available Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2006 Trims: C 300 4MATIC, C300 Sport 4MATIC, C300 Luxury 4MATIC, C 300 Luxury 4MATIC, C 300 Sport 4MATIC, C250 Sport, AMG C 43, AMG C 63 S, C 300, C300 Luxury, C250, AMG C 63, C240, C 400 Sport 4MATIC, C 250, C230, C250 Luxury, C230 Kompressor, C240 4MATIC, C300 Sport, C350, C63 AMG, C240 Luxury 4MATIC, C320, C230 Sport, C350 4MATIC, C 450 AMG 4MATIC, C280 Luxury 4MATIC, C320 4MATIC, C320 Luxury 4MATIC, C55 AMG, C 300 Luxury, C 300 Sport, C 350e Luxury, C240 Luxury, C280, C320 Sport, C350 Luxury, C350 Luxury 4MATIC, C350 Sport
Exterior Colors: Polar White, Steel Grey Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic , Arctic White, Lunar Blue Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Mars Red, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Capri Blue Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond White Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Sapphire Grey Metallic, Desert Silver, Pewter Metallic, designo Selenite Grey Magno, Alabaster White, Desert Silver Metallic, Pewter Silver Metallic, Barolo Red Metallic, Black, Dolomite Brown Metallic, Magnetite Black Metallic, Diamond Black Metallic, Everest Green Metallic, Granite Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue, Obsidian Black Metallic (SPC), Sand Beige Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Black leather, Silk Beige leatherette, Silk Beige/Black leatherette, designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa premium leather, Almond/Beige leatherette, Ash leatherette, Beige/Espresso leatherette, Almond/Mocha leatherette, Crystal Grey/Black leatherette, Crystal Grey leatherette, Almond leatherette, Cranberry Red/Black leather, Grey/Black leatherette, Red Pepper/Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Saddle Brown/Black leatherette, Saddle Brown/Black leather, Silk Beige/Black leather, Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Black leatherette/suede, Crystal Grey/Black leather, Ash, Black, Black leather/suede, Black w/Red Stitching leather, Black MB-Tex leatherette, Cashmere/Savannah leatherette, Platinum White/Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Black MBTex/DINAMICA leatherette/suede, Black w/Grey Accents Nappa Leather premium leather, Crystal Grey leather, Porcelain/Black leather, Red premium leather, Ash leather, Java, Oyster premium leather, Saddle Brown/Black, Silk Beige/Espresso leather, designo Bengal Red Nappa premium leather, designo Saddle Brow/Black Nappa premium leather, Almond Leather leather, Black premium leather, Black/Red Pepper Nappa premium leather, Cappuccino leather, Cranberry Red leather, Grey/Blue leatherette, Royal Blue, Sahara Beige leather, Stone leather
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Remote Start, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Soft Top, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Cooled Seats, Parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heads up display, Mobile Internet, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Alarm, 360-degree camera, Heated seats, AWD/4WD, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Engine
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6, 8 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: flex-fuel (premium unleaded required/E85), premium unleaded (required), regular unleaded
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive, all wheel drive
Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview
The used 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in the following submodels: C55 AMG, Sedan. Available styles include C55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A), C230 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M), and C280 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A). Pre-owned C-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2006 C-Class comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual, 7-speed shiftable automatic.