2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Perfect mix of sportiness and

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C250 Sport Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 7-speed Automatic)

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Perfect mix of sportiness and luxury
By blaupunkt on


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250 Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 7A)


Just upgraded from a 2010 Acura TSX which is an amazing car, however my only complaints were that the 4 cyl offered too little torque (only 170 lbs/ft) some road noise and despite the handling was pretty good I had to battle between the FWD and its heavy nose while cornering. While looking for more torque I made the resdesigned C250 my choice. 201 HP, 229 lbs/ft torque, RWD and 7 speed blend decent performance and a quiet cruiser. This is not sluggish, it's fast enough for all around driving. It's not a performance machine like the 2012 328i, S60, Regal GS or G37, not as powerful as the TL but not boring as the A4's CVT tranny or the IS and CTS floaty ride. A perfect blend for me.

Best Features

The best interior in the segment, completely different than the 2011 C Class; surprisingly similar to the Mercedes E Class Excellent torque figures and powerband Superb handling and ride quality Interior lighting Very good acceleration Hold function in the brake pedal Premium fit and finish Turbo's vaccum cleaner sound Excellent fuel economy (Got 32 mpg highway) Adjustable front headrests

Worst Features

Too little standard options: For example, no standard sunglass compartment or folding rear seats and options quickly inflate the price No handbrake, it's a footbrake that takes away leg room. Acura's climate controls are way better, this is the only feature that the interior redesigners forgot about Ridiculous cruise control lever placement Initial fasten seatbelt beep is so bothersome Hard gas pedal, you have to press stronger than regular cars which produces some gas pedal lag (time between actual kickdown and gear change) Trunk lid should be easier to close Though the engine is smooth it makes more noise than the new 3 series Seats should be more confortable
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By lawman1967
on 03/08/12 07:17 AM (PST)

Seats more comfortable? How? Softer would appeal to Americans, but would take away from the long-haul comfort of the car. Personally, I think the C Class has the most comfortable seats in the segment, and that is one area of the car I would never mess with.

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