2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Solid upgrade

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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Solid upgrade
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.

Best Features

NAV, sporty handling combined with luxurious ride (used to be impossible).

Worst Features

Give us the automatic start/stop feature that this car has in Europe, or better yet, bring us the small diesel.
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By whchuang
on 02/07/12 18:46 PM (PST)

I agree with you. That was my impression when I was test driving the C250 and C350 too

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