2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Road Test Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

(3.5L V6 7-speed Automatic)


Model year2012
ModelC350 Coupe
Style2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Base MSRP$42,370
Options on test vehicleMultimedia Package ($2,790); Advanced Agility Package ($1,400 est.); 18-Inch AMG Twin Five-Spoke Wheels ($1,040).
As-tested MSRP$48,475


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,498/213
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.2
Redline (rpm)6,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)302 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 3,500
Fuel type91-octane required
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.38; II = 2.86; III = 1.92; IV = 1.37; V = 1.00; VI = 0.82; VII = 0.73; R = 3.42


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiSportContact 3
Tire typeSummer, performance
Tire size, front225/40ZR18 92Y
Tire size, rear255/35ZR18 94Y
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inch front -- 18-by-8.5 inch rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.7-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.8-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)5.9 (mfr. claim)

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 combined (est.)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,562
Length (in.)180.7
Width (in.)69.7
Height (in.)54.8
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)61.0
Track, rear (in.)61.1
Turning circle (ft.)35.6
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)32.6
Headroom, front (in.)37.0
Headroom, rear (in.)35.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.3
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited years and mileage
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front and dual rear with head protection chambers
Head airbagsFront and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsAdaptive assist and hill-hold
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested
IIHS offsetNot Tested

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