2007 MercedesBenz C Class Performance | U S News Best Cars

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C Class

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This performance review was when the 2007 Mercedes-Benz C was new.


Reviewers generally that the 2007 Mercedes is enjoyable to drive and solidly-engineered, a refined balance of power, and braking, even with the engine. Car and Driver says It the same refinement as bigger while steering keenly and well.

The optional 3.5L delivers even better and Consumer Guide. which the C350 sports sedan, it to be an impressive representative of this Ride and handling are of high and the 268-hp V6 delivers smooth

Acceleration and Power

The C-Class in four basic powertrain based on the trim level:

The Mercedes C230 Sport (the base model) a double overhead camshaft 2.5-liter V6 engine that out 201 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. model is rated to go from mph in 8.0 seconds with the manual and 8.5 seconds with the automatic.

The C280 Luxury Sedan a V6 in a larger 228-hp 3.0-liter The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says, of the smaller engines will be adequate, especially if you’re by budget. MSN echoes this adding, No C-Class version is

The top of the line C350 Sport and Sedans feature a 3.5L V6 delivers 268-hp and 258 pound-feet of With a 0-60 mph time of 6.1 (manual or automatic transmission), generally find the most C-Class engine impressive, lacking compared to some The C350 doesn’t have the of a BMW 335i. with its 300-hp six, says Car and Driver. but throttle response is instantaneous, and in dicey mountain-road passing leaves little to be desired. finds the C350 plenty and the engine gives a throaty when it’s pushed. Blue Book also has praise for the 3.5-liter V6, calling it an dream. It responds willingly to the throttle input, calling its ample low-end torque to you across busy intersections or to slower-moving traffic.

Reviewers say the more powerful V6s in the and C350 suit this image, but buyers will pay a first at the dealership and then at the gas according to Kelley Blue .

The base engine in the C230 Sedan is paired with a synchronized six-speed manual with direct-action short-throw A seven-speed automatic is optional and Touch Shift to allow the to manually downshift or upshift. The Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy for the C230 at 17 per gallon in the city and 23 mpg on the highway the automatic transmission, and about the with the manual transmission numbers that MSN finds Premium fuel is recommended, and new for the base C-Class engine is compatible with E85 fuel, slightly lowers fuel estimates.

The 3.0-liter engine in the C280 Sedan comes standard the electronically controlled seven-speed or with the optional five-speed paired with 4MATIC The C280 delivers 19mpg 26 mpg highway with an automatic and 17/24 mpg respectively with the all-wheel drive (AWD).

The Sport Sedan comes the same transmission options as the base model, namely a manual transmission or an optional automatic.

The C350 Luxury comes with the same options as the C280, namely a automatic or an optional five-speed paired with 4MATIC

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Car and Driver says the seven-speed makes the most of the C350’s (although we could wish for upshifts in paddle-shift manumatic Kelley Blue Book the slick-shifting six-speed manual for the and C350 sport trims, it a must for the driving enthusiast. The delivers 17/26 city/highway mpg a manual transmission, 18.27 mpg the automatic, and 17/22 mpg with

Handling and Braking

Reviewers find the 2007 Mercedes boasts a pleasing ride and handling dynamics, consistent Mercedes’ reputation for building well-engineered vehicles. The C-Class on an independent three-link front and independent five-arm multilink suspension with front and coil springs and shock

The C350 Sports Sedan, features firmer suspension for a ride, attracted the most for test drivers. BusinessWeek the C350 a quick, nimble luxury four-door that similarly to BMW’s 3-series In short, it’s a lot of fun to drive in the summer, and fall. Kelley Book also praises the for feeling tighter and more in with the road than of its luxury counterparts. Yes, the is a bit firm and can even be rough broken pavement and untended joints, but it’s a small to pay for the benefits a taut suspension

Steering on the C-Class is quick-ratio with power assist and hydraulic damper. The Atlanta finds the handling a bit lacking for a sedan. Sport models feel as light on their as other top sport sedans, the says. But they turn in and offer decent grip. roll is reasonably well but driving enthusiasts will wish for even firmer and more steering feedback. Guide. however, likes the precise, natural steering and adds fine balance and body lean in corners this sedan worthy of label.

All-Wheel Drive

The comes standard in rear-wheel but the Luxury Sedans (C280 and come optional with all-wheel drive (paired to a automatic transmission). Reviewers are impressed with the system, doesn’t have the clunky of other such systems, to MSN. In fact, the system is during normal dry-road conditions.

BusinessWeek put the 4Matic to the test in driving conditions — very good results. I had that, at very least, the powerful engine — the 3.5-liter V-6 added this to give the car BMW-style speediness would cause the wheels to a lot. However, the C350 was rock-solid on snow and ice, during my most reckless the reviewer concludes.

Review Updated: 2/4/09

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