2012 Mercedes Cclass Photos and Info MercedesBenz Cclass News…

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204

A new nose, a new dash, and new engines for the U.S. Benz.

As the cheapest and car in Mercedes’ U.S. showrooms, it lives next to larger, more-luxurious, and more-prestigious vehicles, the has had a tough time establishing as a full-cachet, no-apologies Mercedes-Benz. But a of opportunity seems to be opening for the come the 2012 model with its mid-cycle update just as world events and challenges have precipitated a among luxury buyers “right-sized” vehicles containing luxury amenities.

It will try to impress. The restyled 2012 will greet customers a more upscale face by a sculpted front fascia and CLS-style headlamps that into the fenders. Distinct and Luxury trims continue for with the Sport model differentiated by its grille and thin spears in the outboard air intakes, also house the LED running that are now standard on all C-class The brightwork continues along the and around the new rear bumper. The are also new for 2012, with distinct detailing and still LEDs.

The biggest news is a more naturally aspirated engine in the C350 Sport, plus the of a new base model, the C250, a turbocharged four-cylinder under its The C350 Sport’s V-6 is a new, 3.5-liter. and its output is raised the outgoing C350’s 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of to a healthy 302 hp and 273 lb-ft. The mid-grade retains its 3.0-liter V-6 with 228 hp and 221 of torque, but now is offered only 4MATIC all-wheel drive will be the only C-class thus equipped). At the low end of the range is new C250, powered by a direct-injected, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. The C250 is to deliver among the highest of any Mercedes-Benz offered on these an estimated 24 mpg combined. (For the the larger E350 BlueTec is

EPA-rated for 26 combined.) As for acceleration, says the C250 should hit 60 mph in 7.1 a figure it also cites for the 4MATIC. The top-dog C350 is to make the 0-to-60-mph sprint in

Each of the three engines mated exclusively to a seven-speed transmission, which means you’ll no longer be able a manual in the C-class when the model arrives next (As if you could realistically find one in before!) That means the SLK300 will be the only Merc with a row-your-own As usual, auto-only also apply to the 2012 C63 AMG, also will be refreshed and on sale next summer or It will retain the current V-8. rather than to the twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 like AMGs.

Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204

Reworked Interior

That the expensive of Benzes have displayed varying degrees of cheapness inside the cabin has reinforced its role as a “starter” to be leased and returned, rather purchased, pampered, and willed to the For 2012, then, an all-new design brings tunneled and a separate, hooded binnacle for the high-resolution COMAND screenthe screen on the current C-class pops up from the dashrecalling of the E-class. Mercedes also the COMAND interface has been and this newer version soon roll out to its other Depending on the C-class model, swaths of aluminum or wood the dash and steering wheel, and says the interior materials been improved. Photos to indicate an ambience that that of the current C.

While it remains no threat to the in terms of creature comforts, the does mimic its pricier in terms of available driver features, which now include AssistMercedes’ drowsiness-detection systemParktronic sensors, Adaptive Highbeam a lane-departure warning system, and monitoring.

We expect to receive a information download prior to the reveal at the Detroit auto next month, at which we’ll be able to see in person if this 2012 refresh has (or at least minimized) the low-rent materials. After all, the may be the cheapest Mercedes-Benz sold but that doesn’t mean it continue feeling cheap.

Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204

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