2012 MercedesBenz C250 Coupe Review notes Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series

2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Review notes

I find liking the Mercedes C-class and more. — Road Editor Jonathan Wong

OK, not ready to declare this Mercedes-Benz C250 coupe than a BMW 3-series, but, is this a great driver. Executive Editor Bo

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ROAD EDITOR JONATHAN WONG: I myself liking the Mercedes more and more. The C63 AMG with its 6.2-liter V8 has a special place in my and is definitely in the conversation with the of the BMW M3 and the Lexus IS-F .

Now Mercedes has two doors from the body to the car into a sleek looking What’s the best part? The C250 packs a potent four-cylinder, which is semiaffordable to mortals.

The new 1.8-liter four, a maximum of 17.4 pounds of packs a good wallop of Turbo lag isn’t an issue, and it nicely from the low- to range before tapering off as you the 6,450-rpm redline. Benz’s automatic is bolted to the engine with paddle shifters, the manual mode offers response to shift commands.

Another surprise came the brakes that didn’t the mushy pedal feel I dread in many Mercedes Instead, the pedal is firm to control all of the brake muscle, to scrub off speed quickly needed. Steering feel is up as well, with satisfying available through the thick-rimmed, steering wheel. It’s not BMW feel and feedback, but it’s in the neighborhood now, which be said about the C-class in the when you compared it with the

On the handling-dynamics front, the C250 is a lot of fun. The 3,528-pound curb is a little surprising and makes the 166 pounds heavier than the BMW coupe. Mercedes did a good job the suspension, which offers grip in corners when on the 18-inch rubber but is also a ride in all other situations. it doesn’t quite match the handling prowess, but it is close.

As for the C-class coupe’s lines, a sporty elegance to them. flows together nicely, and the car got of attention over the weekend in this bright red paint. A 300 and a modified Mini Cooper to stare me down at stoplights the weekend, but I just ignored So it certainly gets attention if one of things you look for in a car.

yes, the interior is greatly over the inexpensive surroundings the old sported. The front bucket are comfortable with good support, and all of the materials are high There’s not a chintzy looking in the cabin, and all of the controls for the radio/navigation are enough to work your way

Will this C-class win over BMW 3-series coupe Possibly some casual car but the lack of an available manual hurts it in the eyes of the more car enthusiasts. That and it is still a behind the BMW in the driving-dynamics department, having closed that gap a However, one thing we all need to in mind is that there is a new BMW coupe on the horizon, too. I’m Bimmer has been hard at sharpening the new car.

Either way, I’m still a fan of C250 coupe.

EXECUTIVE BOB GRITZINGER: OK, I’m not ready to declare 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 better than a BMW 3-series, damn, is this a great It gives up two cylinders, 1.2 liters and an extra 100 pounds versus the BMW coupe, so the Audi A5 (2.0-liter I4, 211 hp, 150 heavier) is a much better Regardless, not too long ago, you mention a C-class in the same as either competitor, and now it is right That’s saying a lot.

moment one, when you and open the door, there’s heft and solidity in the door and its Settle in behind the flat-bottomed, steering wheel and everything buttoned up and upscale—far removed the plasticky hard place used to haunt the C. The supportive yet seats alone are worth a drive.

I’m quite enamored with 1.8-liter turbo four the hood. It’s relatively and likes to run up in the 4,000-to-5,500-rpm range, is easy to manage via the sporty paddle shifters. It’s not to throw you back in the seat, but enough poke there to get coupe moving smartly.

The part, surprisingly, is the car’s handling. I feel none of the Mercedes of old, whether in control, steering response or action. Like the beloved BMW this car seems almost there” when it comes to hard-to-measure intuitive driving

NEWS EDITOR GREG The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 is a strong, well-executed entry in segment that can now truly the 3-series in the eye. The interior is with brushed trim and a layout. It’s quiet, the panoramic roof is cool and a relaxing yet sporty place to some time.

Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series

The 1.8-liter turbo offers a amount of punch, though the note sounded a bit flatulent to me. is a breeze, and this small-displacement is a harbinger of things to come for cars, I think.

The steering has a feel, though there is a bit of and response. The paddle shifters are fun and return quick gear making the C250 feel athletic on the expressway.

The chassis is yet not abusive, the body is controlled and the dynamics are well proportioned. I the lines, the bold grille and the headlights and taillights. It’s a slightly curvy package. I’m impressed with this coupe. Look out, and BMW.

2012 Mercedes-Benz Coupe

Base Price:

As-Tested Price: $43,790

1.8-liter turbocharged I4; RWD, automatic

Output: 201 hp @ 5,500 229 lb-ft @ 2,200-4,300 rpm

Curb 3,538 lb

Fuel Economy AW ): 25/23.7 mpg

Options: Premium 1 package SiriusXM satellite radio, media interface, heated seats and Harmon/Kardon surround-sound system ($1,995); advanced package including parameter 18-inch AMG five-spoke alloy and steering-wheel shift paddles COMAND single-disc player seven-inch display, voice for audio, telephone and navigation, navigation, in-dash CD/DVD and Gracenote media database Mbrace in-vehicle service rearview camera ($460); order ($250)

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Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 AT Special Series

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