Road test 2013 MercedesBenz C350 4Matic Coupe | Driving

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Road test: 2013 C350 4Matic Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe with the Audi A5 coupe and the BMW 4

The 302-hp 3.5L engine is a compromise over the C 250’s but gruff turbo four-cylinder and the nature of the 507-hp C 63 AMG.

the C350’s cabin has the necessary that come with a approaching $60,000 with

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350 doesn’t have amazing legroom, but that’s normal for its

Stylish sports coupe has the and performance to back up its good


Style, much looks, will only get you so Unless one is completely facile, will have to count at point. With rare sport coupes have projected greater style their more practical counterparts. If not the stuff of which are made — cue some hyper-exotic car here — they still a higher rung in the automotive order. So, a stylish sport with substance is something should be coveted.

I believe the Mercedes ’ C 350 4Matic is worthy of such desirability. coming to market for the 2012 year, the C-Class Coupe is a take on the still-buff C sedan, a coupe instead of the previous hatchback body, with front and rear overhangs, a silhouette and long wheelbase combine with the standard AMG package to give the coupe a assertive profile. The availability of widely regarded 4Matic system — the C 350 is also offered rear-wheel drive — lends practicality to a car already brimming personality. It also makes the C competitive, a prudent decision on the of the automaker considering the car’s two-door rivals are the even-better-looking A5 Coupe and the new-for-2014 BMW 4 Series

Mercedes says the C 350 4Matic to 100 kilometres an hour in 6.2 seconds.


Having V6 dash to go the flash is what has the C 350 Coupe on my The 302-horsepower 3.5-litre engine is a compromise over the C 250’s but gruff turbo four-cylinder and the nature of the 507-hp C 63 AMG. In words, there’s more enough urge to get where you to go without being ridiculous it. Having the 4Matic drivetrain 70 kilograms to the sports coupe, weighs in at a still trim kilograms. There’s little to the added traction from a standpoint; Mercedes says the C 350 accelerates to 100 kilometres an hour in 6.2 only 2/10ths slower the rear-drive version.

Yet, Mercedes is not insensitive to the economy side of things. The car with an Eco stop/start feature as as a driving monitor in the cluster that evaluates driving — with Acceleration, Constant and bar graphs — in order to promote fuel efficiency. In mostly use I averaged 11.3 litres per 100 with the C, not terrible considering the engine.

The V6 is bolted to a seven-speed transmission with paddle While the self-shift mode normally provide an element of that’s wholly in keeping the car’s intent, upshifts and are accomplished through a side-to-side of the lever instead of forward and This is counter-intuitive at best and as a reason as any to leave the console in Drive.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350 comes with an Eco stop/start as well as a driving monitor in the display that evaluates style.

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One of the best dynamic features is its and handling. The Coupe comes with Agility Control otherwise known as an amplitude-dependent system. When driving at speeds with low shock impulses, damping is automatically for improved comfort. When absorber impulses increase, as high-speed cornering, damping is up for greater stability. Working in with the MacPherson struts and independent suspension setup, the C 350 a ride that strikes a balance between sport and

The Agility Control suspension is by a rack-and-pinion steering system is skewed toward the firm although not artificially so. Still, the C 250 I drove last year, the C 350 is a bit more boulevardier (though not as than out-and-out sport

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Inside, the cabin has the necessary that come with a approaching $60K with — everything from stitched and aluminum trim to the usual conveniences to techy bits as the harman/kardon audio system. praise be, Mercedes has finally a longstanding ergonomic quirk by the position of the turn signal (now above) with the control stalk (now

The Coupe’s status as a full is definitely open to interpretation. there’s plenty of head and leg for those occupying the front but if they’re long-legged and have the back in their tracks, the rear-seat passengers had better be in the grades.

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Mercedes Benz c350 coupe road test

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Given the raked rear window and shape, rear-view visibility is The $4,000 Premium package alleviate this problem by Parktronic with parking an audio/visual warning that you know if you’re getting too to something, whether backing up or forward. The package also the audio system to the previously harman/kardon surround-sound system satellite radio and adds a interface, navigation system and DVD

Also worthy of consideration is the Driving Assistance Package, for the Passive Blind Spot than the semi-obtrusive (vibrating wheel) Passive Lane Assist.

The best phrase I can of to describe the C 350 4Matic is “efficiently Read into that you will, but I see that as a positive one that connotes a carefully blend of driving pleasure and The C might not be hot, but it’s definitely cool. (There are no of note to the C 350 4Matic Coupe for the model year.)

Type of All-wheel-drive sport/luxury coupe

Engine 3.5L DOHC V6

302 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 273 lb.-ft. of @ 3,500 rpm

Transmission Seven-speed

Brakes Four-wheel disc ABS

Tires P225/40R18 front, rear (optional)

Price: tested $51,400/$58,130

Standard AMG Styling Package, LED daytime lamps, active bi-xenon panoramic sunroof, 18-inch AMG wheels, power folding and mirrors, automatic climate power windows, power column with memory, powered passenger seat, power driver’s seat three-position memory, heated seats, split-folding rear three-spoke Nappa leather multi-function steering wheel, upholstery, aluminum pedals, garage door opener


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