While the Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan
isn’t entirely new this year, there are some significant changes to the model line for 2012. First up is a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the first four offered in the C Class in almost a decade. Then there’s the all new C Class coupe
, a stylish alternative meant to draw new buyers into the Mercedes-Benz family. Factor in the high-performance C63 AMG (which isn’t new this year) and you have a complete model range that’s ready, willing and able to take on the BMW 3-Series, the Audi A4 and A5 and the Cadillac CTS.
The C Class sedan gets revised front-end styling that brings it up to date with current Mercedes-Benz design language. The sedan returns in both Luxury and Sport trims, and the new Coupe is offered in the same basic configurations. Sport models are easily distinguished by their large three-pointed star emblem embedded in the grille, while luxury models make do with a plain grille and a modest hood...