The goal of most automakers, Mercedes-Benz included, is to get buyers into the family at a relatively early age, then give them a clear upgrade path as their vehicle needs (or tastes) change. That makes the Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan and coupe a key model for the German luxury brand, as it’s very likely the first ownership experience that many will have with the three-pointed star.
Its critical, then, that Mercedes-Benz builds the C Class in enough variants to ensure near-universal appeal. Like the all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral, the C Class offers something for everyone, from the low-point-of-entry C 250, to the all-season-capable C 300 or C 350 4Matic, to the high-performance C 63 AMG. Most are even available with the buyer’s choice of two or four doors, in Sport or Luxury trims as well.
The C Class line was revamped for 2012 with a few significant changes, including the introduction of the coupe and the return of four-cylinder power to a Mercedes-Benz engine...