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2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class - Expert Reviews


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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

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1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...The C36 is set apart from its less-expensive C280 kin with the larger engine, larger brakes, a sports suspension, 17-inch wheels (up from 15-inch on the C280), front air dam/side skirts/rear apron and about 200 extra pounds as a result. Like all C-Class cars the full gamut of power goodies-from power brakes and steering to power windows, locks, electric sunroof, electronic climate control, cruise control and a Bose sound system-is standard. The C36 adds leather seats, rear-seat headrests and anti-theft alarm. No cuphol ers. Maybe Mercedes was trying to keep the sticker at $49,800. The center...

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...onto a freeway full of 70 m.p.h. traffic. Refinement and elegance, of course, are usually the first casualties of enhanced performance. Whether the product be cars, ballplayers or rock stars. And exuberance typically smothers smoothness. But in the C36, polished engineering produces a versatility that allows the sophistication of Mercedes, and its heritage, to hold fast. Certainly the marque's social image survives the transformation. Oddly, on a car where everyone has worked so hard and systems perform so well, there is an oversight in the steering. Even in the fast-ratio steering box that...

1996 mercedes-benz c-class Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The six-cylinder C280 feels much quicker than the C220 getting to speed, and getting there quickly doesn't mean changing your own gears. Handling is sure-footed with either car, and braking ability is quite good, although the C220, at 200 fewer pounds than the C280, feels somewhat more agile. These sedans ooze class, substance and style, unless they're adorned with faux-gold packages or other tacky add-ons. The look is quite contemporary, and the car seems larger than it really is. Traditional styling cues inside and out continue the Mercedes trend of evolutionary rather than revolutionary...

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...It's as if the C36 is connected to a track in the road. When you turn the wheel you instinctively know how the car will react. Muscling around a tight turn in the C36 is an incredible feeling, one that I've only experienced a few times in other cars. Like the Acura NSX and the Toyota MR2 Turbo, the C36 is one of those rare, finely balanced automobiles that is so well-engineered that it lets you explore your own driving limits. If there is any negative point, it is that speed bumps and large potholes cause the car to shudder a bit. That, I suspect, is because the suspension is so stiff. It's a...

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...Most striking is a beautiful curved strip of Zebrano wood that ps the base of the windshield. It matches the wood on the dash, center console and door panels. The inviting interior has a classy design, one that radiates warmth. The best way to describe the interior of the C220 is to say that it is user-friendly, stylish - and somewhat tight on legroom. The easy-to-read white-on-black analog gauges, with their orange needles, are smaller versions of the ones used in Mercedes' larger cars. Most of the switches for such things as the cruise control and power mirrors are easy to reach and use...

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview
Source: CarGurus

...Sport sedan and coupe are available for this level.The C300 sedan also hits 60 mph just after 7 seconds, but gets about 20 mpg out of its 3-liter V6, good for 228 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque - and it is the only option left with all-wheel drive available, rear-wheel drive being typical. The C350 coupe and Sport sedan powerplant was pushed up 33 horses for 2012, for a 302-hp, 273-lb-ft torque 3.5-liter V6 with just slightly better economy than the 300 - but it will reach 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. Someone apparently got touchy about the Nissan.Each trim genuinely...

1995 mercedes-benz c-class Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1995 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1995: No major changes...

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...The 2.2-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine in the C220 is rated 148 horsepower at 5,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 155 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm. Both cars are rear-drive, four-seat sedans equipped with standard, four-speed automatic transmissions. Complaints: The sideview mirrors. They're angled too closely to the car's body, making part of each mirror useless. Praise: An excellently crafted, well-presented, superbly engineered car (with the exception of the mirrors). Add to that sensible, competitive pricing, and you get a Mercedes-Benz that's going to blow the wheels off the more...

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Professional Review

...Complaints: Absence of traction control as standard equipmentand, um, those tires. Mercedes-Benz officials said that with "normaldriving," C-36 owners can expect to replace the car's speed-rated,low-profile tires every 15,000 to 20,000 miles. And with "aggressivedriving," every 10,000 to 12,000 mi les. Either way, that's shortmileage, and it carries a price tag of about $350 per tire. Also, trunk space isn't much at 11.6 cubic feet. But it is asports car, after all. Praise: Overall design and engineering; superior highwayperformance; superior cornering and other handling...

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