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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Price Range: $38,020 - $38,430 | 18 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes directly with BMW's 3-series and Infiniti's G-series. Mercedes-Benz brings a century of automotive innovation and a reputation for ultimate quality and performance to their entry-level model. The C-Class' new direct-injected engine makes over 200 horsepower but can also cruise at 31 mpg on the highway, while still allowing for spirited performance, excellent safety and Mercedes-Benz trademark cache.

What's new for 2012?

The C-Class gets a pretty thorough update for 2012. Exterior design changes are mild, but the inside gets a pretty good going-over.

Model Strengths

  • Affordable luxury
  • a wide selection of performance engines
  • available 4MATIC all wheel drive system
  • strong safety feature list

Model Review

Two body styles and four trims are offered for 2012: C250, C350 and C63 AMG coupes and C250, C300 and C63 AMG in Sport or Luxury sedan. Both coupes and convertibles are available in rear-wheel drive as well as Mercedes-Benz' 4MATIC all-wheel drive. A new 7-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is the only transmission available.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Opt
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Opt
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

4dr Sdn C300 Luxury 4MATIC

Engine

Engine Type 3.0L Gas V6
Horsepower 228 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 221 @ 2700 - 5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 17.4 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 435 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels AWD
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 8.5 in.
Tires P245/40R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 37.1 in. / 41.7 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.9 in. / 33.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 12.4 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 108.7 in.
Curb Weight 3737 lb.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

4dr Sdn C300 Luxury 4MATIC

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Sunroof Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional