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2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 Review

Saturday March 24th, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Posted by: D.Colman

By David Colman

For: Epic Redesign, New Sporting Tack for MB
Against: Steering Wheel Obscures Speedo, Imprecise Throttle Tip-In From Standing Start

Historically, Mercedes products have enjoyed genetic markers that distinguish the brand. Bank vault construction, sumptuous seats and Baroque trim flourishes are descriptors that come to mind. Even blindfolded, you could climb into any Mercedes and tell that you weren’t in a BMW or a Lexus. But along with the Mercedes positives tagged a number of negatives, like weightiness, complexity, and dulled reflexes that drove potential customers into competitors’ showrooms. Mercedes has answered many of those issues by redesigning their C Class Coupe for 2012.

From the outside, the new Coupe is distinguished by the deftness of its visual language. Mercedes stylists have concocted a benchmark treat, with swooping roofline and crisp flank creases emphasizing the car’s low 55.8 inch height. There’s a delicacy inherent in the new coupe’s design that has been absent from Mercedes products since the SL 230 debuted nearly half a century ago. The lighter touch is also evident once you slip inside the cabin. The standard front sports seats are less monumental than before, more cosseting than ever. Though reduced in visual mass, the driver’s seat offers 10-way power adjustment, 4 modes of lumbar support, and 3 memory settings (for seat, mirror and steering wheel position).

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New 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Thursday February 17th, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Posted by: aquadog

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class CoupeAnnounced ahead of the Geneva Motor Show launch and due to leaked images earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has officially announced the new 2012 C-Class Coupe with the C250 and C350 models, that will compete with the Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series Coupe. The C250 features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 201-horsepower engine, a 7-speed automatic transmission, a 0-60 acceleration time of 7.1 seconds, an aluminum trim, and an estimated EPA combined city/highway fuel economy of 24 mpg.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 Review – The C-Class Earns Better Than a C

Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: berrichondanny

By Danny Chang

Pros

  • M-B star bigger than J-lo’s booty on the grille
  • Competent performance
  • Mercedes-Benz safety

Cons

  • M-B star bigger than Mo’nique’s booty on the grille
  • Busy center console controls
  • No nav on a $40k+ car

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First Impressions: 2010 Mercedes-Benz C350

Friday March 19th, 2010 at 1:33 PM
Posted by: michael.leroy

By Michael Leroy

Pros

  • Quiet and comfortable on the freeway
  • Standard “Sports Grille” looks great
  • Good gas mileage

Cons

  • Awkward iPod integration
  • Need to buy several options to fix flaws
  • Slightly numb steering

As the middle child in the C-Class model line, the C350 fills the niche between the base model C300 and the mighty C63 AMG. Like any middle child, it’s easy for the C350 to be overlooked between its thrifty, cheaper sibling and its steroid-using big brother. Sibling rivalry aside, the C350 manages to stand out as a compelling option in the C-class lineup.

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