But for overall excellence and luxury-car prestige, it's very hard to do better than the Mercedes C-Class. In coupe form, the C250 gets a panoramic sunroof, split-folding rear seats, additional driver seat adjustments, driver memory functions and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic are standard. Though the sedan is bigger than previous C-Class editions, it's hardly the best choice for growing families. If you're crossing the road and there is a slight delay in the acceleration, that may cause you to miscalculate how fast the other car is approaching.
We have no problem recommending any of them and would strongly suggest back-to-back test-drives. The coupe's Premium 1 package adds the heated seats and the Harman Kardon system with satellite radio and an iPod interface. The C300 4Matic Luxury also includes a comfort-tuned suspension. This model's interior is well crafted, and boasts precise switchgear and an eye-pleasing design. Primarily, there is an annoying delay in the amount of time it takes the car to begin accelerating when you push the pedal. Essentially what I am saying is that cosmetically, the car looks more sporty and expensive than it actually is.
The C350 is a good choice for enthusiasts, given its sharply responsive V6 and rear-wheel-drive handling dynamics. The C300 4Matic offers a truly impressive combination of performance and economy, besting the outgoing 3. The Premium 1 package adds four-way adjustable lumbar support for the front seats, heated front seats, driver memory functions, a power-adjustable steering wheel, split-folding rear seats and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio and an iPod interface optional separately as well. There are a few unnecessary features like all of the buttons on the console, really though, who needs a 0-9 numeric pad to make phone calls right in the center of the console? Electronic features include a 5. So far, I haven't had problems with maintenance. That being said, the car has a few flaws.
These manufacturers put so many fine details into the trim of this vehicle that you'll just appreciate the design and craftsmanship. The front end has a nice long hood with a really large Mercedes emblem. In Edmunds brake testing, a C350 Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 108 feet. The back seat is actually roomy for a coupe as well, but it is a coupe after all, so it is a little small. Despite their more sporting character, the Sport variants offer a firm but still perfectly damped ride and the ability to tackle long road trips with ease. The sound is clear and depending on your settings, there is a nice low rumble in the bass of the music. In sedan form, the C250 and C300 4Matic are further split into Luxury and Sport sub-trims.
I think essentially the vehicle is designed to operate in sport mode, but economy mode changes the gear ratios so it saves on gas, which I appreciate. The C-Class also gains a fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start feature C300 4Matic and C350 , available adaptive cruise control, standard mbrace2 smartphone-integrated telematics and a newly available Sport Plus package. The C300 4Matic adds all-wheel drive and a V6 engine. While its not a sport car or a race car, it pulls a satisfactory amount of power out of the baby 1. I know of other German car owners who avoid this stupid schedule and just repair things as they need repairing, and that is who I am. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Also standard is Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 emergency telematics as well as Mercedes Attention Assist, which monitors the driver for signs of drowsiness and inattention.
Driving Impressions Regardless of whether you opt for the 2013 C250, C300 or C350, Mercedes' entry-level luxury car boasts precise steering and handling, as well as overall driving dynamics that are comparable to other sedans and coupes in the segment. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. The car grips the road very well and it feels so smooth on turns. So don't expect to race any performance vehicles at red lights, but it accelerates quickly so that you can pass slow drivers safely. The Luxury variants ride a little softer and have a quieter exhaust system, resulting in a more serene driving environment.
What's New for 2013 For 2013, the C-Class sees a number of changes that include a larger 3. The electronics are easy to navigate, and the fine features of the interior make for an amazing driving experience. This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. That means it offers that feeling of quality and solidity throughout that define the marque, not to mention a ride and handling balance that should strike most folks as just right. Under the hood of the C350 is a 3. The Lighting package adds adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers and automatic high beams. It just feels like they added a little too much to the console.
Well, in the real world, few U. Which in my opinion, is a good thing. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive comes with the C350 4Matic coupe. But with a German car, you can anticipate a more costly maintenance repair compared to a Japanese car. In Edmunds testing, it went from zero to 60 in 5.