2012 Mercedes Benz C250: Video Road Test and Review
The Mercedes Benz C250 is a four door five passenger sedan as well as a two door four passenger sports coupe with a lowered sport suspension and aggressive staggered wheel fitment. Either way the C250 is powered by an all new 1.8 Liter turbocharged direct injected four cylinder that produces 201 HP and 229 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven speed automatic gearbox with adaptive logic and Touch Shift controls for manual style shifting that is good for a conservative 0 to 60 MPH time of 7.1 seconds while returning an estimated 21 MPG in the city and as much as 31 MPG on the highway. The German luxury automaker offers the C250 in three varieties: the C250 Sport Sedan and C250 luxury sedan as well as the two door C250 Coupe.
The entry level Mercedes Benz C250 Sport Sedan is equipped with high tech stylish features like LED lit daytime running lights and tail lamps as well as a set of 17 inch twin five spoke rims with 18 inch AMG design rollers available as an option, like the rear spoiler and Keyless Go system. On the inside the C250 Sport Sedan gets sport cockpit styling consisting of sport seats wrapped in optional leather, a three spoke multifunction steering wheel, aluminum trim pieces or the optional walnut wood bits as well as an optional panorama roof while the power tilt/slide sunroof comes standard. Audio duties are handled by an HD Radio with auxiliary inputs and USB ports as well as hands free Bluetooth and wireless audio streaming standard; however the Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound system and XM Satellite radio are available as options. Airing on the side of caution, the German automaker has included ATTENTION ASSIST standard while other active safety features like Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, PARKTRONIC with Parking Guidance, rear view camera as well as adaptive high beam assist and bi-Xenon headlamps with Active Curve Illumination are all available as options; starting at $34,800.
The next step up is the $35,220 C250 Luxury Sedan which is similarly equipped as the Sport Sedan, but wears a set of 17 inch split five spoke shoes and has been dubbed by Mercedes to be adorned with luxury sedan styling on the outside as well as elegant cockpit styling on the inside, thanks in part to the four spoke steering wheel and standard Burl Walnut trim. The sportiest of the turbocharged four cylinder Benzes is the C250 Coupe, sporting a two door sport shell and riding on a set of 17 inch five spoke wheels with both five and seven spoke 18 inch AMG options. On the inside the C250 Coupe gets a racing inspired three spoke multifunction flat bottom steering wheel complete with paddle shifters and optional Ash Olive wood trim starting at $37,220.
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