When it comes to selecting the car of your choice, a must, and the first items on the car-shopper checklist should be performance, and how the car handles. These two things are what the Mercedes Benz C-Class C350 Sports Sedan excels in. One of the key performance indicators of this sports sedan is its all-new 3.5-liter direct injection V-6 engine that produces 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in a quick 5.6 seconds and fuel-economy is surprisingly good, returning 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Unfortunately, there is no V8 option, which is a turn off for some. This all new C350 model also boasts significantly firmer coils and shock absorbers for ease of comfort. The body is also adjusted for a lowered ride height, so that a positive effect on handling responses and a more aggressive suspension can be achieved.
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The Mercedes Benz C-Class C350 Sports sedan is equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission that is known for being the most versatile on the market, in terms of automatics. The adaptive logic monitors that are available in this vehicle will keep a close watch on the driving style of the driver, and will adjust its shift points to better match the driver's style. The C350 also has Touch shift control that can easily convert from automatic to manual anytime you want. There is also a four-wheel disc braking system that boasts an immediate response, which is why it tests so well. To stop from 60 mph, it was found that the C350 Sport only needed 108 feet which is outstanding!
The 2012 C-Class C350 Sports sedan also exceled when crash tested by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It was rated as "Good' for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. You will have a hard time a vehicle with a longer list of safety features. Just some of the ones offered include brake drying, emergeny braking preparation, tire pressure monitoring, emergeny interior trunk release, stability and traction control, turn signal mirrors, engien immobilizer, dusk sensing headlamps, emergency braking assist, child seat anchors, airbags galore and a whiplast protection system in the front head restraints. You cn also add on PARKTRONIC with parking guidance, if you choose.
This is a beautiful car that handles like a dream whiel returning impressive fuel-economy. If you have to list one flaw, it would be that cargo space is lacking as the trunk only offers 11.7 cubic feet of space.