The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the luxury brand’s exciting new entry-level premium sedan.  For 2013, more Mercedes-Benz buyers chose a C-Class over any other model from the brand, making it the most popular for its new year.  The Mercedes-Benz C-Class can boast such success thanks to the success Mercedes can claim in imbuing the sedan with traditional Mercedes levels of technology, comfort and build quality – with a smaller price tag.

The C-Class sedan is available in three different models, all of which carry a different powertrain under the hood.  The C-Class models are the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic® and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350 in Tacoma.  Each engine pairs to a smooth-shifting seven speed transmission.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a seven-speed transmission.   The midrange model, the C300 4Matic® remains the only variant to include all-wheel drive and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, providing 248 horsepower and 251 lb ft of torque.  A step up from this is the Mercedes-Benz C350 which runs on a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6, providing 302 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque.  This helps the Mercedes-Benz C350 to earn a 0-60 MPH time of under six seconds.

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An ECO Start/Stop system has been added to help with fuel efficiency while traveling around town.  This system shuts down the engine when the car comes to a rest to save fuel, then automatically starts the motor once the driver hits the gas pedal.  Fuel economy ratings for the Mercedes-Benz C250 come in at 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.  The Mercedes-Benz C350 is rated 20 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.  The Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC® has great fuel economy for an AWD vehicle: 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

Major standard features for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class include a power sunroof, dual zone climate control, eight-way power seats and Bluetooth audio streaming.  The optional Premium Package adds many things, including SIRIUS satellite radio, 4-way power lumbar support on the drivers seat, an iPod/MP3 Media Interface, a surround-sound system and Heated Front Seats.  The Multimedia Package includes the COMAND system with hard-drive navigation and adds enhanced voice control for audio, telephone and navigation; SIRIUS real-time traffic service; a six-disc DVD/CD changer and SD card slot; Gracenote media database, 10GB hard-drive with Music Register and a rearview camera.

For more information about the C-Class or to take a look at any Mercedes-Benz vehicle, contact Larson Mercedes-Benz in Tacoma.

30 Jun 2013

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