Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe 2012 is a new Mercedes-Benz, it is an event. A new Mercedes-Benz cut, this is a great event. After having sold a first class C Coupe (2002-2006), Mercedes returned with a car which, this time, should be much more popular. And no doubt the presence of BMW 3 series and Audi A5 in this market had some impact on the decision of Mercedes…
What it may, using the chassis of the very successful C-class sedan, Mercedes could hardly be mistaken. However, knowing the august company Stuttgart, it did not simply take the sedan and amputated two door! For example, the total height of the cut is 38 mm (1.5 inches) lower than that of the sedan, which changes the overall look of the car.
Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe 2012-Turbocharged four-cylinder
Our test car was equipped with four 1.8-litre cylinder. What a same turbocharged four in a Mercedes? 201 Horsepower, a small stable for a prestigious brand, one is tempted to say that the engine resumes its immense… couple but this is not the case since it displays that 229 foot pounds of torque. However, the fact that it delivers its maximum torque between 2 300 and 4 300 rounds/minute, a broad range, compensates for rewarding the car of more than adequate occasions. It takes only 5.6 seconds from 80 to 120 km/h.
The accelerations are less dramatic, but perform the 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds is dramatic! It should be noted that under the 3,000 rpm, the engine does not give its full extent. However, once launched, it in again! Oh, by the way, it does drinks that gasoline super as, I believe, all products Mercedes-Benz, Turbo or not. In our week of testing, our average consumption amounted to 9.3 l / 100 km, which isn’t bad. However, we have been rather gentle with the accelerator.
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Note that Mercedes offers to those who want a little more and who are willing to pay a little more, more efficient cut. I am referring here to the C350 (V6 3.5 liters of 302 horsepower) and a demonic version AMG with a V8 6.2 liters of 451 equid. And that’s not counting the C63 AMG Black Series with its V8 6.2 liters of “barely” 510 horses.
The transmission of our (“our” being a good large Word) C250 is seven-speed automatic, without claim to possess the double clutch of several of its Germanic accomplices, works quickly and in total transparency. Only the rear wheels are driving. This dialog box moves, by default, the economy mode. Fortunately, this has little impact on reactions to the acceleration. The Sport mode, for its part, increased the engine (100 km/h, talking 1 900 RPM in economy and 2,200 in Sport-2 200 and 2 500 rpm respectively at 120 km/h), which provides more nerve revivals. This dialog box also offers a manual mode, but I did not found very interesting it and no doubt will be that most of the people are in used once from time to time or under certain conditions specific (towing, driving in the ribs, etc.).
Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe 2012-Classical
Side style, Mercedes designers, as usual, decided to play on the classicism of the lines rather than the slightly and we know their wishes. The C-class sedan is already enough beautiful that it should not have been add to Fireworks removing doors! Of course, access to the rear seats of the Coupe is devilishly more complicated with the sedan but we managed to build a safe, great for the category with its 450 liters (against 340 for the Audi A5 and 440 for BMW series 3 Coupe). Its opening, without being huge, is correct but the transportation of large objects requires some planning. The rear seatback lower by forming a flat bottom with the trunk. Two rear passenger seats provide clearance sufficient leg room, however the heads have interest to be not too high perched! Rear visibility and three quarters back, unnecessary to specify what should not be high on the list of priorities of charge… specifications
In the front, no doubt, are found in the Mercedes-Benz world. The style of the dashboard is quite drab, but absolutely cannot be find shortcomings at the level of the quality of materials or Assembly. I would however appreciate that seats a little better retain the body in the curves. That being said, the AMG version could very well manage my lateral displacements!
On the road, the class C250 Coupe behaves as a class C a little sportier. Handling, be also biting in version AMG, will nevertheless satisfy the vast majority of buyers. In curves, the roll is very well mastered by suspensions that promote equal comfort and good sportsmanship. I them have however found a little harder than in the sedan, which is quite normal. The direction is not the most accurate that I have tried but, yet again, we have already seen much worse. And AMG is more picky customers! Ditto for the brakes.
Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe 2012-Be competitive
With a price of $ 40,000, the class C250 Coupe is not a given. As much higher than the level of equipment is, for example, of Korean. I know, these cars do not even public but it is difficult to imagine that for $40,000, our test car had not been with GPS, for back-up camera (what would have been bénéfique…), seat the electric passenger or making auxiliary to connect an electronic device. Of course, all these gadgets are available for a supplement. For its part, the C350 costs $ 50 000 and 63 AMG… $66 900! It has not yet been the price of the Black Series but Mercedes says us that it will be competitive. It would be gifted in politics in Mercedes-Benz!
Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe 2012 Specification
Model test: Mercedes-Benz class C 2012
Version tested: sport coupe C250
Price range: 700 to 66 $900 36
Price of the model test: $ 42 900
Basic warranty: 4 years / 80,000 km
Powertrain warranty: 4 years / 80,000 km
Competitors: Acura TL, Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G, Lexus ES, Lexus IS, Lincoln MKZ, Volvo S60
Strengths: both classic and modern lines
Strength of obvious construction
Engine 1.8 litre turbo efficient
High quality materials
Pretty big trunk
Weaknesses: rear seats more or less easy to access
Engine 1.8-litre turbo in lack of prestige
Consumption increases quickly if fun
Disappointing equipment level