My opinion of the newer Mercedes Benz entry level C class range is pretty harsh and some might find it evil. When the new/current S Class was introduced, that quirky styling made its way onto the C class in what I can only imagine is an attempt to transfer the high class styling onto the budget range of the lot. Have not seen the interior and frankly I can’t be bothered to. This is a trend you can find across most manufacturers Nissan for example. Taking the styling of the Maxima and forcing it onto the Altima. Why? Why? Why?
Mercedes-Benz launched the new third generation C-class (W204 internal code) at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show for the 2008 model year. With four doors got a half cycle refresh in 2011 (shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show) who introduced a revised seven-speed gearbox and a refreshed, more upscale Interior to better align it with its more expensive sibling. But that wasn’t all, Mercedes is also its smallest sedan to a lot of external cosmetic improvements, new driving assistance systems and next-generation telematics. The upgrades were comprehensive and very good looking, probably explain why the March then rode in our driveway turned heads everywhere it went.
Put up everything, this car was a total of $ 42,355.
Our special test car was a 2013 C250 Then with a base price of $ 36,255 (including a $ 905 destination charge). Its most expensive option was the dynamic Sport package ($ 3,050), which added the unique seven-split-spoke 18-inch wheels, AMG rear spoiler, sports seats in MB-Tex/Dinamica, red seat belts, red contrast stitching, sport steering wheel, advanced Agility suspension and speed-sensitive steering. Premium 1 package ($ 2500) added Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, 10-way power driver’s seat, power lumbar, power steering column, split-folding rear seats, Harmon-Kardon surround sound audio package and other improvements. The remaining two options were the rear decklid spoiler ($ 300) and a special order charge ($ 250). Put up everything, this car was a total of $ 42,355.
But our test car lacked some desirable options. We had the added navigation ($ 2,814) and xenon headlights ($ 1,295), would our price have jumped to $46,435-which is a big jump over its base price.
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