2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  -  $38,095


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $38,095
Base Invoice: $35,490
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe C250 RWD
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: C250 Coupe
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 1.8L 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine

Pros

Affordable luxury; a wide selection of performance engines; available 4MATIC all wheel drive system; strong safety feature list


Model News

The C-Class gets a pretty thorough update for 2012. Exterior design changes are mild, but the inside gets a pretty good going-over.

A new engine option has been added to the lineup-- a 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder, available on both the coupe and sedan. It makes 201 horsepower and 229 lb-feet of torque. The best part is the fuel economy numbers-- 31 mpg on the highway. A new 7-speed automatic transmission comes standard across the lineup. With it, steering-wheel shifter paddles are standard.

However, the biggest news is that a new C-Class coupe arrives. It comes in C250, C350 and C63 AMG styles. They have about the same dimensions as their sedan siblings, but with 2 doors and a higher belt line. Standard equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights and rain-sensing wipers.

New safety features across the lineup include a new attention-assist drowsiness monitor and pelvic airbags.


Model Highlights

Two body styles and four trims are offered for 2012: C250, C350 and C63 AMG coupes and C250, C300 and C63 AMG in Sport or Luxury sedan. Both coupes and convertibles are available in rear-wheel drive as well as Mercedes-Benz' 4MATIC all-wheel drive. A new 7-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is the only transmission available.

C250 models are powered by a 1.8L direct-injected 4-cylinder engine that makes 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The C350 models get a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 268 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque. The C300 gets a 3.0L V6 producing 228 horsepower and 221 lb-feet of torque. The high-performance, limited-production C63 AMG is powered by a monster 6.3L V8 engine that produces 451 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

All C-Class coupes come with a panoramic sunroof, LED tail lights, power-heated mirrors and rain-sensing wipers. The standard stereo has a USB port, HD radio and Bluetooth built-in. The seats are MB-Tex fabric and are 8-way power-adjustable. It comes with a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and a SmartKey vehicle remote that can open the sunroof, trunk, fuel-filler door and power windows from a distance. The C350 upgrades the engine, but also the front seats, adds steering wheel memory and additional wood trim inside.

Through options, an iPod interface can be added to the stereo, or it can be upgraded entirely to a harman/kardon surround system. Heated leather seats are available, as is a COMAND navigation system with 7-inch display. A lane-tracking system, several wheel options and a choice of woodgrain interiors are also available.

The base-level Sport sedan is equipped similarly to the base coupe. The Luxury sedan adds a comfort-tuned suspension, vented brake rotors and burl walnut trim inside. Both trims are available with the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive comes with a 3.0L V6. A C350 sedan comes in Sport trim and rear-wheel drive only.

The C63 AMG is the ultimate in performance for the C-Class. It's the only coupe to come in 4MATIC all-wheel drive form. It comes with AMG-tuned suspension, brakes and steering systems. 18-inch aluminum wheels, a special AMG spoiler, bi-xenon HID headlamps, special heated seats, floor mats and steering wheel. A limited-slip differential is also available.

Safety is where Mercedes-Benz shines the most--dual 2-stage front air bags, side curtain air bags, side-impact bolsters and a driver's knee airbag are all standard. A new "Attention Assist" drowsiness monitor comes standard as well.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes directly with BMW's 3-series and INFINITI's G-series. Mercedes-Benz brings a century of automotive innovation and a reputation for ultimate quality and performance to their entry-level model. The C-Class' new direct-injected engine makes over 200 horsepower but can also cruise at 31 mpg on the highway, while still allowing for spirited performance, excellent safety and Mercedes-Benz trademark cache.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
365.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
539.40 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2200 - 4300

Trans Order Code
427

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
81.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Head Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.3 in

Wheelbase
108.7 in

Length, Overall
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
54.8 in

Trunk Volume
11.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3419 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V017000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
103,406

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2012 C300 4Matic, C250, C250 Coupe, C350, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E550 Cabrio, E550 Coupe, GLK350 4Matic, GLK350, SLS AMG Cabrio, and SLS AMG Coupe vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above MBUSA is recalling certain 2009 C300 4Matic, C300, C350 and C63 AMG vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag modules, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification starting in February 2017. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

1.8L 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift

Rear wheel drive

Independent 3-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry, coil springs over gas shocks

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: separate coil springs, gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)

ADAPTIVE BRAKE w/hold function

Dual exhaust w/chrome tips

17" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P225/45R17 front & P245/40R17 rear all-season performance tires

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch open/close

Panorama sunroof

Auto halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing

Front halogen fog lamps

Single rear red fog lamp

LED tail lamps

Pwr heated signal mirrors

Rain-sensing wipers

AM/FM stereo w/HD Radio & CD player -inc: USB/MP3 capability, (6) speakers, aux audio input jack

Bluetooth hands-free communication system

MB-Tex seat trim

8-way pwr front sport seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, active adjustable head restraints

Split-folding rear seats

Floor mats

Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel w/multi-function controls

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters

5.8" central controller display w/retractable cover

Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display

Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic button, fuel filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Engine immobilizer

Homelink garage door opener

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

Front/rear cupholders

Aux pwr outlet

Aluminum trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lamps

Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature

Front/rear window curtain airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Dual front pelvic airbags

Driver knee airbag

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter

Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment

Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
CUPRITE BROWN METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$1,995

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,750

 
LIGHTING PKG
$1,290

 
MULTIMEDIA PKG
$2,790

 
COMAND SINGLE DISC PKG
$930

 
COMAND 6-DISC PKG
$1,330

 
LANE TRACKING PKG
$850

 
18" AMG 7-SPOKE ALLOY WHEEL
$1,040

 
18" AMG 5-DUAL-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,040

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
TRUNK LID SPOILER
$300

 
ROOF SPOILER
$300

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
$460

 
IPOD/MP3 MEDIA INTERFACE
$310

 
NAV + 4 - UNIVERSAL MEDIA INTERFACE
$1,290

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$750

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
KEYLESS-GO
$650

 
ASH OLIVE MATTE WOOD TRIM
$325

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$325

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$420

 
MBRACE IN-VEHICLE SERVICES
$660

 
REARVIEW CAMERA
$460

 
PARKTRONIC W/PARKING GUIDANCE
$970

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
DYNAMIC HANDLING PKG
$1,400

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$480


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