Review: Used Auto Review – Mercedes Benz C Course Sedan (2007-2014)

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2007-2014 Mercedes Benz C Class Sedan

History
Mention the word “European compact executive” and the ii cars that comes to listen are the three Series too C Class, both pop for many reasons. The three Series is the benchmark of the grade most snatching all (except for i model) the accolades for Car too Driver’second 10Best. The C Class is an option since the BMW has it all. Let’sec skip that part.

Under the W204 chassis code, this C Class was developed using a digital epitome before an actual test mule was utilized. The ii.one terabyte digital replica was subjected to a xv 1000000 mile route examination together with its blueprint was selected inwards 2003 as well as blueprint patents were filed a year later which showcased a fiberglass blueprint model of what would be the W204 model. Bet you didn’t know: this motorcar was a serious competitor of the E90 3 Series when it comes to sales since the differences aren’t much huge.

CATS Motors launched the C Class in sedan course only, alongside the old wagon being discontinued for the local market piece the coupe was added in 2011.

Value in addition to Costs
Since this is a Benz, resale values are splendid when compared to other brands like Audi in addition to Volvo. With this car not beingness likewise quondam, prices would hover to a higher place a meg peso mark regardless of model.

Being a luxury model, go for something that had been inspected by the local dealer for your peace of listen. Also, using low octane fuel for certain cars that has a supercharger (2007-2011) or turbocharger (2011-2014) inwards it tin can deteriorate the performance of the vehicle. No serious issues have been reported apart from those usual article of clothing too tear.

Exterior together with Interior
Replacing the W203’s softer lines and rounder headlights is a much more than bold together with hitting body which defines Benzes present. 2007 to 2010 C180 models made make alongside xvi inch steel wheels amongst embrace until it used alloys after on. AMG Sport models accept, good, body kits from AMG.

In Mercedes jargon, Avantgarde models are the ones having stainless steel in addition to aluminum accents while Elegance is luxury oriented with woods panels but this model is exclusively available during the starting time office of the vehicle’s go. In other items, in that location’second the COMAND command organization alongside a 4.five inch colored instrumental panel which may live confusing for commencement timers simply easy to function for novices to the three pointed make. Some higher variants get triple zone air-conditioning piece others accept dual.

Engine
A confusing array of engines comes criterion in the W204 C Class, peculiarly that six engine options were available during the commencement half piece solely 5 (three of them are the ane.8 having varying horsepower figures) remained later on. Do take Federal Reserve note that 2011 to 2014 models have a CGI treatment which gains a turbocharger. Acceleration may vary from the fast too steady to the extremely fast spell the vii-speed automatic is shine with this one defaulting to moment gear when accelerating from a end.

Driving Impressions
Prefer a Benz piece getting a BMW’second driving athleticism? Then this model is for you, specially that older models are fast inward straights but acts like a boat on corners. Due to a stiff trunk beat together with an first-class interruption set, this is ane C Class that tin can take on the three Series when it comes to driving fun. While the efforts are in that location, it does non yet knock out the benchmark specially that treatment is on the prophylactic side addition steering experience is tuned for comfort. Speaking of comfort, it does make an edge over the closest competition. You go the best of both worlds.

Verdict
Yes, the 3 Series may be the peak dog of the course only permit us non forget the efforts done past Mercedes Benz on making their compact executive beingness a petty sporty.
The Good:

  • Very solid
  • A delight to crusade
  • Spacious
The Bad:
  • Expensive to keep (if you don’t take the money)
  • The 3 Series is nonetheless fun to crusade
  • Noisy at high speeds
The Pick: C200

THE SPECS
Engines: ane.eight M271 DE ML I4 supercharged (2007-2011) or AL I4 turbocharged (2011-2014) – C180, 2011-2014 C200 and C250 CGI, 2.0 M271 DE AL I4 supercharged – 2007-2011 C200, 2.v and three.0 M272 KE 25 V6 – 2007-2011 C250 (ii.v) together with 2007-2011 C280 and C300 (three.0), iii.5 M272 KE V6 – 2007-2011 C350, three.5 M276 DE V6 – 2011-2014 C300, six.two M156 K3 V8 – C63
Power: 141hp @ v,200rpm (2007-2008 C180), 156hp @ v,200rpm (2008-2011 C180), 154hp @ five,000rpm (2011-2014 C180), 181hp @ 5,250rpm (2011-2014 C200), 184hp @ five,500rpm (2007-2011 C200), 201hp @ 5,500rpm (2011-2014 C250), 204hp @ six,100rpm (2007-2011 C250), 231hp @ half dozen,000rpm (2007-2011 C280 and C300), 248hp @ six,500rpm (2011-2014 C300), 272hp @ 6,000rpm (2007-2011 C350), 457hp @ six,800rpm (C63)
Torque: 220Nm @ ii,500-iv,200rpm (2007-2008 C180), 230Nm @ ii,800-4,600rpm (2008-2011 C180), 250Nm @ ane,600rpm (2011-2014 C180), 250Nm @ two,800-5,000rpm (2007-2010 C200), 270Nm @ 1,800-iv,600rpm (2010-2011 C200), 270Nm @ ane,800rpm (2011-2014 C200), 245Nm @ 2,900-v,500rpm (2010-2011 C250), 300Nm @ 2,500-five,000rpm (2007-2011 C280 too C300), 310Nm @ ii,000-iv,300rpm (2011-2014 C250), 340Nm @ iii,500-four,500rpm (2011-2014 C300), 350Nm @ ii,400-v,000rpm (2007-2011 C350), 600Nm @5,000rpm (C63)
Fuel Consumption: v-8km/L (metropolis), 8-11km/L (highway) (*estimated together with varies per engine model)
Transmission: vii-speed automatic
Suspension: Front McPherson strut, parent multi-link
MORE INFO
Price (New): P2,700,000-P6,500,000 (encompasses all models)
Price (Now): P1,490,000-P2,300,000
Rivals: Audi A4, BMW three Series, Lexus IS, Volvo S60
On Sale: 2007-2014
Resources:
Contacts:
CATS Pre-Owned – (02) 784-5000

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