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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $37,220 - $61,430
Drive Types RWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 3.5l V6, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A7, SM7
Fuel Economy 13-21 (city), 19-31 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 80

Overview Information

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup has grown to include a handsome two-door. Unsurprisingly, the C-Class coupe is almost identical in size to its German rivals, the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5. The C250 coupe equips a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 201-bhp. The C350 coupe includes a more powerful V6. The most powerful model is the C63 AMG with a large V8 under the hood. All models are rear-wheel-drive and include seven-speed transmissions. The standard equipment list includes a panoramic sunroof and power equipment, but like other Mercedes models, heated leather are an upgrade.

What Changed:

The C-Class adds a two-door model for the first time since Mercedes dropped the hatchback from the US lineup in 2006. The C-Class coupe is almost identical in size to its German rivals, the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5. Three engines are offered: a 1.8l turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.5l V6, and a 6.2l V8. A seven-speed automatic is standard on C250 and C350 models, whereas the C63 AMG is equipped with a 7-speed sequential manual.

Official Word:

Mercedes-Benz is launching a new two-door C-Class coupe for the 2012 model year, complete with bold AMG styling and a standard panorama sunroof. At the same time, the popular four-door C-Class sedan has been redesigned with new bumpers, front grille, headlights, an aluminum hood, LED daytime running lights and taillights. Its totally redesigned interior includes a color instrument cluster display and a new-generation telematics system. Under the hood, customers have a choice of two new direct-injection...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
C-Class coupe C250 1.8l I4 T (201-bhp) A7 RWD 21/31/26 68 $37,220
C-Class coupe C350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 19/28/23 74 $37,220
C-Class coupe C63 AMG 6.2l V8 (451-bhp) SM7 RWD 13/19/16 80 $61,430