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2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe Review


Compact Luxury Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe

In short: A fun, value-oriented luxury sports coupe.

This sporty, value-oriented luxury coupe offers V6-like performance thanks to its thrifty, turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-4 with direct injection. Although our own fuel economy didn't quite match up with the manufacturer's claim of 25 mpg combined, the C250 Coupe nonetheless makes for a quick, athletic car whose 229 lb-ft of torque give it a lively feel when blasting around sharp bends. Inside the cabin, our Palladium Silver tester offered a host of handsome features, including SiriusXM satellite radio, an mp3 media interface and Mercedes' advanced Attention Assist accident avoidance system.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile drivetrain warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile corrosion warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance program

Base Price: $37,800 / As tested: $44,220

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 1.8-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 201 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque:229 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,300 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters

Curb weight:
3,538 lbs
Wheelbase: 108.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 180.7/69.7/54.8 in
Turning circle: 35.6 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with adaptive braking technology; ABS; brake assist
Suspension: agility control suspension

Traction: electronic stability program

0-60 mph: 7.1 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
22 mpg
EPA Highway: 31 mpg

dual-stage front airbags; driver knee airbag; front side-impact airbags; front pelvic airbags; driver knee airbag; front and rear window curtain airbags; Attention Assist system


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