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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: ......2012 M-B C250 Coupe: a review of..................... by ezshift5



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I purchased this beautiful coupe from a northern California dealer on the last day of August 2014 Certified Pre-Owned.

Update at 39300 miles.

ESL - Electronic Steering Lock replaced October 2021

Reviewed: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2dr Coupe turbocharged 201hp 1.8L I4 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Love Letter

Where exterior styling is considered I would be remiss in not saying this is easily the best looking car I've owned. Iridium is one of three silvers available. I observed all three on a dealers lot on a sunny day prior purchase.


The odometer read 23,104 at delivery. The CPO process includes a monster checklist of items which have been addressed.

Ater 18 months the odometer reads 27,955. Fuel consumption for the 5,000 miles is 27 mpg. A 450 mile trip calculated just under 35 mpg of primarily highway driving.

The turbocharged 4-cylinder uses a 7-speed automatic which gives smooth shifts and moderate acceleration. 0-60 per mfg is just over 7 seconds. Engine noise - while not exactly memorable - is really rather pleasant.

I obviously like the car. No unplanned dealer visits. 10,000 mile service intervals - with the first two at no charge.

The CPO purchase permitted gaining a $45,000 coupe with Navigation, sunroof and backup camera et al for 2/3 MSRP.

Ad in first two payments complimentary (plus the first two 10,000 mile service visits too) with 2.99 financing.......................well this sailor calls this a DEAL.

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Response from fffletcher

2:13 pm December 30, 2015

I need to include - in my review - the interior Ash/Aluminum color and trim are striking!


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