V6 Engine for C350
There is a choice of two new
direct-injection gasoline engines to power the C-Class Coupe and both models are
equipped with a more fuel efficient 7-speed automatic transmission.
V6 gasoline engine in the C350 features the efficient BlueDIRECT injection and
delivers 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Average combined fuel consumption is 22
mpg (estimated). The four-cylinder gasoline engine in the C250 also features
direct injection and is turbocharged, offering high performance and exemplary
The C-Class Coupe features the
telematics generation. Major new features include greater operating convenience,
larger displays, phone book transfer, wireless Bluetooth audio streaming and a
USB interface now located in the center armrest.
include SIRIUS weather information and a special destination search via Google,
as well as the option of downloading a route that has been previously configured
on a PC using Google Maps and sent to the car. The optional COMAND navigation
system also has a new 3D display with city views.
Driving routes covered
can now be recorded and recalled later, specific personal destinations can be
saved or imported via an SD card and four alternative routes can be displayed on
the navigation map including an especially economical route.
Agile Handling and a High Level of Comfort
The standard AGILITY
CONTROL suspension complements the dynamic engines to perfection. This is based
on an amplitude-dependent damping system: when driving normally with low shock
absorber impulses, the damping forces are automatically reduced for a noticeable
improvement in road noise and tire vibration - but without any compromise in
handling safety. When shock absorber impulses increase, for example when
cornering at speed or performing evasive maneuvers, the maximum damping forces
are set and the car is effectively stabilized. The AGILITY CONTROL suspension is
complemented by a rack-and-pinion steering system.
The front axle has a three-link
construction with McPherson spring struts. The lower control arm consists of two
separate elements which serve as torque and cross struts and are both made of
aluminum. The third link in the front suspension is the tie rod which connects
the transverse steering gear to the wheels. The reinforced anti-roll bar is
connected to the spring strut which is likewise actively involved in directing
the front wheels.
With multi-link independent rear suspension, the wheel
is attached to five flexibly mounted, independently acting control arms which
restrict five of the available spatial movements: thanks to this intelligent
control arm construction each rear wheel basically retains freedom of movement
in one plane only, namely during controlled compression and rebound.
Driver Assistance Systems
With nine airbags as standard, belt
tensioners and belt-force limiters for all seats, the C-Class Coupe has
extensive safety features. The airbags, which can deploy in milliseconds in the
event of an accident, include front, side and pelvic airbags for the driver and
front passenger, a kneebag on the driver's side, and headbags. The side
protection system - comprising headbag and thoraxbag - optimizes the level of
protection afforded to individual parts of the body.
With a number of
driving assistance systems ranging from standard ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness
detection to optional Lane Keeping Assist, the coupe provides a comprehensive
level of driver support and protection. The assistance systems are based on the
latest radar, camera and sensor technology, and cover frequent accident causes
such as distraction, fatigue and darkness.
Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications