The 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 combines numerous advances to deliver more torque from less fuel, with cleaner emissions. Rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times per millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune fuel spray in 0.1 millisecond, reducing emissions, fuel consumption and noise. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand'' ancillary components further boost efficiency.
The industry's first 7-speed automatic is smooth, responsive and efficient. A wide range of closely spaced ratios delivers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, for relaxed cruising, quick acceleration, and thanks to two overdrive ratios, better highway fuel efficiency. Adaptive logic adjusts the shift points to match your driving style, while shift paddles on the steering wheel let you enjoy manual-style control anytime.
A pair of paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Engineered specifically for performance driving, AGILITY CONTROL automatically adjusts the individual shock absorbers based on the road surface and the driver's current driving style. Valving inside each shock absorber automatically firms up during stronger body motions for sharper handling feedback and stability, and reduces the damping rates during gentler motions for a smoother, more composed ride.
C-Class Coupes boast firmer coil springs and shock absorbers, as well as a lowered ride height, for sharper handling response and a more aggressive stance.
Athletically designed to express its performance soul, the C350 Coupe boasts aerodynamic lower bodywork in the form of an aggressive front apron with mesh air intakes, a pair of sculpted side sills, and a deep rear valance. Black and chrome slats embolden the wide grille whose central Three-Pointed Star is the unmistakable signature of a Mercedes-Benz coupe.
An exclusive styling touch of the C350 Coupe is its standard rear lip spoiler. Subtle in design, it adds an aerodynamic flourish to the crisp lines of the C-Class.
The well-appointed cockpit is outfitted with a combination of features and finishes specifically selected to bring out its competitive streak. A 3-spoke steering wheel affords a clear view of a trio of gauges recessed deeply within silver surrounds. Aluminum trim adds modern flair to the cabin's high-contrast upholstery color scheme. And the rubber-studded aluminum pedals simply beg to be put to good use.
The standard 18-inch alloy wheels feature a luminous silver finish and five spokes, each with an aggressive twist. Staggered in width, the rear wheels and tires are wider than the fronts, for greater acceleration grip without sacrificing crisp steering feedback.
The sport steering wheel features pronounced contours, thick padding and a Nappa leather-wrapped rim with perforated side grips, putting the delights of precise handling literally in the driver's hands. Convenient multifunction controls do likewise while operating the most frequently needed vehicle functions. Raised thumbrests are placed at the ideal "10 and 2 o'clock" positions, near the paddle shifters, while the racing-inspired flat-bottom design facilitates ingress and egress. Disclaimer
Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood, prized for its rich color and distinctive grain patterns, adorns the console, dash and doors, lending the cockpit a further air of refinement.
Offering sweeping skyward views to all four passengers, this giant, fully functional glass sunroof features a front panel that can tilt up for ventilation or slide over the rear panel for an open-air feeling. An interior power shade lets occupants vary the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
Controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, this sharp color display in the instrument cluster lets you scroll through various screens, including a trip computer, numerous programmable vehicle settings, as well as the audio system status and more.
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and window curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
LED taillamps offer a stylish three-dimensional effect, along with longer bulb life and lower energy consumption. LED turn signals are included.
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.
Arguably our most important passive safety feature, all four 3-point seat belts are equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and belt force limiters. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, ETDs instantly remove slack from the seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give in the seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
A system of interconnected elements work together to help protect the occupants in a collision. High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) and ultra-high-strength steel are used in critical areas such as the roof pillars, floor and roof crossmembers, door beams and various reinforcements throughout the body. Advanced front and rear crumple zones deform progressively to help absorb the energy of an impact, while the front bulkhead helps channel some impact forces under, over, and around the cabin.
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace2™ offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping out in an emergency, mbrace2 combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. Two mbrace packages are offered, and every 2013 Mercedes-Benz includes a 6-month mbrace trial subscription. Disclaimer
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a brake HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
BAS® senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal, and immediately applies maximum available power boost. By eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough, Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance. Letting up on the brake pedal releases BAS. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or both doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
Designed to cradle the driver and front passenger through every curve, the deeply contoured front sport seats feature integrated head restraints with advanced NECK-PRO active technology. The twin individual rear seats are similarly styled.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
Individually folding rear seatbacks allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your C-Class while still carrying a rear passenger. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk. Disclaimer
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you find your ideal driving position with 14-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power steering column and side mirrors.
For long-term comfort and lower-back support, the driver's seat offers a lumbar support that precisely adjusts in/out and up/down.
As sensors on the inside mirror detect the headlights of vehicles behind you, both the inside and driver-side mirrors gradually darken to reduce reflected glare. To help maintain your rear vision, dimming is automatically cancelled when you shift to Reverse or if an interior light is switched on. The side mirrors are also automatically heated to help disperse mist and fog.
A digital display in the inside rear view mirror indicates your direction of travel toward any of the eight main compass points. Disclaimer
With 11.7 cubic feet of space, the trunk of a C-Class Coupe provides ample room for your groceries, golf clubs or luggage.
Three buttons on the rear view mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Specifically engineered for the C-Class, this premium digital sound system fills the cabin with 450 watts of beautifully balanced audio. Digital Dynamic Volume Control imperceptibly maintains the sound spectrum for consistent listening pleasure in varying driving conditions. And on models also equipped with the Multimedia Package, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound technology adds to the experience. Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other MP3 player.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
TuneIn world radio lets you stream live programming from 70,000 live radio stations around the globe in your C-Class, thanks to the in-car WiFi and Internet access of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™. It's easy to search for programming by artist, song or even a sports team, or browse categories by music genre, sports, talk or even location. And you can save your favorite stations for easy tune-in anytime. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Radio offers 150+ channels of premium digital entertainment, from news, talk and sports to commercial-free music from every genre. Enjoy live broadcasts of the biggest NFL®, NCAA®, NHL® and NBA® teams, plus 150+ college sports teams. A 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package is included, with access to 160+ channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Disclaimer
The Media Interface turns your car into an extension of your iPod or other compatible digital music player. Browse, select and play your music via the vehicle's standard audio controls on the console, dash and steering wheel. Disclaimer
Featuring a crisp 5.8-inch color display and a central controller on the console, the C-Class gives you convenient control of audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
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Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback.