2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 at Mercedes-Benz of Melbourne
There are a lot of different ways that a first-time Mercedes-Benz of Melbourne customer can find his or her way into the driver's seat of one of our brand new luxury vehicles, but for those looking for a relatively cost-effective way to dip their toes into the brand so they can see what it is all about, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 is an excellent place to start. While the C-Class certainly offers trims with stronger engines, the 1.8-liter four-cylinder under the hood of this luxury compact sport sedan (or coupe) is still respectable from a performance standpoint and is enviable from an efficiency standpoint. And, of course, it is graced with all the normal luxurious trappings of a Mercedes-Benz.
There are two body types for the C250?a coupe and a sedan?each of which comes with its own diverse set of features. Both, however, boast a sunroof, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl upholstery, and a 5.8-inch central touchscreen display for the COMAND® interface and mbrace2® telematics and smartphone integration. They are also Bluetooth®-enabled with a great sound system, for those who like a good car stereo.
The sedan then breaks into two sub-trims, the Luxury and the Sport. While they look more or less the same, they have different wheel designs and suspensions, with a few interior differences, as well. The coupe, meanwhile, gets a panoramic sunroof, split-folding rear seats, driver memory functions, and more.
All C250 models have the Premium 1 package available to them as an add-on, and that includes heated front seats, satellite radio with iPod interface, and a really solid Harmon Kardon audio system.
As far as safety is concerned, the C250 is an exemplary Mercedes-Benz, scoring well in crash tests performed by both the federal government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For example, in the IIHS's tests the car received top marks of "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof strength tests, which are that particular organization's three main tests. The NHTSA, meanwhile, awarded the C250 a four-star overall safety rating, which is especially good considering how much more difficult those tests in particular have gotten over the course of the last couple of years. With plenty of great standard safety features, this is a car that can take care of a driver and his or her passengers in the event of an accident.
Of course, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 is a car that can take good care of its owners in a lot of different scenarios, and hopefully a crash will never be one of them. In terms of luxury, though, this is right on par with all the other great models we sell here at Mercedes-Benz of Melbourne, though as a gateway into our brand it certainly is on the lower end of our spectrum in terms of cost. Whether you are curious about the brand or you are a long-time fan looking for a new car, we invite you to make a trip out to our facility sometime soon to take one for a test drive and see for yourself just how wonderful this little C-Class car really is.