Let’s have a first look at the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan.
Chief on the improvements list–a list 2,000 parts long despite the similar look and feel–is the new powertrain range, which returns a four-cylinder engine to U.S. models for the first time in years. Using direct injection and a turbocharger to generate as-yet unstated power, the new four-cylinder C-Class, dubbed the C250 Sport, is rated at a combined 24 mpg.
The C350’s V-6 is the latest from Mercedes, also found in the new E-Class, turning out 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, an upgrade of 34 horsepower and 15 pound-feet over the previous V-6. Despite the power increase, fuel economy is up by about five percent.