Montreal, Quebec – The new Mercedes-Benz C230 and C230 4MATIC made their debuts in Montreal on Thursday. The C230 starts from $35,800 and the C230 4MATIC starts from $39,500. Both are powered by a 2.5-litre V6 producing 201 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions include a new slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission for the C230 rear-wheel-drive model and the 7G-TRONIC automatic tramsmission for the C230 4MATIC.

Both models are well equipped with such features as 8-way power adjustable front seats, tire pressure loss warning system, MP3 capable single CD player with Bluetooth technology, rain sensing wipers and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The new C230 and C230 4MATIC can be ordered with the optional sport package which includes AMG body-styling – deeper front and rear aprons as well as under-door rocker panels – grille-mounted star – and twin-spoke 17-inch wheels of staggered width. In addition, the car features sport shocks and springs that provide a crisper ride and a 15 mm (0.6 inches) lower ride height.

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