NEW FOR 2013:

– C300 receives new 3.5L direct injected V6 engine
– C250 4MATIC discontinued
– Instrument cluster and headunits updated with new colour scheme
– ECO Start/Stop added to V6 models
– ECO driving monitor in instrument cluster
– New cruise control lever position
– New chrome electronic key for C63 AMG
– Paint changes: Polar White, Diamond Silver, Dolomite Brown, Tenorite Grey added; Pearl Beige, Cuprit Brown, Alabandite Green, Calcite White discontinued

For 2013, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan drops its C250 4MATIC option but receives an engine upgrade for the C300 in the form of a direct injected 3.5-litre V6, similar to the C350. The C-Class also receives a host of interior instrumentation and control upgrades for 2013.

The C-Class sedan comes as the C250, C300 4MATIC, C350, C350 4MATIC, and C63 AMG.

Four engines are available, all with a seven-speed automatic. The C250 uses a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The C300 4MATIC uses a 3.5-litre V6 while C350 and C350 4MATIC use a 3.5-litre V6 with a different tune. The C63 AMG uses a 6.2-litre V8.

Features on the C250 models include 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive brake with hill-start assist, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, active bi-xenon headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity, two-stage rain-sensing wipers, Attention Assist, heated windshield washer system, eight-way power front seats, Artico leather upholstery, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, SmartKey keyless entry and first-aid kit.

The C300 4MATIC adds 17-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, six-CD/MP3 stereo, AMG styling package, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, heated front seats, split-folding rear seats, Burl Walnut high-gloss wood trim, three-spoke sport steering wheel, and power sunroof.

The C350 models add 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, electronic compass, Harman/Kardon Logic7 Surround Sound system, Sirius satellite radio, ten-way power seats with three-position memory, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and garage door opener. The rear-wheel drive C350 also adds Dynamic Handling Package and wheel-mounted shift paddles.

The C63 AMG adds 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, AMG sport suspension, AMG Nappa leather upholstery, and black bird’s-eye maple trim. The Harman/Kardon stereo system is optional.

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