2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
There's been a fair amount of commentary in politics of late about "American exceptionalism," the notion that the U.S. is qualitatively different from any other country in the world. It is occasionally interpreted to mean "We're the best, damnit, and if you don't say that a whole lot on the campaign trail, you're not a patriot!" We're not going to step into that one. We can confidently say, however, that the U.S. may be the only country in the world where a headline writer at a major national newsmagazine considers a four-cylinder engine of more than, say, 2 liters to be "tiny." We refer you...
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Refresh Creates Envy Among Current Owners
In 2007 Mercedes-Benz came to market with the fourth generation C-Class. It was a car positioned to entice those looking to make the move to the luxury brand, but not quite ready to step up to the payments of an E-Class. The problem was that the car was a little light on the touches that one might...Jonathan McGrew
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half of Sales To Be High-MPG Fours
Mercedes-Benz likes to launch technologies and lead trends, but sometimes they follow along with the crowd. In this case, Hyundai's doing it. Chevy's doing it. Chrysler's going to do it. Even Porsche will be doing it. And now Mercedes-Benz has joined the gang: The luxury carmaker too will fit a...John Voelcker
Six to Four: Mercedes Reintroduces the Four-Cylinder to the C-Class
The times are a changing, at least as far as the relationship between engine size and power output are concerned. We are starting to see V8 coming down to V6 with direct injection and turbochargers and V6 engines coming down to four-cylinder engines with direct injection and a combination of either...Jonathan McGrew