2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
There are 8 user reviews for the C250 Coupe trim shown below
- Styling, Interior, Safety Features, Lane Assist, Blind Spot Assist
- Turba Lag, Manual Passenger Seat, Uncomfortable Rear Seats
Purchased As New
This is my fourth Mercedes. I've had the zippy SLK350, an E350, and the heavy ML350. Overall I am satisfied with the C250 I have had for six months now, but with the Cons I noted, I just expected more from Mercedes. While the safety features are amazing and I will never have another car without Blind Spot Assist, it’s the other details missing that make me just scratch my head.
Firstly, for a car that can easily be priced over 40k depending on your features, why in the world would the passenger seat by manual? As my sister said when she was in it, "You have everything possible on this car, and you don't have a power seat!" My thoughts; exactly! Additionally, while this is a coupe, and the rear passenger seats aren't meant to be the most comfortable, I do find the ones on the C250 to be comparable to a coach seat on an airline.
Lastly, the one unforgiving thing that has me wanting to ditch this car as soon as possible is the Turbo Lag coming from a complete stop. There have been too many close calls due to this. Acceleration coming from a "go" is fantastic, but when you need to make that quick turn from a stop, this car simply falters. Sport mode only mildly improves this issue. I have reached out to Mercedes regarding this. My thought is that the stability control needs an update as it is not calibrated correctly. My Honda Civic from years past had more punch from a stop. (Granted, after 20 feet it would be left in the dust of the C250 once the Turbo kicked in.)
In hindsight, I should have put the car through the paces more before I purchased it. Also, I know better than to get a first year run of a brand new model, but I did in this case. I’m sure the turbo lag will be resolved for the next model year.
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