The Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport sedan gets a little sportier for 2011, thanks to a freshened exterior design, which features a more aggressive grille with mesh air intakes, restyle...
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport sedan gets a little sportier for 2011, thanks to a freshened exterior design, which features a more aggressive grille with mesh air intakes, restyled bumpers, a contoured hood, and new angled halogen headlights and taillights. Side skirts, a rear apron, programmable LED daytime running lights, polished chrome exhaust tips, and dual heated power mirrors add to the sedan's sporty good looks. A peppy 228-hp, 3.0-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed short-throw manual shifter, drives the C300 Sport from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. The engine requires premium fuel and manages fuel economy numbers of 18/25 mpg. Such features as antilock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control, and traction control, all standard, help keep passengers safe. The C300 Sport's staggered 17-inch wheels (8.5 inches wide in the rear vs. 7.5 inches in the front) also help improve stability and control when accelerating and negotiating turns, according to Mercedes.
The C300 Sport's luxury-oriented cabin includes such standard features as a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, eight-way power-adjustable sport front seats, a power tilt/slide tinted sunroof, and aluminum trim on the dash, doors, and center console. MB-Tex faux-leather upholstery also comes standard, although owners can upgrade to a leather upholstery package, which also adds ambient lighting. In addition, the standard features list includes dual-zone automatic climate control, electronic cruise control, Bluetooth, and an eight-speaker audio system with in-dash CD player and 5-inch color display. Nine airbags, including front, side, and a driver's-side knee airbag, protect passengers in emergency situations. Options include heated front seats, a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, and the automaker's COMAND communications system with navigation and Zagat guides.