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2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Posted: 02/28/2010 - 8:48 PM ET

There are 3 models of the classy 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to consider: the C63 AMG, C350 and C300. The C-Class has been and is Mercedes' most accessible US model lineup. You can be sure that it will deliver what you expect it to it terms of safety, technology, efficiency, luxury and value. World-leading engineering standards, innovative design and excellent levels of family safety make the C-Class highly desired.

The Mercedes C300 for 2010 is optionally available with either rear-wheel or 4MATIC AWD drivetrain configurations. It features a 3.0L 228-horse V6 coupled with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic transmission with with a manual shifting mode. Further, you can choose between Sport and Luxury trim levels. You can enjoy standard amenities including a powered sunroof, 2-zoned climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and ARTICO upholstery.

Stepping up in power and features, the Mercedes-Benz C350 2010 is available solely in the rear-wheel driven Sport trim. It shows off its strong 3.5L 268-horse V6 engine and arrives with an effective 7-speed auto tranny. It also adds in heated front seats, a sporty rear spoiler and satellite radio.

You can definitely get crazy with the 2010 Mercedes C63 AMG. It boosts a huge 6.3L AMG-tuned V8 powerplant that generates 451 big ponies at 6800 RPM and 443 lb-ft of torque at 5000. A 7-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is part of the team. 18-inch alloy wheels, aluminum trim, AMG seating and a 60/40 rear seating split are also included with the C63 AMG choice.

Prices for the C-Class Mercedes Benz 2010 range from $33,600 up to $57,350. Tough competitors include the Ford Taurus, BMW 328 and the Volvo S40. EPA estimations for fuel economy have been reported at 18/26 mpg city/highway for the C300, 17/25 for the C350 and 12/19 for the C63 AMG.

Standard safety features and mechanisms for the 2010 C-Class Mercedes include:

  • 4-wheel ABS;
  • Electronic stability and traction control;
  • Anti-whiplash active frontal head restraints;
  • Overhead curtain airbags in front and rear;
  • Electronic brake assist;

Optional features and amenities for the 2010 C-Class include:

  • Rearview parking camera;
  • KEYLESS-GO passive entry/start;
  • Driver's side knee airbag;
  • Tire pressure monitoring with individual wheel pressure readouts;
  • and a lot more, of course...

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers you 3 models crafted with some of the finest engineering standards on the planet. You can expect a lot from any model of the C-Class that you choose. Perhaps the only downfall worth noting is the somewhat limited rear seat leg room (33.4 inches). Besides that, you find very little to complain about. And don't forget, you can easily find excellent financing options right now.

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