BMW and Mercedes have been locked in an ongoing war for many decades now. This is especially evident in the luxury compact marketplace, where the 3 Series has become more luxurious to battle the C-Class, and the C-Class has become more athletic to rival the 3 Series.
The C250 remains essentially unchanged for 2013. It features a trio of distinct trim levels -- Sport, Luxury and Coupe -- that share a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This compact powerplant pumps out 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.Read more »
The base Sport is a four-door sedan that comes well-equipped with standard features like: 17-inch wheels; an automatically-adjusting sport-tuned suspension; an aerodynamic package; a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; aluminum interior trim; a sunroof; a high-contrast upholstery color scheme; aluminum pedals; leatherette seating; an auto-dimming rearview mirror; dual-zone automatic climate control; eight-way power front sport seats; and an audio system with an AM/FM/HD Radio, auxiliary input, USB jack, 5.8-inch color display and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming.
Also a sedan, the C250 Luxury adds standard features including: a chrome grille; a more sedate aerodynamic kit; 17-inch wheels in a split five-spoke design; a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel; burled walnut accents; and an elegant interior color scheme.
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Much faster, more horsepower, but more expensive and less trims to choose from
Peppy turbocharged engine available but underwhelming base engine, low base price but pricey options
Super-low price even in all-wheel drive, better performance, but lacks coupe option
High-powered V6, screams to 60 mph and stylish body, but very expensive and lacks Mercedes pedigree