In the early 1980s, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the compact 190E, which soon earned the nickname "Baby Benz." It succeeded by distilling the German automaker's impeccable engineering and build quality into a smaller, more affordable package.
Its descendant—the C350—continues this tradition in three distinct varieties: Sport, 4MATIC and Coupe. All feature a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that provides a nice balance of performance and economy—29 mpg in highway driving. What they may lack in interior space, they make up for with a refined ride and assured handling.