For the past two years, the best entry level ‘German’ type car has come from Lexus. Toyota’s luxury global octopus arm specifically developed the IS series as a combination of the exclusive monopoly favored by Mercedes-Benz’s 3-class and C-Class definition classes.
Ever since the IS250 debuted in 2005, Lexus has had it well and actually surpassed the old 320i and C180K in about $ 60,000.
Consider the six-cylinder against the four dynamics behind the wheel that approaches the Bimmer and surpasses the Merc, plus the standard kit and equipment displayed to both Germans are superb.
While this never bothered the badge sufferers that you had to go as far as $ 70,000 north to get a petrol-powered Bimmer or Merc, the best thing in The 2007 C200K generation is while you can be a trying person, the car itself is no more.
The E-Class version of the turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine has been inherited for the C200K so it is otherwise quick to achieve at least respectable.
With 135kW and 250Nm (30 units more than before) controlled via a five-speed automatic, the C-Class reaches a speed of 100km / h from the rest in a feasible time of 8.6 seconds. That is hardly deleted from the IS250 territory and more than a second longer than the sleepy 320i car.
Okay, there won’t be trouble for anyone who is willing to buy a V6 C280 or anyone conscious to get the diesel version, but eventually this top-class Merc convertible is glowing.
Even so, it’s still like a magnetic Hoover. To get a Mercedes with a good engine note, do you really have to auction one of your agencies so you can buy a V8?
However, the enhanced response, especially when put in sport mode, is supported by dynamism and completely sharper body control these days.
That is in line with Marque’s desire to attract more buyers from the brink of old age than the case has occurred long ago.
No, the C-Class isn’t a sharp 3 Series, due in part to its 1490kg weight and light steering.
But although it lacks the sharp turn of the 320 units, Merc keeps up the game in most cases.
Deployed in the real world, having daylight between them, the Mercedes drives on the shady roads, encapsulating the Iero-like Nero’s forgottenness with the replacement you have the right to expect. The contrast with the flat BMW does not damage the rear.
A lot of; over the distance; was made up of dual shapes assumed by the latest C-Class.
There’s the Avantgarde line that evokes SLK, with a triangular badge on the nose (supposedly for young people and striking hair).
After that, there are Classic and Elegant models, with stars more traditionally attached to the bonnet, which won’t put fog and follicles on.
Anyway, the main thing is that the C-Class offers better value than before, as evidenced by clearer high-class interiors and an easy list of options that fit easily on one page.
If the question remains unclear, after all, merely a medium-sized four-pot, then the C200K is the best Japanese car rival as the ‘German’.