In the world of automotive luxury, Mercedes-Benz excels in combining performance and elegance, a fact that is clearly evident in the exceptional, four-door sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204/S204. Released between the years 2007 and 2012, the particular model of interest is the C 280 MT trim. Culminating in a car that seizes attention in both its aesthetic and technical offerings, it comfortably accommodates five passengers within its sleek sedan body.
A key feature that stands out in the C 280 MT trim is its powerfully engineered V-type engine layout. With six cylinders and four valves per cylinder, the gasoline engine thrums with undeniable power. The engine exhibits an impressive turnover of maximum torque at 5000 RPM which corresponds to a substantial 231 HP at 6000 RPM. These numbers manifest themselves in the car’s performance, enabling an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 12 seconds, and reaching a commanding top speed of a roaring 155 mph. The vehicle also hosts a multi-point fuel injection system that ensures optimal fuel efficiency, while requiring a fuel grade of 95.
This Mercedes-Benz model is designed for performance and control, the former being delivered by a six-speed manual transmission and the latter resulting from its rear-wheel-drive configuration. Despite its power, the C 280 MT is also a vehicle attuned to the meticulous nuances of comfort. The back suspension setup touts an independent, multi-wishbone, spring, stabilizer bar mechanism. Its ability to absorb and even out road irregularities is impressive thereby promising a smooth and comfortable ride. The substantial fuel tank capacity of 17 gallons also ensures extensive journeys without the need for frequent fuel station stops, making this Mercedes-Benz both a performance and comfort-oriented vehicle.