Owning a Mercedes has been and is an aspiration for a man to announce to the world that he has arrived. Mercedes on its part has decided to lower the bench mark exactly where it matters without compromising on the rest. The new range of vehicles from Mercedes have an almost within reach price tag and provides excellent value for money
The C Class
The C 250, C 300 and the C 350 are three different versions of the C class series from Mercedes. Each version has different trims to accommodate different driver requirements.
The C 250 has a turbocharged Gas I4 1.8L/110 engine which generates a horse power of 201 @ 5500 , a torque of 229 @ 2200 – 4300 1.8L/110. The C 250 has an automatic seven speed transmission system and is economical in fuel consumption giving drivers an average of about 20 miles in the city and about 30 on a highway to the gallon. The pricing is extremely aggressive starting off at $33600 to $36500 depending on the trim. The C 300 and the C 350 are an upgraded version of the C 250 series in terms of power and performance. They are available in a sports, luxury and coupe version respectively. The cars give an average of 20 miles to the gallon inside the city and close to 30 miles per gallon on the interstate. The cars in the C300 and C350 series are fitted with Gas V6 3.0L/183 engines having a horse power of 228 @ 6000, a torque of 221 @ 2700 – 5000 3.0L/183. They are priced between $36800 and $41600 and can seat five. The interiors are of high quality and the trunk has around 12.4 cubic feet of space. The Insurance institute of Highway safety has named it the top safety pick of 2012.
The GLK Class
The GLK Class is offered in two variants the rear wheel and the all wheel drive. A luxury compact SUV with a 3.5-liter 268-horsepower V6 engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission, it is a car with luxurious interiors, economical in fuel consumption (16 miles to the gallon in the city and about 20 miles to the gallon on the interstate). The two model variants would cost around dollar 35500 and dollar 37500 respectively. The car comes with lots of standard safety features.
The SLK 250
The SLK 250 from Mercedes is a work of art. The 201-hp 1.8-liter four has an intercooled turbo to deliver 229 lb-ft of peak torque. The car is priced at $43000 and comes loaded with features like Direct-steer system, sport suspension, Electronic Stability program and adaptive brakes. The car has a retractable hardtop and can instantly accelerate from 0 to 60 miles an hour in less than seven seconds. The car is fitted with Rain-sensing windshield wipers that automatically adjust its speed according to the rain