2007 Mercedes Benz C230 Sport Sedan 2.5L (The Benz)
Last updated Feb 11, 2013
I just bought this with 25,400 miles on it, and still has the factory warranty. I love it, I wanted something comfortable to make the commute in and I nailed it with this car.
Update: At ~80k miles, a turbine speed sensor in the transmission stopped working. Cost $1,050 to fix. The dealer is the only source for the part, and they won't sell it to anyone. They forced me to bring it to them for diagnosis, removal/replacement, and programming the part. Kinda BS in my opinion.
At 94k miles, the balance shaft issue reared it's ugly head. Pretty common issue where the sprocket that drives the balance shaft off of the timing chain wore out prematurely (improper heat treating during manufacturing.) The engine has to come out so $1,400 worth of parts can be replaced. At least I can do this work myself instead of having to tow the car to them so they can kill me on labor.
200 hp 2.5L DOHC V6, variable cams
Electronic shiftable transmission with 7 foward gears and 2 reverse
4 wheel disc brakes, 13.6" up front and 11 and change in the rear, 2 pistion calipers in the front and 1 in the rear
Speed sensetive power steering, electronic stability, brake assist, ABS, traction control, 2 mode transmission (comfort or sport)
10 way semi-power adjustable heated leather seats with adjustable lumbar support
dual zone climate control, cabin air filter, one touch tunnel mode (rolls up all windows, closes sunroof, recirculates cabin air),
9 speaker AM/FM/Sat/Weatherband/In-dash CD/6CD changer in glovebox
17" alloy wheels, staggered widths (factory)
I'm probably forgetting a few hundred other bells and/or whistles, but you get the idea
I dont know exactly what came standard and what was optioned, see specs.
Bone stock. Resisting the urge to mod.
I do plan on adding an AUX input for an MP3 player however.
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