Energy Without All Performance
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pairs with either rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Oscillations are restrained plus the soundtrack is subdued and refined. However it doesn’t rev with much passion and seems slowly than its rated 241 horse power and 273 lb-ft of torque. Like its four-door sibling, we anticipate the C300 coupe becoming some tenths behind its fastest competitors with a predicted zero-to-60 time of just over six moments.
The C300 will launch in springtime of 2016 with a seven-speed automatic, but that gearbox is simply a bandage until a brand new nine-speed unit replaces it a-year later on. The seven-speed transmission times its changes logically, however during full-throttle kickdowns, gearchanges tend to be slower compared to those of eight-speed automated BMW favors. Wen’t sampled the nine-speed within car, therefore we can’t say whether or not the 2018-model-year C300 will heal that ailment.
the seven- and nine-speed transmissions can handle a fuel-saving “sailing” function where, to cut back friction both in Eco and Comfort modes, the engine disconnects from driveline although the automobile is coasting. Whereas Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK gearbox achieves a similar thing by starting the appropriate clutch, Mercedes’ torque-converter automatics either start the lock-up clutch or move the transmission into natural, with regards to the automobile speed. The trade-off for small fuel-economy gain sets a subtle hiccup when you look at the throttle reaction as transmission re-meshes aided by the engine. If it irks you, know that the sailing purpose is deactivated in Sport and recreation+ modes.