Rocking that world-class German engineering and some incredible Mercedes-Benz suspension, the 2017 C300 is looking to be one of the manufacturer’s most fun cars to get behind the wheel of, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s also aesthetically stunning. This could be the year I actually end up replacing my older C300 because the ’17 is so impressive.
Despite its aluminum fenders, hood and trunk, the C300 Coupe still bends the scale at 3,638 pounds in two-wheel drive guise and an even chunkier 3,770 pounds with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
The four-link independent front suspension and five-link rear handle that mass with grace, though. The car didn’t feel heavy in turns, body roll was always under control, and ride quality—in any drive mode and with or without the optional AIRMATIC air suspension with dynamic damping—was very good.
Like seemingly every luxury car these days, you can pick from Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual (customizable) modes, which adjust parameters like throttle response, transmission shift schedule, suspension firmness (on AIRMATIC models), steering sensitivity, air conditioning duty cycle, and start/stop function. Continue Reading
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