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8.0
/ 10
On Features
BASE INVOICE
$32,364
BASE MSRP
$34,800
On Features
Plenty of standard and available features make the 2012 C Class a solid contender in the luxury segment, despite lacking some of the high-tech features available on higher-end Mercedes models.
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COMAND, the command center for all your entertainment needs, has been simplified to the point that it is no harder to understand than BMW’s iDrive or Audi’s MMI
Vehix.com

The optional iPod integration kit, when the navigation option is not chosen, has a terrible interface.
CNET

There’s a great audio control to the right of the driver in the console--it’s nice for flipping through the satellite-radio stations which tend to be clustered together.
AutoWeek

For those of us who spend our working hours in front of a computer screen, the option to stow the display screen in the car is a welcome one.
Cars.com

the COMAND navigation system and control, which allow you to work most of the controls on the car with a single spinning wheel on the center console
Detroit News

Two main trim lines, Luxury and Sport, guide the basic feature set of the 2012 C Class's configuration, but a host of optional extras allow the buyer to pick and choose to build the sedan they want.

All 2012 models get a strong set of standard equipment, including: rearview mirror compass display; dual-zone automatic climate control; Bluetooth hands-free calling; Bluetooth audio streaming; and a power tilt/sliding sunroof.

A very long list of individual options are available, including (some of the highlights): heated front seats; a Harmon/Kardon Logic7 sound system; iPod/MP3 interface; voice control; and COMAND hard-drive-based navigation/infotainment system.

A range of packages are also available, combining some of the most common options into popular configurations.

Conclusion

Plenty of standard and available features make the 2012 C Class a solid contender in the luxury segment, despite lacking some of the high-tech features available on higher-end Mercedes models.

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