Spotlight On: Mercedes-Benz C240

Take a look at this upscale, reasonably priced sedan from the German automaker.
This story first appeared in the April 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Stealing a few design cues from its far more expensive S430 sibling, the muscular $29,950 Mercedes-Benz C240 sedan has an all-new design for 2001 and continues as a favorite choice for businesspeople. New, too, is its 2.6-liter V6 engine with 168 horsepower, mated for the first time to a six-speed manual transmission. If you hate working a clutch, you can choose the optional five-speed automatic transmission equipped with Touch Shift that lets you play with the gears without a clutch pedal. Included in the base price are front, side and door airbags; extra-large brakes; an antilock braking system; and scrollable steering wheel buttons to control the audio system and trip computer. Standard, too, are a traction control and integrated stability system and Tele Aid for emergency calls.


Jill Amadio has reported on the automotive industry for 24 years as an editor and consultant.

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