The Average Lifespan of a Mercedes C350by Mark Fitzpatrick
The Mercedes C350 is a sporty option in the company's line of C-class vehicles, one of four Mercedes classes offered on the market as of 2011. The C350 has a seven-speed transmission and a V6, 3.5 liter, 268 horsepower engine.
The C350 is part of a new generation of Mercedes vehicles that were entered into the market around 2006. At that time, Mercedes got rid of the Mercedes Wagon and the Mercedes Hatchback Coupe brands.
The Mercedes C350 is known for its engine power, with the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just six seconds. The C350 is also known for its smooth and compact design. Unique features on the vehicle include a tire pressure monitoring system that notifies the driver when the tires are low on air. Features like these help prolong the overall lifespan of the vehicle compared to older Mercedes models.
Lifetime roadside assistance is offered with the C350. Otherwise, the warranty time frame for the Mercedes C350 is four years or 50,000 miles. "Motor Trend" magazine further describes how the 2008 Mercedes C-class cars, including the 350, survived 190,000 miles across simulated environments by Mercedes engineers. Based on the research done by the magazine, the average lifespan of a Mercedes C350 easily could be above 120,000 miles.
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- "Motor Trend" magazine: Newcomers: 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class; Greg N. Brown; April 2007
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