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2015 Mercedes C400

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booblehead wrote:
Sep 30th, 2014 3:27 pm
^ you need to drive slower so everyone can admire the new C
this +1
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I'm not the OP but test drove the C300. Coming from an Audi A4, I'm very impressed with the new Mercedes interior design. The new turbo 4 cylinder engine is very refine and powerful enough for everyday driving, particularly in sport mode. I say as an overall package, it's better than the BMW 328 and the Audi A4 at the moment. Keep in mind that the new A4 will be announced next year, so not sure if that will be better. But for now, I would go for the C300 with a couple packages over the BMW and Audi. The only thing I didn't like as much is the rear section which seems to be too round for my taste. Also note that the premium package includes Navi, so you're stuck with the extra cost if you want the rear view camera and pano sunroof (no standalone option).

At this moment, the Audi A4 is deeply discounted (I was quoted over $4k discount before negotiating) given the competition and the new A4 will be announced next year. So, if budget is a concern, A4 is an option. The car is solid and Quattro is amazing.
adams7 wrote:
Sep 30th, 2014 3:16 pm
OP - what is your impression of the C400 (and the 2015 C300) from visiting the dealer? Reviews look good.
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Oh man that Jaguar XE looks amazing.
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Grabbed the invoice price for a friend and calculated the drive away price recently, here's my math:

Base vehicle invoice price: $46,774.00
Dealer margin (3%): $1,403.22
Mandatory fees: $2,700

Sub-total: $50,877.22

After-tax: $57,491.26 (Ontario sales tax is 13%, adjust accordingly!)

Even if you slash the profit to something like 1.5%, you'd still be paying $56.6k, and that's super best case scenario. If they're selling like hot cakes like everyone else has said, well... SOL. :(
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ar2020 wrote:
Sep 30th, 2014 3:24 pm
Is the C400 faster than previous generation C350 or did they just change the numbers?
They changed the number of turbos it has from zero to two.
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If cost is an issue, get the C300 instead of C400. It's a good car. You pay for performance regardless the brand (such as S4, BMW 335, etc.)
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Is the 4MATIC permanently standard for Canada? I know RWD is coming to the states early 2015 but couldn't find any news for the north.

Otherwise, I think it's the best looking sedan in and out in it's class.
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terrorencee wrote:
Sep 30th, 2014 9:25 pm
Is the 4MATIC permanently standard for Canada? I know RWD is coming to the states early 2015 but couldn't find any news for the north.

Otherwise, I think it's the best looking sedan in and out in it's class.
no the lexus is350 is :razz:
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Nov 16, 2013
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Have you considered the CLA 250? Weak on performance, though.
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Sep 29, 2014
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2015 C400

Engine: 3.0L Turbo V6 with Direct Injction
Horsepower: 329
Torque: 354 lb-ft
0-100km: 5.2


2014 C350
Engine: 3.5L V6 Direct Injection
Horsepower: 302
Torque: 273lb-ft
0-100km: 6.2

just some basic numbers here. but to really answer that question, the best way is to test drive them. I have to say the new C400 is such a beauty. I'm going to get one soon :D
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I seriously wonder how people have this money to keep buying all these cars that keep coming out...

Though yes, your negotiation room is usually stiffer with new vehicles coming out as they are in higher demand and dealers don't have to work as hard to sell them.
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^ RFDers have multiple jobs to feed our addiction.
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Lease? 90% of Mercedes sales are in the form of lease, not buy outright (the salesperson admits it).
FirstGear wrote:
Sep 30th, 2014 11:25 pm
I seriously wonder how people have this money to keep buying all these cars that keep coming out...

Though yes, your negotiation room is usually stiffer with new vehicles coming out as they are in higher demand and dealers don't have to work as hard to sell them.
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Have you guys done a test drive? I drove the C400 and although it's fast, I didn't feel much torque. Compared to the C400, my 328 is more fun.
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The C class sells a complete package, maybe not as fun as BMW 3, but the interior is miles better.

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