2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport

We love the idea of an entry-level C-Class with an undeniably sporty character. This is exactly what the 2013 Mercedes C250 Sport is, boasting extra athletic skills and a moderately heavy price tag. Powering the rear-wheel-drive car is a 1.8-liter engine with 4 cylinders and a cool output of 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque.

The 7-speed automatic transmission (7G-Tronic Plus) helps the C250 Sport reach 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, ensuring a thrilling ride for the driver and up to 4 more passengers. With a curb weight of 3,428 pounds, the car reportedly offers 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Probably its most exciting feature is a single button on the console, which can drastically change the whole character of the vehicle. It is the “Sport” button, which when pushed instantly shows a different side of the C250 Sport. The steering becomes heavier, the throttle response quicker, and the electronically-controlled dampers stiffer, completely altering the driving experience.

The interior is rather dark, with bright aluminum trims in key spots. There is also a very long list of available options for the interior but also for the rest of the car. You can add xenon headlights, AMG rear spoiler, Advanced Agility Suspension, 18-inch wheels with seven split spoke design, speed sensitive steering and more.

For the inside you can choose sport seats with red contrasting stitching, red seat belts, split folding rear seats, sport steering wheel, navigation system, and Harmon-Kardon surround sound. If you want all these and even more on your C250 Sport, be ready to pay over $11,000 above the base price.