Apparently, AutoBlog though the same and took a 2013 C250 Sport model for a week-long test drive. Unlike its C230 predecessor, who had a gas-guzzling and not necessarily sporty V6, the US-spec base model C-Class has to do with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four cylinder with direct injection.
Two cylinders less doesn't mean it's slower, though, as the C250 Sport, paired with the 7 G-Tronic can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in just 7.2 seconds.
Part of its somewhat sporty credentials are represented by the total output of the engine, with a slightly detuned compared to Europe 201 bhp and a torque figure of 350 Nm (258.1 lb ft) that's available from 2,000 to 4,300 rpm. You can check out the entire review here.