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MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THIS........ I WAS ARGUING WITH ONE OF MY COUSINS ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HE BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE NEW C CLASS LINE UP. HE STATED THAT ALTHOUGH TH C230 IS SUPERCHARGED IT CERTAINLY FEELS LIKE ITS' LAGGING ESPECIALLY WITH THE AUTO TRANS AND AT TOP END SPEEDS. I SAID TO HIM THAT THE CAR IS FASTER OFF THE LINE RELATIVE TO PREVIOUS W202 KOMPRESSOR. HE SAID YEAS BUT THAT HE AND HIS FRIEND WHO OWNS A C240 RAN INTO A GUY WITH A C230 K SS ON THE HGHWY AND THE WENT AT IT ON A SIDE ROAD. THEY CAME TO A LIGHT AND BOTH CARS FLOORED IT. THEC230 JUMPED AHEAD BY A LITTLE LESS THAN A CAR LENGTH, SAME STORY UNTIL ABOUT 80 MPH WHEN THEIR CAR STARTED GAINING ON THE C230. IT WAS A LONG ENOUGH STRETCH THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO GET TO ABOUT 120-130MPH BY THAT TIME THEIR C240 HAD CAUGHT UP AND WAS SIDE BY SIDE WITH THEM. THEY CAME TO A STOP AND THE GUY SAYS WOW YOU ALMOST HAD ME!!!!! AND HE ALSO HAD HIS GIRL IN THE CAR. tHE GUY SAID HIS CAR WAS AN AUTO TOO WTF!

SO I ASK AGAIN TRANNY FOR TRANNY WILL THE 6CYLINDER C240 EVENTUALLY CATCH UP BECAUSE OF THAT DROP THAT THE C230 HAS AFTER 80 MPH OR WAS THAT A FLUKE?
THIS WAS NOT TH FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD THIS ABOUT THE AUTO C230K SS 05 ESPECIALLY WHAT GIVES?
OPINIONS OPINIONS. [?]
 

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I have never lost at any speed to a C240...I have actually gone against a C240 3 times...I am not a pro street racer but this is my first benz so I just like to see what it can do from time to time..2 from takeoff and 1 from 55mph - 95mph...each time I was ahead by around 1 - 1.5 car lengths...and yes they were gunning it..I have an automatic transmission and I really got the feel for it now, when I want to cruise I cruise, but when I want to speed I get after it and I am happy with the car...I have never heard any C240 owner acknowledge that their car is faster than a C230 SS but lately in a couple of benz forums the C240 owners are revolting...maybe the ego has been hurt for 2 long..who knows...all I know is I believe what I see, and until I see a C240 smoke me than I will always believe that my car is faster. Neither car is really fast but it's just one of those things that I need to see with my own eyes. Plus I go with what MB states, and that is the C230 SS is fatser than the C240...That is my input, not looking to start any riot just telling my opinion..
 

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"Neither car is really fast"

my thoughts exactly
jake
 

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yeah jake your'e right
 

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We are talking relatively speaking here about being FAST. The last two comments are uncall for.

Eventaually will outrun? I don't think so. Unless 230 runs out of gas or got boxed in on a highway or got chicken out because of cops.

Common -- I've driven both cars and there is a reason why they call it Sports Sedan.
 

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there were three of us that we leading to the car not being fast, and i do not want to misrepresent them...

as for me i am still saying that the car is not fast, even relatively speaking. it is a 189 horse power 3250 pound car...and yes i do agree that is a sport sedan.

Mercedes-Benz says the car will do 0-60 in 7.2 manual 7.5 automatic

wow! thats 0.2 seconds faster than a '98 Escort!

1998 Ford Escort ZX2 runs 0-60 in 7.4 and shoots the 1/4 in 15.7


this car is not fast - its a great daily driver that provides sport, comfort, saftey, luxury, stlye, etc...
jake

(need the 1/4 times - and yes i know this is not a 1/4 mile car, it was built for high speed transpot in Europe - i go there twice a year and use the European car for what its built for - but since we are talking "American speed" lets see the 1/4 times....maybe as fast as a Sentra? (2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 0-60=7.2 1/4=15.4)
 

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Let's see if we could answer the original posted question without making any "fast" comments or posting older car times. Wow, let me state the question along with the answer again for everybody...C230 vs. C240 ....C230 wins ..nuff said..Just drive both cars, any blind person can see the difference...
 
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