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Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 for Sale

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About the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300

Vehicle Summary

If you are looking to purchase a luxury car that offers a generous list of standard features, an upscale and attractive cabin, a capable V6 engine, and a standard AWD drivetrain then the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 may be the ideal model for you. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 comes equipped with a 228 hp 3.0L V6 engine that is impressively powerful and makes this an athletic and fun-to-drive luxury small car. In addition to its capable V6 engine, drivers who purchase a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 can also look forward to exciting standard features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a 5.8-inch color LCD display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. Thanks especially to noteworthy features such as these as well as impressive performance and a classy, attractive interior design, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a luxury small car that competes very well in its class. 

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Q: What engine is in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300?

A: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 comes equipped with a 228 hp 3.0L V6 engine. 

Q: Is the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 AWD?

A: Yes, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 comes standard with an AWD drivetrain. 

Q: Does the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 have leather seats?

A: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 comes standard with synthetic leather seats. However, leather seats are an available option for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300. 

Q: What class of vehicle is the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300?

A: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is classified as a luxury small car. 

Generation Overview

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a part of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's third-generation, which started with the release of the 2007 C-Class lineup and ended with the release of the 2014 C-Class lineup. Today, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 remains a well-liked model on the used car market thanks to its V6 engine, standard AWD drivetrain, attractive styling, and generous offering of standard features. 

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is available in a single well-equipped trim configuration, and drivers who purchase this model can look forward to premium standard features such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 5.8-inch color LCD display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 can also be equipped with several optional packages that add even more impressive features. The Premium 1 Package adds features such as driver's seat memory, heated front seats, and a Harman/Kardon LOGIC7® surround sound audio system, while the Full Leather Seating Package adds leather seats and a 10-way power front passenger seat with three-position memory. 

Under the hood of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a capable 228 hp 3.0L V6 engine that comes paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and a standard AWD drivetrain. This powerful engine works in tandem with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 dynamic handling to deliver a driving experience that is highly enjoyable. 

All things considered, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a well-equipped, stylish, and high-performing vehicle that presents a worthwhile option if you are looking to purchase a well-rounded used luxury small car. 

Reviews for 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Some cosmetic and possible mechanical issues.

All service is expensive. Additionally, I noticed not long after purchasing that the silver part of the steering wheel was chipping off. CarMax should have fixed this before selling or choose not to sell with CarMax name attached to it. Also, it sometimes squeal when driving slowly. I haven't been able to make it to a dealership while it is acting up so I still don't know what the issue is.


  • Safety: Good safety features, AWD, leather seats
  • Seat Comfort: Heated seats
  • Visibility: Rear camera


  • Reliability: Still an undiagnosed noise that stresses me out
  • Cost to Maintain: Every service is expensive
  • Technology and Entertainment: I'm not a fan of the screen for the electronics

- Tonia Thorpe, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300


If you don't have a lot of kids then this car is for you. It is a sports sedan and its not the biggest car but it is just the right size for me. It is very reliable and I haven't even learned all the different things that this baby will do. I LOVE IT!!!!


  • Ride and Handling: This is the best handling car that I have ever owned; it steers easily and everything is at your fingertips
  • Power: I don't have to beg this car to go; it will get in traffic; I have to watch my speed but most of all it has a lot of power


  • Interior Space: My son went on a mini-trip and sat in the back said it was small which it is but he is tall and its a sports sedan and the car is exclusively for me - I don't have small kids so its perfectly fine - I am perfectly happy with it

- Anonymous , 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300

LOVE my car! And got a great deal at CarMax!

I'm not use to "luxury," but my husband insisted. I'm so glad he did and I'm completely hooked now! I absolutely love it and love to get in it after a long day at work. It's fun to drive, stylish, compact and good on gas. So happy with our purchase!


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- Robyn W, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.