The C-Class range was all-new for the 2008 model year, and updated with a minor facelift and new engines for 2012. Featuring a wide range of engines that just confuses the average consumer, the C-Class can be optioned out as a bare commuter car or a beefy sports car. Starting off the new line-up are three new turbocharged 1.8-litre “BlueEfficiency” engines in the C 180, the C 200 and the C 250, at different states of tune. The 3.0-litre V6-powered C 300 and the 3.5-litre V6-powered C 350 round off the standard range. All models come with a 7-speed automatic. An auto start-stop feature allows for low fuel-consumption ratings. All cars come with a full set of safety features, including electronic nannies and multiple airbags, but many premium features, such as 16-inch to 18-inch wheels, navigation and even leather are optional on the base models. The optional AMG sports package offers stiffer suspension, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and cosmetic add-ons to most non-AMG models. Depending on dealer, prices might be much higher in some countries.