Current Surprise: Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport There are actually two Benzes presently sold in the U.S. with manual transmissions. How long will it last? BMW’s plug-in X5 debuted for the 2016 model year, and barring dramatic improvements in battery technology, expect the xDrive40e to continue in its current form for a couple more years. The silent joy of instant electric torque alone is worth a small price bump. For shame, Mercedes.) Like the 300SL of 20 years ago, the C300 has 228 hp and six cylinders, although the newer car has its pistons arranged in a vee.
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It’s a given that some vehicles are available with a stick shift: the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Boxster, the BMW M3. You know, performance cars. All BMWs equipped with all-wheel drive wear the xDrive moniker, while rear-wheel drive X5’s use the sDrive name. Trunk space, on the other hand, is modest due to the battery stored beneath the parcel shelf. The xDrive40e’s 14 miles of pure EV range are just about tapped. Retrieved 19 March 2011. ^ «BMW Group Achieves Second Best Sales Year Ever in the U.S. – WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/». New Jersey. PR Newswire. Hefty machine that it is, the xDrive40e feels nimble through mid to large curves, but we expect its big body would roll to a more uncomfortable degree in acute corners.