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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class remains the most accessible of all Mercedes cars sold in the United States. It delivers Mercedes engineering, design and safety features starting at the price of loaded mass-market, midsize sedans. The C230 Sport sedan is the least-expensive C-Class car. The C230 is powered by a 2.5-liter version of the new V6, generating 201 horsepower. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and 17-inch wheels with high-performance tires. The Sport models have firmer suspensions, lower ride height and more powerful brakes than the Luxury models. The Sport sedans also have a thick, three-spoke steering wheel, more thickly bolstered front seats and aluminum trim, and are trimmed with aggressive lower body cladding. For 2007, the Mercedes-Benz C230 gains a flexible-fuel model.