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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 C280 Luxury sedan comes with the same comfort and convenience items included in the C230. The primary difference is the C280's engine: a 3.0-liter version of the new V6 rated at 228 horsepower. The C280 also comes standard with the industry's first seven-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch wheels and all-season tires, and wood interior trim rather than aluminum. All-wheel drive, which Mercedes calls 4MATIC, is available on the C280 Luxury sedan; 4MATIC comes packaged with heated front seats. For 2007, the Mercedes-Benz C280 discontinues the C55 AMG and receives active head restraints.