The Mercedes-Benz C350 was a variant of the W203 C-Class that was introduced for the 2006 model year. The C 350 was built in sedan and station wagon body styles, although the station wagon was not sold in North America. Both rear wheel drive and four wheel drive (4Matic) configurations for the C 350, which was powered by Mercedes' M272 E35 engine. This 3.5L V6 powerplant generated 268hp, which was sent through manual or automatic transmission options to the wheels. Production of the W203 C350 ended in 2007, although the model series continued life in the next generation W204 C-Class as the W204 Mercedes-Benz C350.