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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
W204 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Automotive industryMercedes-Benz
Parent companyDaimler-Benz
DaimlerChrysler AG (from 1998)
Daimler AG (from 2007)
Production1993–present
AssemblyBremen (city), Germany
Sindelfingen, Germany
East London, South Africa, South Africa
Cairo, Egypt
Minas Gerais, Brazil
PredecessorMercedes-Benz 190
SuccessorMercedes-Benz CLC-Class (For Hatchback)
Car classificationCompact executive car
Automobile layoutFront-engine design, Rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a Compact executive car produced by the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG. First introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 range, the C-Class was nicknamed the "Baby Benz" as it was the smallest model in the marque's lineup, until the 1997 arrival of the A-Class. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen (city), Germany, as well as in Mercedes's factories in Brazil[1] and DaimlerChrysler's South Africa factory in East London, South Africa. The very first W202 C-Class sedan was produced on June 1, 1993, and the second generation W203 C-Class rolled off the assembly line on July 18, 2000. The third generation W204 C-Class was launched in 2007.

The C-Class platform has been used for several coupes, including the Mercedes-Benz CLk-Class (and its predecessor, the Mercedes-Benz W203) and CLK-Class.

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W202 (1993–2000)<span id="W202" />


W202
1993-1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (US)
Production1993–2000
Car body style4-door Sedan (car)
5-door Station wagon
Automobile platformMercedes-Benz W202
Internal combustion engine1.8–2.3 L Straight-4
2.8 L Straight-6
2.4–2.8 L V6
3.6 L Straight-6 AMG
4.3 L V8 AMG
2.2–L Straight-4
2.0–2.2 L Diesel Straight-4
2.5 L Diesel Straight-5
Transmission (mechanics)5-speed Manual transmission
4-speed Automatic transmission
5-speed automatic
Wheelbase2670 mm (105.1 in)
Length4505 mm (177.4 in)
Width1720 mm (67.7 in)
Height1425 mm (56.1 in)
RelatedMercedes-Benz C208

The first generation W202 C-Class was introduced in 1993, as a replacement for the Mercedes-Benz W201 (190), and proved successful among high-end car buyers. The C-Class sedan was the company's entry-level model up until 1997, when Mercedes launched the A-Class. Styling themes were carried over from the previous W201 series, but the new series had a smoother and rounder design than the previous generation of compact Mercedes.

Engines

On its debut, the C-Class was the only Mercedes model with a complete lineup of Multivalve engines. The new family of Straight-4 petrol units, called M111, debuted in the C 180 (1.8 L, 122 PS (120 hp/90 kW)), C 200 (2.0 L, 136 PS (134 hp/100 kW) and C 220 (2.2 L, 150 PS (148 hp/110 kW), the only four cylinder of the range sold in the U.S.). In 1996 the C 220 was replaced by the C 230, enlarged to 2.3 L displacement but with the same output, although with torque increased to 220 N·m (162 lb·ft). . The top of the range was the C 280, with a four-valve-per-cylinder Straight-6 engine, capable of reaching 193 PS (190 hp/142 kW).

Four cylinder diesel models were equipped with the same OM601 engine of the 190, in the 2.0 L and 2.2 L versions. Many of these diesel variants were sold as taxis, due to their low fuel consumption and strong reliability. There were also more powerful Straight-5 engines (OM605) which were available in naturally aspired (C 250 D) and turbocharged (C 250 TD) forms. The Turbodiesel was introduced in 1995 and is one of the novelties in the engine range available from this year. The most important was a Supercharger version of the M111 straight four, the C 230 Kompressor, using a Roots-type supercharger to generate 193 PS (190 hp/142 kW) at 5300 rpm: Mercedes-Benz reused supercharger technology after 50 years. Due to Italian and Portuguese car tax rules, export models in Portugal and Italy featured a supercharged version of the smaller 2.0 L (C 200 Kompressor), which had a similar output of the C 230 Kompressor.

With the 1997 restyling, a lot of things changed under the hood of the Baby Benz. The most important innovation was the OM611, the first turbodiesel engine equipped with a Common rail direct injection system (co-developed with Bosch). The new model was named C 220 CDI, and had an output improvement of 30 PS compared with the C 220 Diesel, better fuel average and lower emissions. Another revolution regarded six cylinder engines: the legendary straight six were replaced by an all new family of V6. These new engines, the M112, featured SOHC heads instead of the previous DOHC, three valves per cylinder, instead of four, and twin Sparkplugs. So the four cylinder C 230 was replaced by the C 240 (2.4 L) and the I6 C 280 by the V6 C 280. These changes theoretically reduced emissions, and improved fuel consumption, without sacrificing power (the C 280 in fact had a slight 4 PS increase with the change).

In the last four years of production the W202 received a few changes in the engine range. In 1998 a less powerful version of the 2.2 L turbodiesel was added, called C 200 CDI, which replaced the C 220 Diesel. In 2000 the C 200 Kompressor T's output was cut to 163 PS (161 hp/120 kW), the C 240 T displacement was enlarged from 2.4 L to 2.6 L, but output remained at 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW) and the C 180 got a 2.0 L engine.

Petrol engines
Engine Cyl. Power
1.8 16V S4 122 PS (120 hp/90 kW)
2.0 16V S4 136 PS (134 hp/100 kW)
2.2, 2.3 16V S4 150 PS (148 hp/110 kW)
2.4 18V V6 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW)
2.3 16V K S4 193 PS (190 hp/142 kW)
2.8 24V S6 193 PS (190 hp/142 kW)
2.8 18V V6 197 PS (194 hp/145 kW)
3.6 24V AMG S6 280 PS (276 hp/206 kW)
4.3 32V AMG V8 306 PS (302 hp/225 kW)
5.4 32v AMG V8 347 PS (342 hp/255 kW)

Diesel engines
Engine Cyl. Power
2.0 8V D S4 75 PS (74 hp/55 kW)
2.2 16V D S4 95 PS (94 hp/70 kW)
2.2 16V CDI S4 102 PS (101 hp/75 kW)
2.5 20V D S5 113 PS (111 hp/83 kW)
2.2 16V CDI S4 125 PS (123 hp/92 kW)
2.5 20V TD S5 150 PS (148 hp/110 kW)

Transmissions

At the launch all W202 variants were equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 722.4 4-speed automatic transmission, also called 4G-TRONIC, was available as extra cost (standard on the C 36 AMG). In 1996 this old transmission - which was on sale since 1981 - was replaced by a 5-speed automatic gearbox (aka 722.5 or 5G-TRONIC), which received the manual shifting in 1999 (722.6). In 2000 the T-Modell, the only still on sale, was equipped with the G56 6-speed manual transmission.

Safety

The W202 confirms the typical attention of the brand to active and passive safety. At the launch the C-Class had standard driver airbag, ABS and integrated side-impact protection; the front passenger airbag became standard from 1994 onwards, and from the same period Traction control (ETS in the 4-cylinder models, combined with Limited slip differential (ASD) or ASR in the 6 cylinders models) was available as extra cost. In 1997 ASR became standard in the C 280s equipped with the automatic transmission and in the C 36 AMG, as ETS in the 4-cylinder models, except for the C 180 and the C 220 Diesel.

With the 1997 restyling ASR became standard in all the models, except in the C 180 and C 220 Diesel. This last model continued to offer ETS available as extra cost. Moreover front side airbags and Brake assist (BAS) came in the list of standard safety features. The two basic models finally joined ASR in 1998, and, in 1999, the W202 was the first mid-size sedan to offer ESP as standard in all the range.

Crash test ratings

EuroNCAP tested the W202 in 1997 and results were not great: the car obtained only two stars (top score is five) and 16/35 points for the driver and front passenger protection. Pedestrians' safety was better: the W202 scored 2/4. NHTSA tested the C 220 and C 230 models: these always obtained 4/5 stars in the frontal crash. The C 230 was tested also in the side crash: it rated three stars for the front side and four stars for the rear side.

T-Model

W202 T-Model

In the 1980s the Mercedes-Benz 190 suffered from the lack of an estate version, which was available in the range of competitors BMW 3 Series and Audi 80. Mercedes-Benz finally introduced an Station wagon model in 1996, called T-Modell (T for Touring or Transporter). It shared the same versions of the Sedan (car), with the exception of the AMG versions.

US-spec models

W202s exported in North American market included the C 220 (later replaced by the C 230), C 280 (both I6 and V6) and the AMG variants. It was launched in the U.S. in 1994 and differed from Euro-spec models due to a third stop light, no specific trim levels and side lights at the end of the front turn signals.

Restyling

Pre Face-lifted W202 C Class Esprit
Face-lifted W202 Sedan in the limited edition Classic Selection

In 1997, the C-Class was given a small midlife freshening, with new darker rear lights and new wheel rims as well as subtle interior trim changes, especially the door mouldings. Front and rear bumpers also changed in shape for a more modern, even sporty, look.

AMG

In 1995, the C-Class received its first genuine performance model, the C 36 AMG, to counter the new six-cylinder BMW M3. Developed with AMG, the tuning house that had now become a subsidiary of Daimler-Benz, it had a racing-tuned suspension (lowered by 25 mm (1 in)) and in the USA, a four-speed Automatic gearbox, followed by a standard five-speed automatic gearbox. The 3.6 L engine had a maximum output of 280 PS (276 hp/206 kW) at 5750 rpm and 385 N·m (284 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm. Top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Only a total of 5200 C 36 AMGs were produced.

In 1998 AMG developed a new flagship for the C-Class, the C 43 AMG, powered by a 4.3 L V8, which could now achieve 306 PS (302 hp/225 kW) at 5850 rpm, with a torque of 410 N·m (302 lb·ft) at 3250 rpm. It was also available as a station wagon. Again, only 4200 AMG units were produced, with only 25 C 43 vehicles of the 2000 model year imported to the US. This vehicle bears four gear assembly each side by side to impart better fuel efficiency & performance.

There was also a very rare AMG C55 version of the W202 C Class, of which fewer than 100 cars were produced. This version used the 5.4 litre V8 engine from the E55 AMG.

W203 (2000–2007)<span id="W203" />


W203
2006-2007 Mercedes-Benz C350 sedan (US)
ProductionSedan & Wagon 2000–2007
Hatchback 2001–2007
Car body style3-door Hatchback
4-door Sedan (car)
5-door Station wagon
Automobile platformMercedes-Benz W203
Internal combustion engine1.8L Straight-4 Kompr., 2.3L Straight-4 Kompr., 2.6L V6/3.2L V6, 2.5L V6/3.0L V6/3.5L V6, 5.4L V8, 2.2L Straight-4 CDI, 2.7L CDI Straight-5/3.0L CDI V6
Transmission (mechanics)6-speed manual
5-speed automatic
7-speed automatic
Wheelbase2715 mm (106.9 in)
LengthSaloon: 4526 mm (178.2 in)
T-Modell: 4541 mm (178.8 in)
SportCoupe: 4343 mm (171 in)
Width1728 mm (68 in)
HeightSaloon: 1426 mm (56.1 in)
T-Modell: 1465 mm (57.7 in)
Coupe: 1406 mm (55.4 in)
Pre-update W203 (background) with updated model (foreground)
W203 wagon
W203 Sportcoupe
W203-2 CLC-Class

The second generation C-Class was introduced in 2000, with a sportier look than the previous generations, with a steeper front-end and shorter rear-end. The styling cues were similar to that of the W220 S-Class. The sedan debuted with a range of straight-four and V6 gasoline engines and straight-four and straight-five Diesels. Most of the engines were carried over from the W202, but the C 320 was exclusive, offering 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp), also the C240 now had 2597 cc but output was unchanged at 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp). The diesels now featured Common rail Direct injection and Variable geometry turbocharger. Six-speed manual gearboxes were now standard for nearly the entire range (except the C320 and C 270 CDI). For the first time, the number designations were no longer equivalent to the engine displacement, more specifically in the C 180 (2.0 L), C 240 (2.6 L) and C 200 CDI (2.2 L).

In 2001, Mercedes increased the range, with the introduction of the new T-Modell station wagon and Sportcoupé. The Sportcoupé was a three-door Liftback made to counter the BMW Compact, but like its competitor, it proved unpopular with the younger buyers it was targeted towards, due to high prices compared to the lower entry-level models it was competing against, and unfavorable exchange rates. Although removed from the North America lineup in 2005, it continued on sale in other markets. From October 2000 until 2007, a total of 230,000 Sportcoupés were built in the Bremen factory and in Brazil[2]. In Canada, it was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. In 2003 new family of supercharged four cylinder engines, dubbed M271, also debuted. All of them used the same 1.8 L engine, with different designations according to horsepower levels, including a version powered by Natural gas. The 193 PS (142 kW; 190 hp) C 230K was initially available only in the Sportcoupé (replacing the 2.3 L engine in 2002 and older models). The newer 1.8 L was less powerful but smoother and more efficient than the older 2.3 L (192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) compared to 193 PS (142 kW; 190 hp). 4MATIC Four wheel drive versions were also offered for the C 240 and C 320.

The C-Class was refreshed in early 2004. In this year, the interior styling was changed in all three body styles. Different taillights were added to the Sportcoupé and several all-new M272 and OM642 V6 engines were introduced later in the year. These were available in both petrol and diesel configuration, ranging between 2.5 L and 3.5 L, and the three-valve twin spark design was replaced by the more standard four-valve design, now with Variable valve timing. The C 350 could now reach 272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp), while the C 320 CDI was good for 224 PS (165 kW; 221 hp). In addition, these engines also received the new seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission as optional, the diesel four cylinder's power was slightly increased, and a more economical naturally-aspirated 1.8 L (C 160) was added to the Sportcoupé lineup.

The C-Class is arguably one of the highest performing automobiles in its class in many of the European markets. In 2002 it achieved success in the field of safety by scoring the maximum five stars in a EuroNCAP crash test. In America's IIHS test the C-Class gets a Good overall rating in the frontal crash test and an Acceptable rating in the side impact test.[3][4]

NHTSA crash test results for the 2006 C-class[5]:

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Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars11px11px11px11px

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Side Rear Passenger: 5/5 stars11px11px11px11px

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The last W203 C-Class sedan was produced on December 14, 2006 at the Sindelfingen plant.

However, the W203 Sportcoupé Liftback will continue to be produced in Brazil beyond this date, since Mercedes-Benz does not foresee producing a W204 Sportcoupé. Indeed, it has decided to offer an updated W203-2 or CL203 Sportcoupé with a new restyled front end inspired by the W204 sedan [1] and an improved engine range parallel to the one of the W204. It was also spun off into its own separate line as the CLC-Class. [6]

AMG models

After the performance of the AMG models in the previous generation, Mercedes-Benz attempted to increase sales among high-end buyers by introducing two different AMG versions in the new model, also in 2001. The C 32 AMG scaled back down to a 3.2 L V6 engine, to match the BMW E46 displacement and improve weight distribution, but it required a Twin-screw type supercharger (manufactured by IHI) to reach 354 PS (260 kW; 349 hp)) at 6100 Revolutions per minute and 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) at 4400 rpm. Like its predecessors, it used a five-speed automatic, helping it to complete a 0-100km/h sprint within 5.2 seconds. The second version was C 30 CDI AMG, using a 3.0 L five-cylinder engine, capable of 231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp) at 3800 rpm and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm. Both were available in all three body styles, but the diesel model did not reach sales expectations and was retired in 2004, as well as the C 32 AMG Sportcoupé.

By the revision of the C-Class in 2005, C 32 AMG was also replaced, giving way to a new 5.5 L naturally-aspirated V8-powered C 55 AMG. This was an evolution of the V8 engine found in the previous E-Class, with power raised to 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp) at 5750 rpm and torque climbing to 510 N·m (376 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm. Unlike the less-powerful V6s and V8s in the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it continues to use Speedshift five-speed automatic. Though maximum speed is still limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) and 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is improved, this model is considered the sportiest AMG model in the C-Class history before the recent release of the W204 (third generation) C63 AMG.

Petrol engines
Version Engine Cyl. Power (PS)
C 160 1.8 16V S4 122 PS (120 hp/90 kW)
C 180 2.0 16V
1.8 16V K
S4 129 PS (127 hp/95 kW)
143 PS (141 hp/105 kW)
C 200 2.0 16V K
1.8 16V K
S4 163 PS (161 hp/120 kW)
163 PS (161 hp/120 kW)
C 230 1.8 16V K
2.3 16V K
2.5 24V
S4
S4
V6
192 PS (189 hp/141 kW)
195 PS (192 hp/143 kW)
204 PS (201 hp/150 kW)
C 240 2.6 18V V6 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW)
C 280 3.0 24V V6 228 PS (225 hp/168 kW)
C 320 3.2 18V V6 218 PS (215 hp/160 kW)
C 350 3.5 24V V6 272 PS (268 hp/200 kW)
C 32 AMG 3.2 18V SC V6 354 PS (349 hp/260 kW)
C 55 AMG 5.5 24V V8 367 PS (362 hp/270 kW)

Diesel engines
Version Engine Cyl. Power (PS)
C 200 CDI 2.2 16V CDI S4 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW)
122 PS (120 hp/90 kW)
C 220 CDI 2.2 16V CDI S4 143 PS (141 hp/105 kW)
150 PS (148 hp/110 kW)
C 270 CDI 2.7 20V CDI S5 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW)
C 320 CDI 3.0 24V CDI V6 224 PS (221 hp/165 kW)
231 PS (228 hp/170 kW)

W204 (2007–present)<span id="W204" />


W204
2008 Mercedes-Benz W204 C300 Sport (US)
Production2007–present
Car body style4-door Sedan (car), 5-door Station wagon
Automobile platformMercedes-Benz W204
Internal combustion engine1.8L I4 Kompressor; 2.5L V6; 3.0L V6; 3.5L V6; 2.2L I4 CDI; 3.0L V6 CDI; 6.2L V8
Transmission (mechanics)6-speed manual
5-speed automatic
7-speed automatic
Wheelbase2760 mm (108.7 in)
Length4582 mm (180.4 in) (sedan)

4596 mm (180.9 in) (wagon)

4726 mm (186.1 in) (C63 AMG sedan)
Width1770 mm (69.7 in)
1795 mm (70.7 in) (C 63 AMG)
Height1447 mm (57 in)
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz C200 W204 Kompressor interior

DaimlerChrysler introduced a new generation of the C-Class on January 18, 2007 [2] and displayed it in the 2007 Geneva Auto Show. Sales started on March 31, 2007 in almost all European countries. The new vehicle has an extended wheelbase and tracks, a stiffer bodyshell and a design inspired by the most recent S-Class and some hints from the CLS-Class.

The model has four trim levels of equipment - Classic, Elegance, Avantgarde, and AMG. A high performance AMG version with a 6.2 L engine followed in September 2007, labelled C 63 AMG with 457 PS (335 kW) to rival the Audi RS4 and BMW M3. The Classic and Elegance lines retain the traditional Mercedes-Benz radiator Grille, with a three-point star bonnet emblem. The Avantgarde line has a grille similar to that on Mercedes' sport coupe models, with two horizontal bars and a large centre-mounted star. In the UK the Classic line is known as the SE and the Avantgarde line is known as the C-Class Sport [3], and comes with an AMG bodykit, and AMG alloy wheels as standard. In the United States, the Classic is not sold, while the Elegance is known as the C-Class Luxury and the Avantgarde wearing the AMG sports package is known as the C-Class Sport. Both lines have an additional amber light in front of the front wheel well. In Canada, only the Avantgarde and AMG models are sold, with the Avantgarde line simply labelled as the C-Class.

One of the most technological breakthroughs of this car is a special system exclusive to this class, named 'Agility control' package. This is an innovative system, which through its unique concept provides drivers with excellent agility and the traditional, luxurious Mercedes ride quality. It achieves this feat through a complex hydro-mechanical set up, which constantly analyses road conditions and driving 'habits', resultantly it adjusts damper & suspension settings accordingly to provide the driver the best possible balance between ride comfort and agility. To take things still further , there is even an 'Advanced agility control' package drivers can opt for, this system is an upgrade to the standard one, offering a 'sport' mode button. The 'Advanced agility' package is a first for the C-class, and will be seen in future models, as the GLK.

Versions of the car are available with a choice of rear- and all-wheel drive (in the latter case an improved version of the 4MATIC system, not available in right-hand drive format), along with a variety of four and six-cylinder engines (and a 6.2 litre V8 in the C 63 AMG). Engines are the straight-4 M271 and V6 M272 Four-stroke cycle, straight-4 OM611 + OM651, and V6 OM642 Diesel engine. Most of the engines are from the W203 C-class, but the C180K, C200K, C200 CDI & C220 CDI derivatives are new offering power outputs of 156hp, 184hp, 136hp & 170hp respectively, also with improvements with respect to emissions and fuel consumption. In 2008 new generation V6's are expected to replace the current V6 powerplants. Six-speed Manual transmission are standard on all models (except the C 350),(7G-Tronic is available for C 230K, C 280, C 300, C 320 CDI and standard for C 350) and a five speed automatic transmission available for the four cylinder models. In the United States, the C 300 Luxury and C 350 Sport are only available with the 7G-Tronic transmission, and the C 300 Sport comes with a six-speed manual transmission, and the 7G-Tronic automatic transmission as an option. In Canada, 7G-Tronic automatic transmission comes with any 4MATIC model.

The development of the W204 C-Class involved the use of a "digital prototype", which put a 2.1 Terabyte digital replica of the car through a 15 million mile road course. This is an industry first which allowed for crash testing and more, before a physical prototype was actually constructed.

The C 63 AMG is reportedly the first AMG Mercedes designed from the ground up for performance, as compared to previous AMG cars which essentially featured "bolt on" performance modifications. The C 63 has a revised front end architecture that is taken from the CLK 63 AMG Black series. The revised 7-speed automatic transmission now has three shift modes - Comfort, Sport and Manual - with the last one running with the converter locked allowing the driver to hold the engine at the rev limit. The ESP can now be completely turned off, interfering only under heavy braking. The car also has the quickest, most responsive steering of any Mercedes to date. Car and Driver tested the car in their December 2007 issue and got a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.3 seconds at 116 mph (187 km/h).[7] This makes the C 63 one of the fastest production 4-door sedans in the world.

For 2009 the C-Class got a new design for the side mirrors and an updated instrument cluster. Also in near future their kompressor engines will be substituted with turbo engines.






Petrol engines
Version Engine Cyl. Power
C 180 KOMPRESSOR 1796 cc 16V S4 156 PS (154 hp/115 kW)
C 180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY 1597 cc 16V S4 156 PS (154 hp/115 kW)
C 200 KOMPRESSOR 1796 cc 16V S4 184 PS (181 hp/135 kW)
C 230 (C 250 in Japan) 2496 cc 24V V6 204 PS (201 hp/150 kW)
C 280 (C 300 in North America) 2996 cc 24V V6 231 PS (228 hp/170 kW)
C 350 3498 cc 24V V6 272 PS (268 hp/200 kW)
C 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY 3498 cc 24V direct injection V6 292 PS (288 hp/215 kW)[8]
C 63 AMG 6208 cc 32V V8 457 PS (451 hp/336 kW)

Diesel engines
Version Engine Cyl. Power
C 200 CDI 2148 cc 16V CDI S4 136 PS (134 hp/100 kW)
C 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY[9] 2143 cc 16V CDI S4 136 PS (134 hp/100 kW)
C 220 CDI 2148 cc 16V CDI S4 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW)
C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition[10] 2143 cc 16V twin turbo CDI S4 204 PS (201 hp/150 kW)
C 320 CDI 2987 cc 24V CDI V6 224 PS (221 hp/165 kW)

Awards

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C Class was awarded Wheels Car of the Year in Australia by Wheels Magazine, edging out the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 2 for the award[11]. It was also awarded "Executive Car Of The Year" by Top Gear Magazine for the 2007 Top Gear Awards.

Motorsport

Schneider won his fifth Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters championship in 2006 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season.

C-Class DTM 2006 Specifications

  • Chassis: Tubular grid frame with steel roof and sides; other body parts such as doors, hood, fenders and rear cover made from CFK; integrated driver safety cell and defined front, rear and lateral crash structures.
  • Length: 191.8 inches.
  • Height: 49.4 inches.
  • Width: 72.6 inches.
  • Weight: 1030 Kilogram (with driver).
  • Engine: Custom-built Mercedes-Benz V8 engine, 90 degrees, Overhead camshaft.
  • Displacement: 4.0 liter.
  • Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic modifications to front apron and side panels, flat underfloor, rear diffusor, standardized double-profile rear aerofoil.
  • Springs: H&R (springs).
  • Fuel capacity: 14.29800114 UK Gallons.
  • Fuel: Aral AG Ultimate 100 RON unleaded.
  • Injector: Fuel injection.
  • Oil: Mobil 1 dry sump.
  • Grease/Radiator fluid: Wurth.
  • Power output: 476 hp at 7,500/min.
  • Tires: Dunlop SP Sport Maxx, front: 265/660-R18, rear: 280/660-R18.
  • Steering: Rack-and-pinion steering with power assistance.
  • Brakes: Standardized carbon brake system without ABS.
  • Intake air restrictors: diameter of 2 x 28 mm.
  • Safety equipment: Hugo Boss AG seatbelt 6-point, HANS device.
  • Transmission: Carbon-fiber cardan shaft Three-disc carbon-fiber clutch, mechanically operated via a foot-operated pedal Standardized six-speed transmission with sequential gearshift, transaxle configuration with mechanical differential lock Rear-wheel drive without acceleration skid control.
  • Wheel suspension: Double wishbones with spring/damper units on the front and rear axles, actuated via pushrods.
  • Wheel rims: ATS (wheels) Aluminum wheels with a diameter of 18 inches and a width of 11 inches on the front axle / 12 inches on the rear axle; standardized tires with a diameter of 660 mm on front and rear axles.
  • ECU: Robert Bosch GmbH MS 2.9.
  • Ignition: H.W.A Capacitor discharge ignition on/off switch.

Concepts

Siemens employing prototype hybrid technology, showed off a modified Mercedes C-Class Sport Coupe that boasts faster acceleration, more Torque -- and better Fuel economy -- than its gasoline-powered equivalent. However, the company admitted that the car was "far from ready for production", and too expensive to manufacture or sell.

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