Mercedes Benz C-Class Updates Incorporates A Generational Change but Is Still at The Top
Mercedes-Benz C-Class got updated and arrived in August 2018. Mercedes defines it to be the biggest upgrades any car has ever had. More than 6,500 components have been changed that is nearly 50% of the entire car.
C-class update will comprise –
- Entry-level C200 hybrid [Sedan]
- C220 diesel variations [Coupe]
- C300 mid-range petrol [Cabriolet]
Design changes, engine and transmission statistics
Besides a slightly different look including new LED laps, new bumpers, new wheels, and new tail lamps, the new car also gets major upgrade in its interior department. Touch Control steering wheel is standard along with 12.3” screen replacing traditional dials in instrument cluster. Noteworthy changes can be experienced under the hood.
Entry-level C200 hybrid features turbocharged 1.5L engine, good for 135kW/ 280Nm. It is combined with 48V system, which adds 11kW bonus power in rev range. The C220 diesel variation is 4-cylinder unit producing 143kW/ 400Nm. The C300 mid-range petrol comprises of 4-cylinder 2.0L engine generating 190kW/370Nm. All the Mercedes C Class versions are matched with 9-speed auto-transmission.
C200 hybrid system has 41L tank that delivers 6.0 to 6.3L/100km, which is less than its old model. The C300 increased its tank to 66L, which sips 6.5 to 6.9/100km.
The cabriolet, coupe, and sedan variants are position on the same wheelbase [2840mm] and stretch [1810mm]. In length all the models measure 4686mm. On cargo carrying list, sedan version offers most useable boot space of 455L flowed by the coupe’s 380L and cabriolet’s 285L.
What does it feel like to drive?
The C200 system is an exclusive hybrid setup, which delivers more power only in tiniest circumstances and at right moment. The engine delivers more punch in comparison to it size but maintain rev range appropriately. C-class rides smoothly sailing over the road imperfections and bumps. The cabin feels comfy and serene but wind noises can be heard sometimes.
The usual includes a suite of airbags, traction & braking aids, blind spot assist, AEP and tyre pressure monitoring are all included as standard in the C-class versions.
Each model gets a coverage of 3-year warranty. Service intervals are pegged at 12 months or 25,000km.
The clever engine and new in-cabin tech in cheap model category strengthen C-class proposition without any compromise on cabin ambiance, drive experience, and completely awe-inspiring ride. Briefly, Mercedes dominance over mid-sized premium segment is impossible to be toppled in near future.