New Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed

New Generation C Class

Details of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class have been released. This new C-Class comes with a host of new and improved features, improvements to the fuel economy and performance, some styling updates as well as a number of driver assist features.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class boast many improvements

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has over 2000 new components compared to the previous generation, noting Mercedes’ effort to fully distinguish this model from the 2007 model it will be replacing. The styling has also been updated to be more in-line with Merc’s new design idiom. The shape of the radiator grille is supported by the bumper, the central air intake is a V-shape with side sections on the bumper extending from this V and blending into the feature lines along the vehicle.

The total fuel consumption of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been reduced by up to 29% compared to the previous model. This impressive fuel economy has been achieved in part by the saloon and estate models now coming with an aluminum bonnet which has reduced the overall weight of the car and ultimately the fuel consumption as well. All of the 4-cylinder diesel models now come with the ECO start/stop function as standard and the ratio of all the new powertrain variants have been optimized for fuel economy.

Improved Efficiency

The petrol engines in the new series will now all have direct injection, with the new V6 petrol being particularly impressive. The new V6 in the C 350 BlueEFFICIENCY has had its power increased by 25 kW and 20nM compared to the previous model and now totals 225 kW and 370nM. The gain in power has not meant an increase in fuel consumption though, the C 350 BlueEFFICIENCY clocks in at just 7 litres/100km which is 29% less consumption than the previous C 350 model.

Comprehensive Driver Assistance Systems

Mercedes-Benz has spared no expense on the driver assistance systems in the new C-Class, with a total of 9 new systems being implemented. These systems are based on the latest radar, camera and sensor technology, aimed to combat accidents caused by driving too close, fatigue and darkness. The list of new driver assistance features in the new C-Class looks as follows:

Adaptive Highbeam Assist Active Lane Keeping Assist Active Blind Spot Assist Attention Assist Distronic PLUS PARKTRONIC PRE-SAFE Brake including BAS PLUS Lane Keeping Assist Blind Spot Assist

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Price

Mercedes-Benz C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY - R359 000 Mercedes-BenzC 200 BlueEFFICIENCY - R379 000 Mercedes-Benz C 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY - R380 000 Mercedes-Benz C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY - R469 000 Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY - R470 000 Mercedes-Benz C 350 BlueEFFICIENCY - R520 000 Mercedes-Benz C 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY - R520 000

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard with MobiloDrive 120 maintenance plan, six years/ 120 000 km and a full vehicle warranty/unlimited km.