New Mercedes C200

Initially, there’ll be just 3 trim ranges: SE, Activity and AMG Line. You’ll, nevertheless, have the ability to tailor your new C-class in whichever way you want, within and out, by taking part in DJ inside these trim versions. Therefore, if you would like your new C-class to appear and really feel sporty within but seem conservative outdoors, you are able to choose for your AMG Line inside using the much more delicate SE exterior, or vice versa.

Costs begin at about £26k to get a fundamental C200 SE, using the C250 Bluetec beginning at just more than £30k along with a totally stacked C250 Bluetec AMG Line like our check vehicle topping £35k. And as at any time with Mercedes, the choices checklist is lengthy. Also as getting the AMG Line trim within and out, our check vehicle experienced air suspension (£895) and many of Mercedes’ new driver help choices. Whilst £35k-plus might audio like an terrible large amount of cash to get a four-cylinder diesel C-class, everything you get in return is definitely an terrible large amount of vehicle.

The motor is Mercedes’ acquainted two.1-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel, which creates 201bhp at 3000-4200rpm and 368lb ft at 1400-2800rpm, providing the C250 Bluetec a 0-62mph time of eight.1sec along with a leading pace of 155mph. The gearbox is really a seven-speed automated with paddle shifters. The equal BMW 3-series – the 325d M Activity – is really a contact faster although not as cost-effective and never also specified within, when the choice lists are likewise aligned.

The brand new C-class might appear unusually smooth, particularly using the AMG Line styling updates in position, but its watchwords are, actually, mainly to complete with emissions and economic climate. The understanding the vehicle can return a theoretical sixty five.7mpg around the mixed cycle and creates just 113g/km is, based on Mercedes’ engineers, of instead much more importance than a capability to strike 60mph inside a mere eight.0sec.

Getting stated that, the chassis, steering, brakes and suspension have all been comprehensively redesigned, to some extent exactly where Mercedes now statements the new C-class will be the very best vehicle in its course to generate. They, the engineers, are exceedingly happy that their new vehicle weighs as small because it does, mainly consequently of it that contains roughly 5 occasions much more aluminium compared to the prior design. But decreasing excess weight was, states Mercedes, a important aspect in supplying the brand new C-class with longevity.

Obtain the excess weight and also the aerodynamics correct, as well as in basic phrases the vehicle will normally turn out to be much more effective as its lifecycle evolves, when its engines and gearboxes are steadily upgraded and its software program enhanced more than time. Decreasing excess weight down expenses cash, although, simply because the supplies needed – aluminium, essentially – are not inexpensive. But to obtain the aero characteristics just so simply demands mind energy, furthermore a couple of hundred hrs inside a wind tunnel. And Mercedes is pleased that it’s strike the bullseye in each instances.

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