In anticipation of the launch of its new C-Class in June 2014, Mercedes-Benz has released prices and specifications. Order books are open!
In South Africa, the C-Class model range will comprise the 115kW C180, 135kW C200, 125kW C200 BlueTec and the 155kW C250. ‘Model variants with the higher capacity engines will be introduced at a later stage,’ Selvin Govender, Merc’s divisional manager for product and marketing, said.
The new car signals the start of a new chapter in the C-Class story. Thanks for a lightweight design concept, this C-Class is up to 100kg lighter than its predecessor. It will also benefit from improved aerodynamics and new engines, as well as a host of new safety systems.
The new C-Class is larger than the model it will replace – there’s been an 80mm increase in the wheelbase and the car is 95mm longer. The bootspace, at 480 litres, is also roomier.
As for its appearance, the new C-Class will feature two distinct front ends: the centrally-positioned three-pointed star within the grille, or the classic grille with the star on the bonnet. Halogen headlamps are standard, although two LED options will be offered. LED tail lights are standard on all models.
The cabin is said to demonstrate a new interior design by Mercedes with a brand-new centre console, a free-standing central display, a touchpad for the Comand system’s controller and, for the first time in the C-Class, a head-up display. This C-Class will also come with the option of Airmatic air suspension with self-levelling for the best ride comfort when the car’s loaded.
The new C-Class is now available to order at Mercedes-Benz dealerships across South Africa.
C 220 BlueTEC – R459 000
C 180 – R415 900
C 200 – R436 600
C 250 – R502 600
Prices include Mercedes’ new PremiumDrive maintenance plan for six-years or 100 000km with no customer contribution.