The New Mercedes Benz C-Class - Superior Safety, Comfort and Agility

Mercedes Benz C-Class Sport

Mercedes Benz C-Class

  • The new Mercedes Benz C-Class - superior safety, comfort and agility in a dynamic and exciting package
  • The new Mercedes Benz C-Class makes its world debut today with the release of first photographs and information.
  • The new car will be seen on British roads in June 2007. 

Mercedes Benz offers three individual model lines with the emphasis on a balance of  comfort and an exhilarating driving experience: SE, ELEGANCE or SPORT.  All model variants share the latest, state-of-the-art technology. This includes the newly developed AGILITY CONTROL suspension package with selective damping, the PRE-SAFE preventive occupant protection system and the optional Intelligent Light System with five different lighting functions.  There is a choice of four and six-cylinder engines with improvements of up to 13 per cent more power output than the outgoing model, accompanied by up to six per cent lower fuel consumption.

The new Mercedes Benz C-Class is the first car in its market segment to be awarded an Environmental Certificate , for its environmentally focussed development, highlighting advances over the entire vehicle lifecycle in areas such as fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and selection of materials used in its design and construction.

With a length of 4581 mm, the new C-Class is 55 mm longer than its predecessor. The body width has increased by 42 mm to 1770 mm, and the wheelbase by 45 mm to 2760 mm. These dimensions mean the car has a generously sized interior offering the driver and passengers an even more comfortable ride. The front shoulder room has increased by 40 mm, for example.

Designers have given the new C-Class a wedge-shaped front end, emphasising the agility and performance of the car.  For the first time in a Mercedes Saloon, the radiator grille is used as a distinguishing feature to position the model variants more clearly. Three extended, horizontal louvres and a large centrally positioned Mercedes star characterise the SPORT line.  This model combines luxury specification with first class driving dynamics.

In the ELEGANCE line there are chrome highlights on the radiator grille which is finished in high-gloss paint accentuating the brand attributes of comfort and luxury. The SE line offers the same technical innovations as the other two model variants.  Both the ELEGANCE and SE lines share a more executive and traditional-style front design, with a bonnet mounted Mercedes star.

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Published 21 January 2007 Melanie Carter
 

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