More dynamic, impressive and attractive:
Mercedes-Benz makes new emphases in the C-Class
Four years after its launch, Mercedes-Benz is significantly upgrading the successful
C-Class in terms of technology, equipment and design. The suspension, steering and six-speed manual transmission have a more sporty configuration, ensuring that the C-Class offers an even more agile driving experience. From summer 2004 a 192 hp supercharged four-cylinder engine will join the engine range available for the Saloon and Estate models. In future the C 220 CDI will have an output of 150 hp, which is 7 hp more than before. With the new 367 hp C 55 AMG Mercedes-Benz is offering an eight-cylinder unit for the first time in this model series.
The interior of the new C-Class has been upgraded with a new cockpit design with sophisticated new controls, line-specific seats and automatic climate control as standard. The innovative, more scratch-resistant paintwork based on nano-technology is likewise standard. Bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light function, steering-wheel gearshift buttons for the automatic transmission and new audio/navigation systems round off the highly desirable, high-tech specification.
Even at standstill the redesigned front end with its bumper, radiator grille and headlamps conveys the dynamic characteristics of this Mercedes model series, which is available as a Saloon, Estate and Sports Coupé.
With state-of-the-art technology, good long-distance comfort and sporty agility, the
C-Class has won the hearts of more than 1.26 million drivers worldwide since May 2000. Never before has Mercedes-Benz sold so many vehicles from one model series in such a short time.
In addition to the sporty and elegant Saloon, the C-Class model family features the versatile Estate as well as the youthful and agile Sports Coupé, both of which were launched in 2001.
Mercedes-Benz has now reinforced the well-proven characteristics of the C-Class with an intensive model revision, at the same time making new emphases in terms of dynamism, comfort and perceived value.
Exterior: redesigned front end, wider tyres and more scratch-resistant paintwork
The more dynamic appearance is above all created by the redesigned front bumper with its striking, sportscar-like lower air intake and the likewise redesigned radiator grille, which has three slats, appears wider and therefore conveys an impression of power. Depending on the model and equipment, these slats are painted or embellished with a sporty matrix of perforations. Mercedes-Benz is equipping the C-Class with clear-lens headlamps as standard.
An increase in track width from 1493 to 1505 mm, 16-inch tyres as standard and wide-base tyres of size 205/55 R 16 also emphasise the dynamic appearance of the C-Class. In addition the CLASSIC, CLASSIC SE and ELEGANCE SE lines are equipped with the more sporty side skirts and rear bumper of the AVANTGARDE SE lines.
An even longer-lasting shine is guaranteed by the newly developed, more scratch-resistant paintwork, which is based on nano-particle technology and reinforces the legendary long-term quality of Mercedes. This too is standard equipment.
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