Mercedes-Benz has released some images and details of its all-new C-Class. It boasts weight savings of up to 100 kilograms over its predecessor. The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz largest selling model, with sales totalling over 2.4 million of the previous C-Class that was introduced in 2007. This new model is larger than before, with an 80mm increase in the wheelbase and it’s 40mm wider which increases passenger space. The car features an all-new premium interior which boasts a host of modern technology. All the car’s main infotainment features are displayed on the centrally-mounted 7” colour screen.
From launch there will be one diesel and two petrol engines available. The diesel model will be the C 200 BlueTEC, this 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces 170hp and 400Nm of torque. It produces 103g/km of CO2 which will place it in tax band A3, with annual road tax fee of €190. The petrol engine line-up consists of the C180 and C200 model, the C180 has a 1.6-litre engine that produces 156hp and 250Nm of torque, it’s CO2 emissions are 116g/km which places it in tax band A4, with an annual road tax fee of €200. The C200 utilises a 2.0-litre petrol engine that has 184hp and 300Nm of torque, with 123g/km of CO2 it’s seated in tax band B1, with an annual road tax fee of €270.
Shortly after launch there will be a new 1.6-litre diesel engine available with two power outputs, 115hp or 136hp. There will also be a C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid offered. There is a six-speed manual transmission and a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission available for all models. Full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the car’s arrival.