Mercedes-Benz has launched its new C-Class in Ireland, with prices commencing from €37,750. There are both petrol and diesel models on offer, the petrol line-up includes the C180, C200, C250 and C300. The diesel variants include the C180, C220, C250 BlueTEC models and a C300 diesel Hybrid. The first model to arrive is the C220CDI diesel variant (€43,300), its 2.2-litre engine produces 170hp and will return a combined fuel consumption of 4.0L/100km. The interior has increased room in comparison to its predecessor, with an 80mm longer wheelbase, 95mm longer body and 40mm wider frame. The boot luggage capacity is 480 litres. Three trim specifications are on offer, Avantgarde, Exclusive and AMG line. There are two transmissions available, a six-speed manual or 7G automatic, with permanent all-wheel drive also available.
Speaking at its launch, Mercedes-Benz sales manager Ciaran Allen said ‘with its new looks, keen pricing and well-appointed features, we expect the C-Class to be a very competitive model offering in the mid-range luxury segment. It will be marketed on the three platforms of design & appointments, technical innovation & performance and a highly-competitive specifications-to-value offering.’