Mercedes C-Class being the smallest four-door sedan the German manufacturer produces is taking a new role in which it is more economical than ever! Not only it’s getting a new 1.8 liter entry-level variant, it will come as standard with an intelligent start/stop system for all engines which in combination with the high-tech direct injection and manual gearbox, result in astonishing fuel economy.
The new C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY is powered by a 1.8 liter petrol unit with 155-hp and 250 nm of torque. These numbers are greater than the outgoing model’s. And yet the fuel efficiency is improved and the carbon dioxide emissions are considerably less. It drinks 6.8 liters of petrol every 100 km.
Equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the C 180 CGI does 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. So if it’s a slow for your taste, which it is, you can get the C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY which has 181-hp with 270 Nm of torque and does zero to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds. This model too comes with a six-speed manual tranny, but it is more economical and cleaner than the old model by 12 percent, averaging 6.8 liters per 100 km.
The diesel range of BlueEFFICIENCY engines for the C-class is also revised. You get the C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model, again with a six-speed manual transmission, developing 170-hp and 400 nm of torque, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and yet returning average fuel consumption of just 4.4 liters per 100 km!
There’s also a high performance four-wheel-drive C 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY model which delivers 205-hp and peak torque of 500 Nm, doing 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds and fuel consumption of 6.4 liters per 100 km.
The new Mercedes-Benz C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY (from €32,219.25) and C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY (from €34,242.25) models can now be ordered from all authorised Mercedes-Benz dealers. The C 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY model (from €43,524.25) and the C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model with ECO start/stop function (from €36,384.25) are available from autumn 2010 (German list prices incl. VAT). All new Mercedes-Benz C-Class model variants are available in either Saloon or Estate guise.
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