● The sedan and station wagon now only have four-cylinder engines
● Connectivity (MBUX) and rear-axle steering as in the S-Class
New Mercedes C-Class costs over 40,000 euros
The prices of the new C-Class at a glance:
● Mercedes C 180 from 41,138 euros (T-model from 43,316 euros)
● Mercedes C 200 from 44,798 euros (T-model from 46,975 euros)
● Mercedes C 200 4Matic from 47,178 euros
● Mercedes C 300 from 47,892 euros
● Mercedes C 300 4Matic from 50,272 euros
● Mercedes C 200 d from 44,173 euros (T-model from 46,351 euros
● Mercedes C 220 d from 47,178 euros (T-model from 49,355 euros)
● Mercedes C 220 d 4Matic from 49,558 euros (T-model from 51,735 euros)
● Mercedes C 300 d from 51,789 euros (T-model from 53,967 euros)
● Mercedes C 300 d 4Matic from 54,169 euros
W 206 grows for more space in the interior
The C-Class is growing. Both sedan and station wagon are now stretching out around 4.75 meters in length – in the case of the sedan, that means one Growth of 6.5 cm. The wheelbase is also getting larger. The developers donated 2.5 cm more space between the axes, so that their distance now adds up to around 2.87 meters.
Mercedes C-Class Sedan (W 206)
● length: 4751 mm (+65 mm)
● broad: 1820 mm (+10 mm)
● height: 1438 mm (-9 mm)
● wheelbase: 2865 mm (+25 mm)
● Trunk volume: 455 l
No more Mercedes star on the hood
For station wagon fans, the T-model remains in the range
Of course, the new C-Class is also available again as a station wagon. The T-model (S 206) is visually identical to the sedan (W 206) up to the B-pillar. Also the Station wagon is getting longer – The S 206 has 49 millimeters more. As in the sedan, the wheelbase has grown by 25 millimeters and the width by 10 millimeters. The station wagon also loses height in favor of the sporty line, but the loss is a touch less; In the interior section we clarify whether this has any effect on the space available. There is a significant plus in the trunk volume: the new generation offers both with the rear seat bench up and down 30 liters more storage space.
The dimensions of the T-model at a glance:
● Length: 4751 mm (+49 mm)
● Broad: 1820 mm (+10 mm)
● Height: 1455 mm (-7 mm)
● Wheelbase: 2865 mm (+25 mm)
● Trunk volume: 490 l / 1510 l (+30 l / + 30 l)
Interior like in the Mercedes S-Class
Everything looks lighter and more modern in the new C-Class. But a look to the right and left is also worthwhile: the armrests are free to the front like diving boards in an outdoor pool and can thus serve as a closing aid. It may sound like an exaggeration, but they add a lot to the airy feeling of space on the front seats. The figures confirm this impression: Mercedes gives 26 mm more shoulder room for the front seats. At the back, tall people can also go on a relaxed journey, because here the data sheet shows up to 35 millimeters more knee room – fits wonderfully.
Technology fireworks for the C-Class W 206
The “Distronic” control cruise control now initiates braking up to 100 km / h (previously 60 km / h). For the steering assistant, Mercedes promises improved lane recognition with the help of the 360-degree camera. the Traffic sign recognition also reads restrictions or additions – for example whether a speed limit only applies “when it is wet”. There is also a stop sign and red traffic light recognition.
In addition to the modernized and expanded software, Mercedes has also taken care of the hardware in the C-Class: This is how it is made smaller optional rear axle steering the turning circle of the new C-Class to 10.64 meters (minus 43 cm), and the steering ratio is more direct than before. To match this, the engineers donated a new four-link axle at the front and designed the chassis to be fundamentally more dynamic. Adaptive dampers and a sports suspension are available on request and at an additional cost.
First ride in the new C-Class
Conclusion by Stefan Novitski: The new C-Class impresses with S-Class controls, comfort and excellent handling thanks to rear-axle steering.
C-Class only with four cylinders and automatic
The big revolution in the C-Class is taking place in the engine compartment: in the future, only four-cylinder engines will work here. All engines combine a 48 V electrical system with an integrated starter generator (ISG)that gives its power directly to the crankshaft. Equipped in this way, the C-Class can sail, with a sprint there is a boost of 15 kW and 200 Nm of torque, and recuperation takes place automatically when braking. The 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is always on board. The C-Class is no longer available as a manual switch.