The C-Class Saloon that was first introduced in 2015 underwent a facelift in 2018. Now, we have the ever-iconic Mercedes C200 Saloon AMG Premium Plus.
The latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (W205) is the first model to employ the all-new Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA) platform. It is known to feature the extensive use of aluminum throughout its body, resulting in a 100 kg weight decrease.
The modified front end of this new collection exudes dynamism and modernity because of its redesigned bumpers enhanced by gleaming chrome elements and new LED headlights.
Moreover, its new steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and (depending on equipment line) fully digital instruments and larger displays enable cutting-edge operation.
Wireless charging for all smartphones supporting the Qi standard and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are some of the other noteworthy new features of the Mercedes C200 Saloon AMG.
This also includes its fully digital instrument display with three styles – Classic, Progressive, and Sporty. Lastly, its 10.25-inch media display with 1920 x 720 pixels showcases brilliant images.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
Maneuvering in tight spaces in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon is a cinch with Active Parking Assist. For instance, its PARKTRONIC and the 360-degree camera can detect parking spaces in the instrument cluster.
This is also supported by the visual and audible warning of obstacles. Safety-wise, all occupants will rest easy with the knowledge that a slew of safety features.
The safety features include ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Adaptive Brake Assist with brake-drying function, and myriad airbags.
Engine and Performance
Propelled by the all-new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with the aid of EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology, the Mercedes C200 Saloon AMG Premium Plus is also powered by its own 4-cylinder.
Its 16-valve engine can deliver 181 bhp and 280 Nm. EQ Boost adds a useful 14 bhp whenever the 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox performs a kick down with the 48V starter/alternator acting as an electric motor to boost performance.
At full pelt, 0 to 100 km/h takes 7.7 seconds while the maximum speed is 239 km/h. Amazing performance for an engine this small!
The assurance of security and safety is well assured with the advancement of technology built in the Mercedes-Benz C200 Saloon AMG Premium Plus.
It is equipped with Premium Plus Package features such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display for the driver, Burmester surrounds sound system, ambient lighting, COMAND Online system with touchpad, HANDS-FREE ACCESS and KEYLESS-GO Comfort package.
AMG aficionados will be impressed by a myriad of components including body-styling and 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels.
Handling-wise, the AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension ensures that the car is sporty to drive, especially when the road begins to swerve, rise and dip, and the 15 mm lowered ride height makes it sit nice and low, like a sports car.
Technical Specifications of Mercedes C200 Saloon AMG Premium Plus
|Engine capacity||1,497 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged|
|Bore x Stroke||(80.4 x 73.7) mm|
|Acceleration||7.7s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||239 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||19.6 km/L|
|CO2 emission||136 g/km (Manufacturer specs)|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||9G-Tronic Plus (A)|
|Drive type||Rear-wheel drive|
|Vehicle type||Luxury Sedan|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4686 x 1810 x 1442) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,610 mm|
|Kerb weight||1,505 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||66 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||435 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||Multi-link suspension, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers|
|Suspension (Rear)||Multi-link independent suspension, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers|