The latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (W205) is the first model to employ the all-new Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA) platform which features the extensive use of aluminium throughout its body, resulting in a 100 kg weight decrease. First introduced in 2015, the C-Class Saloon underwent a facelift in 2018.
Upfront, the modified front end exudes dynamism and modernity with redesigned bumpers enhanced by gleaming chrome elements and new LED headlights. The 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, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, fully digital instrument display with three styles – Classic, Progressive and Sporty, 10.25-inch media display with 1920 x 720 pixels that showcases brilliant images are just some of the noteworthy new features.
Manoeuvring in tight spaces in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon is a cinch with Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC and Mirror Package. The former displays detected parking spaces in the instrument cluster plus visual and audible warning of obstacles while the latter combines a number of practical functions for everyday driving such as power-folding side mirrors, tilting side mirror on the front passenger side (for easier parking) and automatic dimming function to protect the eyes.
The Mercedes-Benz C200 Saloon is powered by the all-new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with the aid of EQ Boost mild hybrid technology. On its own, the 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine delivers 184 hp and 280 Nm. EQ Boost adds a useful 14 hp whenever the 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox performs a kickdown 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 240 km/h. Amazing performance for an engine this small!
The Mercedes-Benz C200 Saloon Sport Premium is equipped with Premium equipment line features such as Ambient lighting and COMAND Online system with touchpad, complemented by other goodies including 18-inch aero twin-spoke alloy wheels complemented by AGILITY CONTROL comfort suspension, Seat Comfort package and high-gloss black trim with ARTICO leather upholstery.