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2014-02-18 09:18

SHINING STAR: Mercedes-Benz says the new C-Class is ready to order and will arrive in SA in June 2014. Image: Quickpic

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will arrive in South Africa in May 2014. We have prices and specs!

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced the arrival of the new C-Class at dealer showrooms and it's available to order.

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class image gallery

The new C-Class, says the automaker, is 100kg lighter than its predecessor. There is also a host of new driver assist systems, along with an optional air-sprung suspension.

ON THE WAY

The C-Class model range will initially comprise of the C 180 from R415 900, and the C 200 from R436 600, the C 220 BlueTec from R459 000 and the C 250 from R502 600, (prices include vat and CO2 emission taxes). 

MBSA’s divisional product and marketing manager Selvin Govender said: “The order process has now commenced at all Mercedes-Benz dealers throughout Southern Africa, and we will see the local launch in June 2014. Model variants with the higher capacity engines will be introduced at a later stage.

“The C-Class is our biggest-selling model series and global sales of the preceding model, which was launched in 2007, totals over 2.4-million vehicles.”

The automaker says the new model has an 80mm larger wheelbase taking it up to 2.84m, is 95mm longer at 4.68m and 40mm wider at 1.81m. There are also two different faces available: sporty with centrally positioned star for the Exclusive line only  or the classic saloon radiator grille featuring the Mercedes-Benz star on the bonnet.

The three trim levels remain the same with Avantgarde, Exclusive or AMG line.

ENGINES

MBSA says four engine variants will be available at market launch – a diesel in the guise of the C 220 BlueTEC and the three petrol models, C 180, C 200 and C 250.

The diesel 2.1-litre C 220 model makes 125kW/400Nm and goes to 100km/h in 8.1seconds. It has a claimed fuel combined consumption of 4.0 litres/100km and 113g/km CO2 emissions.

The C 180’s 1.6-litre engine makes 115kW/250Nm and reaches 100km/h in 8.2seconds. Fuel consumption is rated at five litres/100km with a CO2 emission rating of 131g/km.\

The 2.0-litre C200 and C250 are capable of 135kW/300Nm and 155kW/350Nm, with respective 0-100km/h in 7.5 and 6.6 seconds and have CO2 emissions of 127/139g/km respectively.

There’s a new six-speed manual for the four-cylinder engines while the 7G-Tronic plus has been enhanced for the auto-equipped models.

New driver assist systems include distronic plus with steering assist and stop/start function, brake assist enhanced active lane keeping assist. There’s also parking assist, a 360° camera and adaptive highbeam assist.

As with all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, the new C-Class comes standard with a six-year or 100 000km PremiumDrive maintenance plan.

PRICES

Mercedes-Benz C 220 BlueTEC - R459 000
Mercedes-Benz C 180 - R415 900
Mercedes-Benz C 200 - R436 600
Mercedes-Benz C 250 - R502 600

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