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2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Model Launch

by Brad — 05/05/10


improved 2010 C-Class and Estate lineup provides a example of the customer benefits from the German company’s Choice ‘ value

The latest range of luxury feature two new 1.8-litre turbocharged (replacing the supercharged C200 ) and extra kit, but prices not changed. Entry to the C-Class is now the $57,900 C 200 CGI model.

Mercedes’ the new 2010 C 200 CGI and CDI sedans provide worth of extra features the $89,500 C 300 and $97,900 C 350 CDI (prices unchanged) deliver $7,948 of extra goodies.

It’s a story in estate models the C200 CGI ($59,790) and C 200 CDI ($62,805) unchanged in price and representing worth of extra features.

Highlighting the 2010 improvements is the of the Avantegarde-style front grille the ‘Benz three-pointed star large and proud in the bold grille and not mounted on the bonnet. C200 CGI and C 220 CDI retain the traditional and bonnet-mounted emblem.

Benz’ the ‘First Choice’ strategy of features/unchanged prices stemmed customer feedback. The company this direction rather cutting prices as a result of the passenger car import duty effective on I January this

What You Get

Headlining the 2010 are the two new turbocharged petrol engines C and C250 CGI. Both are four-cylinder powerplants — the CGI replaced the previous 1.8-litre Kompressor engine -while the CGI is an addition to the C-Class lineup.

petrol engines have not the C 300 (3.0-litre V6) and range-topping 6.3-litre V8 in the C 63

Diesel alternatives remain the C 220 CDI four-cylinder turbo-diesel) and the C 350 CDI (3.0-litre, V6

Other changes vary to models and include new alloy split-folding rear seats, LED running lights, adaptive lights, drivers’ side airbag and bi-xenon headlights. C63 gain a reversing camera.

its massive list of standard stunning quality and driving the C-Class remains one of Mercedes-Benz’ models, accounting for 41 per cent of its sales last year.

the Hood

Both the new 200 and 250 engines the term ‘CGI’ which in stands for charged, direct injection. It’s basically the engine with different 135kW/270Nm for the 200 CGI and 150kW/310Nm for the 250 CGI.

The supercharged C 200 Kompressor was good for

Mercedes’ swapped to the single geometry turbocharged engine it’s more efficient (no power required to drive the and lighter than the supercharged It’s also more (economy is down to 7.3l/100kms), (zero to 100km/h in 7.4 seconds for the C 250 and cleaner (171g/km for the C 200 CGI).

Benz’ says the new engine is 5 compliant, more responsive and than the supercharged predecessor.


Inside, it’s the same equipped, comfortable and competent All models gain a 60/40 rear seat for extra versatility.

C 250 CGI gains the Avantgarde with full leather and trim (black bird’s-eye the COMAND APS entertainment and navigation with single-disc CD/DVD and soft, ambient interior

For the C 300 and C 350 CDI, add the Vision Package light system with headlights, Harmon/Kardon sound and electric sunroof).

We drove C 200 CGI and C 250 CGI models. With electric adjustment and steering wheels for rake and reach, a comfortable position is assured.

Instrumentation is typically Benz’ standard with conventional and the center console navigation the ingenious foldaway system keeps the screen out of view parked. Cruise control is the stalk arrangement.

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Rear legroom is surprisingly good in the which is a ‘compact’ in European

Exterior Styling

All models the C200 CGI and C 220 CDI have adopted the front grille with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star and front-end which looks Those same models run five-spoke alloy wheels C 250 CGI goes to new, nicely 18-inch five twin-spoke

C 250 CGI also gains dark-grey for the taillights.

All four-cylinder models in the C-Class lineup are part of Blue EFFICIENCY lineup. means they have developed for maximum efficiency by of reduced weight, aerodynamic and rolling resistance. For example the are made of new laminated glass and 1.2 kilos less.

Other changes include: underbody cladding; partial of the radiator grille; sealed around the bonnet and headlights; exterior mirrors; a myriad of changes and fitment of low rolling-resistance

Driving dynamics of the new C-Class top-shelf with impressive of refinement at all speeds, taut precise turn-in and high of grip. Both 200 CGI and 250 CGI models through a five-speed automatic with sequential manual


Mercedes is to be congratulated for the Choice’ value strategy has provided a 2010 version of the that has responded to the demands of with just the right of extra features for no extra And those new turbocharged engines are of that enchanting value

The Competition

Four-cylinder versions of 3-Series don’t match the for power or torque but the driving are superb.

Audi’s A4 is an excellent, handily package and now provides luxury and ambience to rival both the and 3-Series a nice drive

Likes: Smart value; styling; supreme build

Dislikes: Mapping of new turbocharged needs some work

Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO


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