MercedesBenz Cclass W203

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Mercedes-Benz A II 200 CDI 140 Hp

Mercedes C-class

W ith 1.85 cars built in 7 years, the C-class W202 is nothing than successful. However, the thing it failed to do was to match BMW in handling. And it was actually outclassed, to the wooden recirculating-ball steering and of a good chassis set up. Admittedly, the was not really boring to drive, the 3-series E36 and E46 were so much from their predecessors. of all, the newer E46 even it in ride comfort and refinement as How can its arch-rival in Stuttgart not jealous?

Now the is striking back with a new The exterior styling seems you it is serious to be young and dynamic from the thin nose, the runs smoothly over the windscreen and curves towards the rear window. Accompany organic headlamps and smooth between shoulders and side it looks a hundred miles sporty than the outgoing car yet a new sense of elegance. Undoubtedly, the new looks prettier than the

The smooth body achieved a 0.26 drag coefficient for That’s already one point than the base E-class and Other C-class with tyres are 0.27. Most of the of drag is achieved by the use of flat tray which covers the engine and extend to the rear Improved front air dam, and the addition of rear boot also help. Despite of frontal area, the new C-class deliver CdA some 13% lower the outgoing model. Simultaneously, lift has been reduced by

The chassis is no less sporty. 26% aside, it gets a new 3-link suspensions (a derivative of MacPherson revised multi-link geometry and at a proper steering — and pinion. The body just a little bit — 39 mm longer, 25 mm wheelbase, 8 mm wider and 8 mm taller. as the chassis is strengthened (for a top crash test rating) and are more standard equipment, models are 50-60 kg heavier.

Never mind, because the new car stronger engines model by The entry level C180 employs a 2.0 four-pot good for 129 hp and 140 Biggest selling is expected to be a supercharged version of the same 2.0 which output 163 hp and a useful 170 Next up is a 2.6-litre V6 that C240 (again, the name reflect capacity). If you are not satisfy its silky-smooth 170 hp and 177 lbft, the C320’s V6 must be the answer.

As you’ve many many times in concerning SLK320, CLK320, and S320, the all-alloy modular V6 is smooth, quiet yet powerful a wide power band that’s 218 hp and 228 lbft at 3,000-4,600 Well, the sohc 3-valve and inlet-bounded VVT might not provide efficiency to match the super-punchy BMW six, and it is also edged out by the BMW in terms of smoothness and eagerness, the V6 still leads other comfortably. It enables the C320 to to 60 mph from rest in 7.4 seconds and 152 mph, well beating A4 2.8 Quattro.

Comparatively, the supercharged 2.0 is far less Although it intends to rival the BMW 323i, it is overwhelmingly outclassed mushy throttle response, not all punchy at mid-range, ugly a supercharged 4-cylinder is still a 4-cylinder.

In drivetrain department, the 5-speed automatic is undoubtedly now even added with “One-Touch” manual override the S-class. Another gearbox is a new manual improved from the and have already been in SLK. However, it’s not all pleasant to be shifted.

Mercedes-Benz A II 200 CDI 140 Hp

On the road, the new C-class really fabulously, so good enough to with the mighty 3-series. to be noticed is the sharp-feeling steering, not as sharp as Toyota Altezza or 156, it is accurate, well by the speed-sensitive variable servo and in touch with what’s on the black top. At 2.95 it offers good balance comfort and response. The chassis is well tuned to deliver handling, with little roll. As understeer has been reduced and becomes more at the limit, it overcomes twisty fluently and effortlessly.

At the same ride quality is first — probably better the 3er. It’s supple and at low speed, and the damping provides high speed stability. said, it rides nearly as as the S-class. This must to the new front suspension which was to provide better isolation vibrations resulting from imbalance or brake force

As usual, the cabin is another of the C-class. Although it’s marginally larger than there’s still more — especially for rear — than the 3-series, the old car was already class-leading in this What impresses people is the younger design of dashboard and Like the S-class, there are a lot of and soft-touch buttons to deliver a of sophistication but also confuses the The instrument reading now consists of a arc-shaped speedometer mirroring the and two smaller arcs at either of it for providing readings of rev and oil level. the big arc is a screen displaying information trip computer. Another locates at the center console, as TV or sat-nav, around which is a panel. However, leather is still limited to door and seats (depends on trim therefore the whole cabin plasticky.

So, is this the new class-leader. The new BMW 330i goes a little bit sharper in area, being much than the C320 yet priced at the level as C240. The baby rides smoother, looks handsome and provide higher of comfort. Therefore the answer depends on your taste. as the C-class now nearly matches the in dynamic aspects, life for BMW to be much more difficult ever.

The above report was last on 2 June 2000. All Rights

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