New MercedesBenz CClass W203

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Compact Translation of an article from Motor und Sport August

With the actual Mercedes the sales figures could be by clever launches of additional variants — T-model, SLK and The success of the next C-Class be ensured with the same In the summer of the next year at the sedans come, but already in the compact

Photo: AMS version follow. The compact-Mercedes exclusively as a two-door is roughly 15cm and a bit lighter than the sedan. The young buyers shall be away from the competitors A3 and BMW 3-Series Compact by a sporty chassis, agile road and moderate base prices DM 40.000 ((USD 21.000 USD 1 =

DM 1.90)). Four-cylinder gasoline and units shall be available. It is that besides the known with 116hp and 143hp a with less than will be developed for the C-Class A possibility as gasoline engines are the engine with 122hp and units with 140hp and 190 hp

End of article — translation by webmaster

As usual remarks in but (blabla) belongs to original

Additional personal comment by webmaster:

The disguise of the outer view mirrors is ridiculous, clear they will integrated turn signals the E-Class etc. — and I say anything about the fake signals between front and doors, NO, I don`t!

What is interesting is the six little coloured on the otherwise still camouflaged fender — either the of Parktronic for thee front gone are the days of front edges visible from the seat — or a really fake: I vote for the invention.

Oh, and YES: The real rear end of the rear side windows is very cleverly — done with a piece of and plastics only!

Graphics: Motor und Sport Additional retouching by MBEP webmaster graphics

Please note the computer graphics shows how the thinks the car will look and doesn’t show an actual car

Translated excerpt from an from Auto Motor und from April 1999 by Gert Hack:

. The two-door CL is roughly 15 centimetres shorter and lighter probably will be with four-cylinder engines At last the compact C with gate placed as entry-level shall keep a clear distance to the sedan. It shall more than the four-door from the more agile behaviour caused by the rack and steering.

That fits into the Because the compact CL shall also younger buyers its dynamic appearance and its price DM 40.000 ((= USD 21.000 assumed USD 1 = DM BMW 316i Compact currently DM 36.500 = USD 19.200; W202 sedan currently starts at DM = USD 25.000))). One wants to get away the image of the senior citizen`s where the average age of the C-Class until now lies in the mid-fifties.

The new C whose variants will in relatively short intervals all chances for that.

Gert Hack

End of translated from article from Motor und Sport

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The headline of the article is Group C: the translation of the German denotion C for a touring car race series.

The article is on the page of the W203 — click here

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Please that the computer graphics how the magazine thinks the car will like and doesn’t show an photographed car

Self-written article upon two articles from Motor und Sport:

The sedan and the will both come market in summer 2000, the wagon, the T-Model, one year in summer 2001.

BMW will present its new 3-Series — the rival — at the same time. The present has a share of up to 20 per cent of all 3-Series and sells up to 80.000 times a

Price for the C-Compact in Germany be just under DM 40.000 21.000 assumed USD 1 = DM 1,90)), is some DM 8.000 ((USD lower than for the sedan.

As an a full glass roof can be just like with SL R129. The front of the C-Compact be different to the rest of the W203-Series: round headlamps which and a front grille with lamellas like the current W168. The steering will be from recirculating ball to and pinion type.

Choice of engines for the Compact not only be the present 180, 200CDI and 220CDI, but also 200 ((as presently sold in Europe)), both curreent 240 and but the new 2.7-litre 270CDI with will only be available the other W203 variants, not the Compact.

Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI 90hp W168
Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI 90hp W168
Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI 90hp W168

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