2010 MercedesBenz C200 CGI BlueEfficiency Sedan Road Test Review…

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What’s new?

The CGI replaced the C200 Kompressor this year, and is marketed Mercedes-Benz’s eco-friendly BlueEfficiency

Engine size is unchanged at 1.8 but torque rises from the 250Nm to the CGI’s 270Nm.

output remains at 135kW, thanks to the move from with port injection to a with direct injection, consumption and carbon emissions

What’s the appeal?

Benz at an affordable price point: the nub of its appeal. The C200 CGI is also the efficient petrol engine in the using just 1.0 l/100km than the thriftiest diesel the CDI .

What features does it

Standard on the C200 CGI are auto-on wipers, dusk-sensing headlamps, control, dual-zone climate trip computer, Bluetooth auxillary audio inputs for music players, heated mirrors and parking sensors.

Our car was also equipped with the Vision Package, which a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, bi-xenon and a glass sunroof.

What’s under the bonnet?

The C200 features a new 1.8 litre inline four with a and direct injection.

Benz’s 1.8 litre petrol four-cylinder has comprehensively reworked. It now boasts new with direct injection a turbocharger instead of a supercharger.

output peaks at 135kW, and its of torque is spread between a useable 1800rpm and 4600rpm.

A tiptronic automatic is the only offered, taking drive to the wheels.

The front suspension MacPherson struts while the has an independent multi-link system.

The CGI’s brake package disks at each corner, ABS, EBD and brake assist stopping performance.

How does it

The new engine is surprisingly zesty for its size (and the weight it is Its power and torque is just certainly ample for the needs of the driver, including on-ramp and the occasional speedy overtake.

its pep is not matched by the five-speed auto, makes ponderous shifts and widely-spaced ratios don’t mesh with the engine’s curve.

It’s also slow to under so-called ‘garage’ such as when shifting drive to reverse and back

On the plus side, the ride is with keen turn-in via the rack.

With a nice of comfort and sportiness, the C-Class’ has plenty of dynamic appeal resorting to a typically-German over-sprung tune.

What did our passengers

Cabin quality in the 2010 is great, but space is a bit limited.

enough space inside for adults (five, at a pinch), but the cabin isn’t especially

Rear headroom is a little and rear legroom is in short when taller folk are up front. There’s also a of lateral support in the front squab and backrest.

That all seats are comfortable (even the rear position) and each on the rear bench has its own individual

The perforated Artico artificial upholstery feels both and hard-wearing, while the partially-electric seats have plenty of

Interior quality and feel

every Mercedes-Benz, the C200 CGI is a package.

The interior design and choices may be ageing somewhat, but is screwed together tightly and we no rattles nor witnessed any loose-fitting

From the glovebox to the doors, that opens and shuts so with a positive feel. The reputation for vault-like build is still very much in here.

Some aspects of the do mar the experience however. The rubbery that covers the front gets dirty easily, and the LCD display screen can be hard to

Luggage space

Seats up, the spaces measures in at 475 litres. The split fold rear allow larger items to be with the backrest folding with the boot floor.

How is it?

The W204 C-Class has earned a crash safety rating Euro NCAP testing, and ABS, traction control, control and Mercedes-Benz’s Pre-Safe as standard.

The front seats are equipped anti-whiplash headrests, while a of nine airbags (front, curtain and driver’s knee) occupants in a crash.

Fuel and green rating

Mercedes-Benz the C200 CGI drinks just 7.3 on the combined cycle, however our returned an average of 9.3 l/100km.

still a decent figure the C200’s 1.5-tonne kerb but an extra ratio (or two) in the would help lower consumption.

The Federal Government’s Vehicle Guide rates the CGI 7 stars out of 10 for CO2 emissions, and 8.5 stars out of 10 for emissions.

How does it compare?

The natural rivals are the BMW 320i. IS 250 and Audi A4 1.8T. Of these, the is the cheapest at $49,200, the Lexus the powerful, and the BMW the most involving to

On the flipside, the Lexus has a cramped that’s rapidly dating.

At a price of $56,490, it’s marginally cheaper than the but it does offer better than the $55,300 BMW 320i.

Compared with the Mercedes the BMW feel quite as upmarket, the A4 1.8 is the only one of the bunch that enjoy a RWD drivetrain.


All new Benz cars come a three-year unlimited kilometre which covers both and labour costs of any repairs warranty.

Colour combinations

The C-Class is available in three and nine metallic colours. choices are generally conservative, the usual black, white and accompanied by various subdued of blue, burgundy and beige.

How does it cost?

The 2010 C200 CGI retails for $57,900, on-road costs.

Our verdict

its engine lacks the outright of the C350’s V6 and the extra torque of the CGI’s high-output 1.8 litre, the CGI is more than adequate for driving.

The C200 is let down by its gearbox, however that’s the black mark on an otherwise driving experience. The C200 CGI is as to pilot around a shopping carpark as it is along a twisting road.

As a base model, it’s impressive. The interior boasts luxury and comfort to make think twice about over the cash for the more models in the range, and the standard list is comprehensive enough for the buyer.

As a relatively cheap point into Mercedes-Benz the C200 CGI makes a very case for itself.

If you’ve got no for big power or fancy in-car the C200 comes highly

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