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Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz C 200 C 250 CGI First Drive

NRMA Motoring Date: 1 May

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its position as an in the automotive world with a of new petrol engines for the C-Class.

in 2007, the current generation was an immediate success, establishing as market leader and, years on, it shows no signs of

In April this year, the was again the top selling model in the with 565 sales, 188 more nearest rival, the BMW 3 Series. For the four months of the year, the remains at the top of the charts with sales — 324 more the 3 Series.

But, in this competition is fierce and you can’t on your laurels.

Mercedes-Benz is for its Kompressor petrol engines, recently the 1.8-litre supercharged engine in the entry C 200 model. But a slightly less glamorous-sounding adorns the boot lid.

Three letters — CGI mark a change in direction for

CGI stands for charged gasoline and signals the end of the supercharger (for four cylinder engine) and the of turbo charging to extract power and efficiency, from the engines.

The C 200 CGI replaces the C 200 Kompressor in the line-up.

Why turbo charging? The has reached the point where are real advantages. The first is turbos are lighter. The new engine four kilograms less the outgoing supercharged engine. engines produce more at a lower engine rev which for better driveability.

Turbo also helps reduce consumption. The fuel figure for the CGI is down from 8.1L/100km for the supercharged version.

So, once diverging requirements — power but less fuel — are now able to be met at the same

The drop in fuel consumption has to a drop in CO2 emissions compared the previous supercharged model down from 189g/km to for the CGI 200 and 180g/km for the higher output C 250

It’s all part of BlueEFFICIENCY the car maker’s name for its package of designed to reduce energy in certain models.

Engineers put design element of the car under the to find ways to reduce consumption. For example, the underside of the is now smoother to provide an easier through the air — reducing the required to do so.

The C-Class has been put on a to reduce weight compared the previous model.

Weight-saving include a thinner front less glass, partially off the radiator grille to reduce into the engine compartment and wind resistance.

Mercedes-Benz has even sealed the between the bonnet and headlamps, as as between the bumper and headlights to airflow around the front

The new C-Class range comprises models and four wagons

The all-new C 250 CGI is powered by the same turbo engine as the C 200 CGI but it is tweaked to 150kW of power and 310Nm of The C 200 CGI has 135kW and 270Nm.

Priced at for the sedan, it fills the void C 200 CGI and the more-powerful C 300 V6 which starts at

Prices remain the same for the of the range but there’s better with more standard across the C-Class range.

The new C 200 CGI is priced at $57,900.

Standard equipment

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series

C 200 CGI: climate-control airconditioning, speed-sensitive steering, front electrically-adjustable tilt-and reach-adjustable steering leather trim, in-dash CD player. There’s also phone connectivity, power with one touch operation, control, rear parking 17-inch alloy wheels, airbags (including driver’s airbag) and stability control.

C 250 Larger output engine, and navigation system, 18-inch wheels, split-folding rear and double cup holders.

Rear full electric driver and (front) seats, electrically steering column, data system for the audio system seven-inch display for navigation, premium sound system and a climate control system.


BlueEFFICIENCY and small engines brings visions of gone by where the baby performed like wheezing sufferers — short of and barely able to cope the daily grind.

The symptoms are around for some, but for Mercedes-Benz was another era.

The new models we drove performed a ‘Benz’ should in 2010 refined and capable. Despite diminutive engine displacement, the C 200 CGI and C 250 CGI as though there was a much engine underneath the three-pointed nose.

The 1.8-litre turbo has a variable turbocharger and, with direct fuel produces 20Nm more than the old supercharged engine at rpm less.

Cruising outside the C 250 CGI was the pick to drive with the torque (310Nm) of the higher engine. This engine perfectly to the five-speed automatic

Overtaking and passing also from the extra torque and you have to rev the engine like a to get the job done.

The new tyre and alloy (17-inch) combination hasn’t ride quality either. still class-leading but now the larger help fill out the guards and the entry-level model a bit more

BlueEFFICIENCY doesn’t mean you get the when you get behind the wheel. The driven performed admirably.

with some additional added, and the new C 250 CGI positioned between the C 200 CGI and the expensive C 300, Mercedes resting on its laurels.

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CGI AT Special Series


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