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Mercedes-Benz C 200 CDI W203

Mercedes-Benz C-class (C-class sedan and wagon )


Model: C-class coupe, and wagon

Jul / 2007 Release

Current model

C-Class Car Research

AFTER almost a years of having the old W202 and generation C-class sedan-based CLK from the late ‘90s, its bespoke bodywork and E-class Daimler decided to work the ‘CLK’ replacement in with the W212 E-class bits to the C207 E-class Coupe ragtop).

But with that kicking off from $100K, identified a gaping hole in the segment in which to take on the BMW 3 Series and popular Audi A5 – hence the C204 C-class

It also essentially replaces the CL203 CLC hatch that was based on the previous-generation W203 Sport Coupe offered 2002 to 2007.

Completely bodywork from the windscreen means the C204 is indeed new, and features a 450-litre augmented by a folding split backrest to increase luggage

Aided by a more acutely windscreen than the W204 the C204 is lower by 41mm and shorter rear overhang, as as an upswept belt line, C-pillars, elongated roof, and a that extend beyond the axle.

Initially five models released – the C180 BlueEfficiency C250 BE Coupe, C250 CDI C350 BE Coupe, and – from 2011 – the C63 AMG Coupe — a 336kW/600Nm 6.2-litre naturally V8 and AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports

The rest are mated exclusively to 7G-Tronic automatic transmission the rear wheels.

Both petrol vehicles use a 1796cc turbo-charged direct-injection twin-cam BE unit.

The C180 Coupe 115kW of power at 5000rpm and of torque at 1600rpm, against the 150kW at 5500rpm/310Nm at 2300rpm

Meanwhile the C350 BE packs a 3.5-litre V6 channelling 225kW at and 370Nm at 3500rpm.

Lastly, the diesel model leverages CDI common-rail turbo-diesel tech in the of a 2143cc 2.1-litre four-cylinder offering 150kW at 4200rpm and at 1600rpm.

The C204 is built on the 2760mm wheelbase as the sedan, but has a and height measurements of 4590/1770/1406mm.

It its sedan and wagon cousin in speed-sensitive hydraulic rack-and-pinion as well as a three-link MacPherson and multi-link independent rear

The ride can be lowered via a sports option comprising firmer and shorter springs, stiffer absorbers and beefier anti-roll

MERCEDES-BENZ released its fourth-generation in Australia in July 2007.

longer, wider and significantly spacious than before, the C-class was all new, with styling that borrowed from the contemporary S-class launched early in 2006.

there was a choice of supercharged or turbo-charged diesel, four-cylinder as well as a naturally aspirated V6 unit.

BMW’s evergreen 3 enviable reputation for being a car has helped prompt Mercedes in the C-class sportier.

On the suspension all C-class models adopted damper control, as part of the MacPherson strut front and rear axle design.

‘Agility Control Suspension,’ it automatically soften or firm up the pressure according to how the vehicle was Quicker-ratio steering was also

The S-class also lent its Brake’ technology to Mercedes’ sedan for the first time, benefits such as a hill-start and a gentle wiping of the brake to increase their effectiveness in conditions.

Engine outputs increased markedly. The smallest was a of the supercharged 1.8-litre twin-cam unit found in the outgoing and initially, the C200K replaced the C180K. Its 1796cc engine 135kW of power at 5500rpm and of torque from 2800rpm.

The W204 C220 CDI used a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine to 125kW at 3800rpm (up from and 400Nm from 2000rpm (up 340Nm).

Both engines a five-speed automatic with a shift function. The C200K was available with a six-speed

For maximum power, the C280 a 2996cc 3.0-litre V6 delivering at 6000rpm and 300Nm from 2500 and 5000rpm, exclusively to Mercedes’ 7GTronic seven-speed gearbox.

In addition to a body employing high-strength steel had been subject to 100 crash safety features included airbags (dual front, side, rear side and a preventative occupant protection that could ‘recognise’ driving manoeuvres at an early by priming the vehicles safety – such as the electronic stability and brake assist function – for a collision.

While the outgoing cabin was criticised for lagging in quality feel and execution, the interior was the outcome of a complete with softer and more materials.

Mercedes-Benz C 200 CDI W203

Other new-to-C-class measures infotainment units called 20 and COMAND APS – bringing a keypad feature and Bluetooth connectivity. The which was optional, also a satellite navigation system gigabyte memory music DVD video and audio, and Linguatronic control.

In late 2007 signalled how serious it was about engines by importing the C320 CDI as its C-class model, at least the C63 AMG arrived early in 2008.

The V6 turbo-diesel used 7.6L/100km of during city and highway and pumped out 165kW and a hefty of torque.

It came with the high level of specification as the V6 petrol, but added three-zone

In March 2008, what described as the wildest production ever built reached in the form of the C63 AMG.

The AMG-fettled sedan was significantly cheaper its most direct rivals in M3 coupe Audi’s RS4 sedan.

336kW of power and 600Nm of available, via a seven-speed automatic from its 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8, the C63 sprinted to 100km/h in a claimed 4.5 — out-pacing both the M3 and the

In May 2008 an Estate model was to faces the BMW 3-Series Touring and A4 Avant.

Three engine alternatives offered to Estate customers: the supercharged petrol four-cylinder C 200 the 2.1-litre C 220 CDI turbo-diesel four-cylinder, and the petrol V8 C 63 AMG.

March saw an update to the C-class range, ‘Kompressor’ supercharging with efficient turbo power on a new CGI petrol engine.

Providing economy and emissions, this turbo unit was initially in two states of tune – delivering of power and 270Nm of torque in the CGI models and 150kW/310Nm for the C250 CGI Gearbox choices continued as manual or a no-cost five-speed option.

Compared with the 135kW/250Nm C200 Kompressor, was a 0.7 litre per 100km improvement in consumption while carbon emissions fell to the tune of 18 per kilometre in the C200 CGI auto The C250 CGI, returned and 180g/km and for the first time, a direct rival for BMW’s and 325i.

All other models the same mechanicals although the range gained significant increases at no extra cost.

The CGI and C220 CDI got some Avantgarde pieces as standard, including the Pointed Star’ grille was previously the domain of the sports grade models, as well as five-spoke alloy wheels.

Along with the addition of folding rear seats and a new cupholder recess, they up to more than $2500 of value-added extras on the sedan. buyers wishing for the more Mercedes grille had to specify the package.

The C250 CGI cars on these items with the of Mercedes’ COMAND entertainment and system, 18-inch alloys and the Avantgarde model line and trims.

V6 models gained more value thanks to the of the company’s Vision Package discharge Bi-Xenon headlights Intelligent Light System), 450kW audio upgrade, and while the C63 AMG added a reversing and double cupholders.

Mercedes-Benz C 200 CDI W203
Mercedes-Benz C 200 CDI W203


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