BBC Autos Bigger smarter It’s the new MercedesBenz CClass

14 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
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Once upon a time, the was the “baby Benz”, the easy-to-park of the Merc litter. But with the not to mention B-Class. CLA and upcoming GLA sneaking below the C in the smallness Merc has sent its 3 Series upmarket with this generation: more space, lux, more tech.

So the C-Class has swollen in size by in length and 4cm in width, no less a chunk more room for and boot-items. It’s bigger, but not thanks to liberal use of aluminium in the weight is down by up to 100kg.

means more metres for litre (of fuel, innit). The C will launch with two petrol engines the 154bhp and 182bhp C200 and the 168bhp diesel, which officially 71mpg and just 104g/km of But there are yet-greener variants on the an upcoming 113bhp 1.6 diesel Merc says will BMW in the efficiency stakes. Down the we’ll see a C300 diesel-electric and, after that, a version. The launch engines get a manual as standard, with the of Merc’s seven-speed auto.

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Talking of auto, the C nicks of the new S-Class’s “intelligent driving” scanning for danger ahead and autonomously from 125mph. the right options boxes at speeds under 37mph, C-Class will follow the car in at a safe distance, even to keep you on the right course. sophisticated stuff from a car should start under when it goes on sale in the UK in


There’s an Audi-style touchpad recognises all the swipe-pinch-tap gestures from your smartphone. Merc’s under-lettered Comand nav and you get an 8.4in central display That nav, incidentally, to the C-Class’s air-con unit to it when you’re in a tunnel, its recirculation mode to save you dirty tunnel-air: a very and very complicated way to solve a we never really knew

We suspect you may wish to know the uncomplicated stuff: the firebreathing AMG Well, there will be a smoky C, but it won’t use the current vast, atmospheric 6.2-litre V8 instead a turbocharged unit a new bi-turbo V8) making at least That car will ask some stiff questions of the BMW M3 and M4.

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