The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a line of compact executive cars produced by Daimler AG. Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 (W201) range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque’s line-up until the A-Class arrived in 1997. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, Germany as well as numerous satellite factories in other countries. The first C-Class (W202) sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first of the second generation (W203) rolled off the assembly line on 18 July 2000. The C-Class has been available with a 4Matic (i.e. four-wheel drive) option since 2002. The third generation (W204) was launched in 2007. The latest generation C-Class (W205) came out in 2014.

Laura Tobon and her Marcedes-Benz C-Class cabrio

Mercedes-Benz C63 is a 457HP AMG variant of the C-Class line. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 has aluminum front wings, widened on each side by 14 millimeters and bearing “V8 BITURBO” lettering. The top model in the C-Class line-up is driven by a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine closely related to the power unit that provides breathtaking propulsion in the Mercedes-AMG GT. The power spectrum ranges from 350 kW (476 hp) in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 to 375 kW (510 hp) in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG



Naomi Demeter for Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

Kate Beckinsale with Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Mercedes has presented a long-wheelbase version of the new 2015 C-Class called C260 L at the Beijing Motor Show. Designed to take on similarly stretched variants of the BMW 3-Series, the Audi A4 and the Volvo S60, the C-Class L is 2.3 inches longer than its regular-wheelbase counterpart. The extra space is hardly noticeable when the sedan is viewed from the outside but it is perceptible when sitting in the rear seats.

Mercedes-Benz C260 AMG

Mercedes-Benz C260 AMG on Ridin'Girls Blog

DaimlerChrysler introduced the W204 C-Class on 18 January 2007 and displayed it in the 2007 Geneva Auto Show. Sales started on 31 March 2007 in almost all European countries. The new family had an extended wheelbase and tracks, a stiffer bodyshell and a design inspired by the W221 S-Class with some influences from the C219 CLS-Class. The C-Class received a facelift in 2011 for the 2012 model year including new LED taillights, a revised dashboard and instrument cluster layout, and a revised front fascia and headlights.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe (2013)

Mercedes-Benz Road Girl – 2012 C-Class Trailer

Mercedes-Benz C-class (W204)

The current generation W205 C-class was launched at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It is the first car to use the all-new Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform. The new structure is significantly lighter using aluminium and high strength steel extensively throughout the body, resulting in a 100-kilogram (220 lb) weight decrease. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 205 chassis spawned four C-Class bodystyles: Sedan (W205), Wagon (S205), Coupe (C205), and Cabriolet (A205).

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan (W205) – 2014

Mercedes-Benz C-Class L
2014 Beijing International Auto Show


Mercedes-Benz Road Girl – 2015 C 300 Estate BlueTEC Hybrid Road Trailer


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Mercedes-Benz C-class at the 2014 Detroit motor show

In 1994, development began on the W203 C-Class. Though originally available as a sedan and a station wagon, the W203 series in 2000 debuted a fastback coupé (SportCoupé) version that, when facelifted, became the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class. The CLC-Class remained in production until 2011 when it was replaced by a new W204 C-Class coupé for the 2012 model year.
The second generation C-Class was introduced in March 2000. The sedan debuted with a range of inline-four and V6 petrol engines and inline-four and -five diesels, later W203’s received the V6 diesel. Most of the engines were carried over from the W202, but the C320 was exclusive, offering 160 kW (215 hp; 218 PS). The diesels now featured common rail direct fuel injection and variable geometry turbochargers. A six-speed manual gearbox was optional on some of the range, With exception to the C320 and C32 AMG. Notably (post 2005), for the first time, the number designations were no longer equivalent to the engine displacement, more specifically in the Mercedes C200 (1.8-litre), C240 (2.6-litre) and C200 CDI (2.2-litre).

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