In addition to the standard-production model, the “AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM 2007″ and the highly economical Vision C 220 BLUETEC, have their debut at the show.
With a fuel consumption of 5.5 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, this study demonstrates how the even more stringent EURO 6 exhaust emission standard coming into force throughout Europe from 2015 can be achieved. Clean and economical engines are also the hallmark of the new C-Class, which is available on the European market from March 31.
“Since the sales release date at the end of January, more than 55,000 customers in western Europe alone have decided in favour of the new C-Class,” said Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and Head of the Mercedes Car Group (NYSE: DCX), in his preliminary remarks at the Mercedes-Benz press conference in Geneva. “We are confident that the new C-Class will continue the success story of its predecessor, of which more han two million units were sold,” Zetsche continued.
The fourth-generation C-Class has captured the enthusiasm of customers with its unique combination of safety, comfort and agility. The standard appointments of all variants include the innovative AGILITY CONTROL package
with its situation-responsive shock-absorber control, which opens up new dimensions in handling refinement: it combines typical Mercedes comfort with xtraordinarily agile driving characteristics.
The new C-Class is powered by state-of-the-art four and six-cylinder engines which consume up to six percent
less fuel than the preceding models, accompanied by an increase in output of up to 13 percent. Despite a variety of technical innovations and even more generous standard appointments, and taking inflation into account, the price of the new C-Class remains at the same level as that of the preceding series.
In Germany and other European countries, the entry-level price including tax is still below 30,000 EUR.