Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has formally launched the W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift within the nation. Spied right here not too long ago, the refreshed compact government sedan – which made its debut in Geneva earlier this 12 months – arrives right here in two variant kinds, the C 200 Avantgarde and the C 300 AMG Line, each locally-assembled from the get-go. The facelifted Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic was additionally launched on the identical time at the moment.
The outside revisions are delicate – on the entrance, modifications embrace new bumper designs out there for various gear strains, and the C 200 will get a twin-louvre grille whereas the AMG Line trim provides on a diamond pin grille on the C 300. Elsewhere, the headlamps now get new internals, and Multibeam LED with 84 diodes and Extremely Vary high-beam discover their manner on to higher-spec’d fashions.
As for the rear, the rear LED hind lights retain their form however get new C-shaped gentle guides, and the bumper now has a brand new decrease part, with the geometry, trim and exhaust finishers various depending on the gear stage. Finishing the outside replace are new wheel designs.
Although the structure stays acquainted floor, the inside additionally will get freshened up, the plain modifications being a brand new steering wheel, a 12.Three-inch, 1,920 x 720 pixel-resolution absolutely digital instrument show which presents three shows kinds (Traditional, Sport and Progressive) to select from. The central show additionally will get a bigger 10.25-inch dimension display, which the native automobiles are outfitted with.
A brand new M264 engine makes its manner on to the automotive, and each displacement capacities out there for the unit discover their manner right here. The C 200 will get the 1.5 litre twin-scroll turbo unit, which presents 181 hp (184 PS) at 5,800 to six,100 rpm and 280 Nm of torque at Three,000 to four,000 rpm.
The 1.5 litre unit options an EQ Increase 48-volt electrical system incorporating a belt-driven starter/alternator, which is ready to help the engine with 13 hp (10 kW) and 160 Nm of enhance when wanted, and efficiency figures for the variant embrace a Zero-100 km/h time of seven.7 seconds and a 239 km/h high velocity.
The C 300 comes with the M264 in its 2.Zero litre type, the twin-scroll turbocharged mill providing a slight enhance in energy output in comparison with earlier than, with a peak 255 hp (258 PS) out there on the identical rpm as that on the 1.5 litre engine, making for a 14 hp enhance from the 241 hp (245 PS) out there from the earlier M274 mill.
Most torque stays unchanged at 370 Nm, however is now out there from 1,800 rpm in comparison with the 1,300 rpm it was beforehand, with peak remaining at four,000 rpm. As anticipated, the variant is quicker, making the run from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and maxing out at 250 km/h.
Each C 200 and C 300 variants are outfitted with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed transmission, which is new to the C 300 in its facelifted type, the pre-facelift by no means that includes it. Additionally new to the C 300 in its facelifted type is the inclusion of the automaker’s Airmatic suspension.
Gear-wise, the C 200 comes dressed with an Avantgarde exterior, with the central trim aspect of the entrance bumper completed in high-sheen chrome and the air inlets mesh in grained black, and the automotive rides on 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels and 225/45 entrance and 245/40 rear profile tyres.
Normal gear on the variant – which in Avantgarde guise options Artico leather-based upholstery (in a selection of black or gray) and new open-pore gray oak wooden trim – consists of LED Excessive Efficiency headlamps, an Agility Management suspension, Keyless Go, an Audio 20 GPS infotainment system in addition to smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto help.
New objects additionally make their manner on to the driver-assistance parts listing. Apart from lively parking help, reverse digicam and Speedtronic cruise management, the C 200 Avantgarde provides on Blind Spot Help, which operates from round 10 km/h as much as 200 km/h.
As for the C 300, the variant options an AMG Line exterior and inside, full with black open pore ash wooden trim. Three inside colors (black, brown and pink) can be found for the automotive, which rides on 19-inch 5 twin-spoke AMG wheels and 225/40 entrance and 255/35 profile tyres.
The upper specification mannequin provides on Multibeam LED with Extremely Vary headlamps, a Burmester sound system to the Audio 20 GPS system and an AMG sports activities steering wheel in nappa leather-based.
There’s additionally an digital panoramic sunroof, a encompass view digicam in addition to Lively Lane Retaining Help, which warns the motive force by way of pulsed vibrations on the steering wheel when the automobile is unintentionally drifting out of its lane at speeds between 60 and 200 km/h, and might pull the automobile again into lane by making use of the brakes on one facet.
Different security equipment consists of seven airbags, lively brake help and autonomous emergency braking as normal on each fashions.
The Mercedes-Benz C 200 Avantgarde is priced at RM259,888, whereas the C 300 AMG Line goes for RM304,888, each on-the-road with out insurance coverage. That’s a slight enhance of RM4k over the corresponding pre-facelift examples (the C 200 AMG Line and C 350 e AMG Line plug-in hybrid) on the level previous to the elimination of GST.
As traditional, MBM has financing choices out there for the facelifted C-Class – its Flex-C financing presents quite a lot of packages, and begins from RM2,688 (based mostly on a three-year tenure and downpayment of 22% for the C 200 Avantgarde). Till December 31, all Flex-C financing contracts will embrace a complimentary first 12 months tyre and rim insurance coverage bundle.
You may evaluate the specs of the Mercedes-Benz C 200 Avantgarde and C 300 AMG Line variants at CarBase.my.
The C 200 Avantgarde and C 300 AMG Line may also be on present on the paultan.org Premium Auto Automotive Expo (PACE) happening this weekend on November Three and four, 2018 at Setia Metropolis Conference Centre, so come verify them on the market.
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