The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been big news for some time now. The all-new (W205) series car made its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Until now, however, the bulk of the news has been about the new model’s looks and some of the technology we can expect to experience.
A Mercedes enthusiasts’ forum in Germany has managed to obtain information regarding the engine line-up of the new range. As expected, there are a raft of options including petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains.
- C180, 1,6 litre, 115 kW/280 N.m, 5,0 L/100 km
- C200, 2,0 litre, 135 kW/320 N.m, 5,3 L/100 km
- C200 4MATIC, 2,0 litre, 135 kW/300 N.m, 6,4 L/100 km
- C250, 2,0 litre, 155 kW/350 N.m, 5,6 L/100 km
- C300, 2,0 litre, 175 kW/370 N.m, 6,3 L/100 km
- C400 4MATIC (6-cylinder), 3,0 litre, 245 kW/480 N.m, 7,8 L/100 km
- C180 BlueTEC, 1,6 litre, 85 kW/250 N.m, 3,8 L/100 km
- C200 BlueTEC, 1,6 litre, 100 kW/300 N.m, 3,8 L/100 km
- C220 BlueTEC, 2,2 litre, 125 kW/400 N.m, 4,0 L/100 km
- C220 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 2,2 litre, 125 kW/400 N.m, 4,9 L/100 km
- C250 BlueTEC, 2,2 litre, 150 kW/500 N.m, 4,4 L/100 km
- C250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 2,2 litre, 150 kW/500 N.m, 4,9 L/100 km
- C300 BlueTEC HYBRID (20 kW electric motor), 2,2 litre, 150 kW/500 N.m, 3,8 L/100 km
This is the line-up expected to debut in Europe at the time of launch. In 2015 buyers will be able to opt for another hybrid model, the C350 HYBRID PLUG-IN with 50 kW electric motor coupled to the 2,0-litre, 155 kW/350 N.m engine that boasts an incredible 3,0 L/100 km.
We are certain to see most of these models in SA except perhaps the AWD models, which MBSA doesn’t see fit for local conditions.
The halo C63 model is expected to be the cherry on the C-class cake, making its debut last. You can read all the C63 info here.