Mercedes has announced several changes to the C-Class lineup.
First and foremost, the C-Class is now available with a new entry level 1.8-liter direct injection engine in the C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY and C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY. Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and an engine start/stop system, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions receive a 10% reduction.
The C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY has 115 kW (156 PS / 154 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. This enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds, before topping out at 225 km/h (140 mph).
The C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY produces 135 kW (184 PS / 181 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. It allows the car to run from 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds, while emitting 158 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The new BlueEFFICIENCY equipped C 220 CDI features a 2.1-liter diesel engine with 125 kW (170 PS / 168 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is now equipped with start/stop and 6-speed manual transmission which drops consumption to only 4.4 L/100km (53.4 mpg US), making it the most fuel-efficient C-Class of all time.
Last but not least, Mercedes also introduced the C 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. Boasting all-wheel drive and a 150 kW (204 PS / 201 hp) 2.1-liter diesel engine, this is the first time Mercedes has mated a four-cylinder diesel with an all-wheel drive system. The C 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph).
Check out the press release below for complete details.