2014 Geneva Motor Show: The New Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class made its European debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Sporting a new design, resembling a smaller S-Class, the new C-Class …

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class made its European debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Sporting a new design, resembling a smaller S-Class, the new C-Class comes to market to take on its traditional competitors, the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

The W205 codenamed car sports high strength steel with a high percentage of aluminum body panels. The C300 and C400 come standard with a seven speed automatic. The new C class will be stiff competition in the heart of premium car market.

In the U.S., the new C-Class will be available from September 2014 with two gasoline powertrains: the C 300 4MATIC with a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine producing 235 hp and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque and a C 400 4MATIC with a 3.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection V6 churning out 329 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.

2014 Geneva Motor Show: The New Mercedes Benz C Class

In Europe, the C-Class will launch with three engine variants: a diesel (C 220 BlueTEC) and two petrol models (C 180 and C 200). The 2.1-liter diesel produces 168 hp (170PS) and is the most economical, averaging 4 l/100 km (58.8 mpg US). The C 180 features a 154hp (156PS) 1.6-liter engine that returns 5 l/100 km (47 mpg US), while the C 200 has a 2.0-liter unit producing 181 hp (184PS) and averaging 5.3 l/100 km (44.4 mpg US).

The C200 is the fastest of these three models, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds.

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[Photos: Bimmertoday]

  • Ben

    Sounds like the 4WD C400 with 329 horses and 354lb of torque should have faster 0-60 times than the 335i. Not sure why BMW is still sticking with the 300 horses / 300 lb output for its 2014 and 2015 models (435 Grand Coupe) when others have now catch up. 2 generations of I6 yields the same output (twin turbo, single turbo twin scrolls…). Even BMW’s power pack offer lower output than the C400 engine.

    Audi A6’s V6 has 310 hp, 325 lb and Audi’s S4 has 333 hp, 325 lb

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  • Brit

    I just don’t understand why BMW never makes a product that is able to compete when its competitors like Audi and Mercedes’s new models come out. After the new C comes out, the 3 series’ interior and exterior (still using xenon or even traditional light bulbs as LED xenon is optional on some models) look old and out-of-date. When the A4 comes out, the situation would be even more obvious. BMW’s exterior design is always promising, although a bit conservative in recent years but can they just stop cutting cost and make better interiors and more innovative stuff? BMW used to make innovative stuff like the i-Drive, Xenon headlights but now? Audi came up with full LED headlights, Mercedes S Class’ interior is flawless and jaw-dropping, how about BMW? Look at i3’s cheap interior and you definitely expect the i8 to have a high-tech interior but wtf? It just wastes the beautiful exterior design of the car. With it failing to make its cars lighter, while producing front-wheel drive and failing to make cars with best fuel consumption in its class, I can’t see why people would be buying BMW cars over its competitors. (Mercedes make more comfy cars, while Audi has a bit of both – comfort and driving experience) other than because of its brand name.