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New Mid-Size Premium Mercedes C-Class Review

Although the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class being sold in Nigeria flaunts more of many things, including space, safety, equipment, it comes with less of one thing, CO2 emissions, reports ROTIMI ASHER

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]xterior, interior or from whichever angle you view it from, the new C-Class is surrounded by that same aura of Mercedes-Benz elegance, strength, innovation and superiority.

At first sight, what a luxury auto lover sees is a sporty, emotional and impressive machine, which stands out among its peers in the mid-size premium segment. The new C-Class features inspiring design. New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon offers maximum configuration options between energizing, comforts and refined sportiness, appealing to a heterogeneous customer group.

Mercedes-Benz C 250 BlueTEC, Avantgarde, Diamantweiss metallic, Leder Seidenbeige, Zierelemente Aluminium, (W205), 2013
Mercedes-Benz C 250 BlueTEC, Avantgarde, Diamantweiss metallic, Leder Seidenbeige, Zierelemente Aluminium, (W205)

“When it comes to traveling in style,” boasted, Nigeria’s main representative of the brand, Weststar Associates Limited, in a statement made available to Motoring World last week, “Mercedes-Benz is the first most reliable brand. Mercedes-Benz C-Class is here to stay particularly with its elegant features and specially assembled components.

“The new C-Class Saloon is the leading vehicle in the mid-size premium segment from Mercedes-Benz. The traditional high standard of quality as well as the various design options differentiates it from its competitors.”

The new C-Class features distinctive and powerful front end, use of high-quality materials, sleek exterior bodywork and an attractive colorful scheme, better performance and higher energy efficiency. Compared to its predecessors, the C-Class engine is with lower CO2 emissions.

Comfort and Space
The new C-class has more legroom (due to the longer wheel base) unlike the slightly cramped feelings of rear seat passengers in the past. It comes with bigger boot space too (with a capacity of 480 litres).

Safety & Equipment
The car comes with an intelligent drive system, which actively supports the driver and relieves his or her workload. It helps to analyze and monitor the vehicles environment in order to warn and identify potential dangers.

Other generous safety functions include the attention assist, adaptive brake control system and the blind spot assist, among others.

Other available features in the C-Class include; leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, Audio-20-CD with touch-pad, a Burmester audio system, Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system, navigation, a rearview camera, parallel parking assist, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, a Wi-Fi hot spot (requires subscription to Mercedes’ mbrace telematics service), pedestrian and cross traffic detection, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, rear wheel drive, active lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and a hands-free power trunk lid.
All-wheel drive (4Matic) is available in both sedan and coupe models.

Fuel Economy
Due to the BlueEFFICIENCY function, fuel consumption is greatly minimized in the new C-Class. What BlueEFFICIENCY function does is shut down the engine while the vehicle is stationary or in a red traffic light situation.

Its powerful four cylinder engine also assures environmental compatibility and diligence as regards fuel consumption. All C-class models use the company’s tried and true 7-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of design and technology, The Mercedes-Benz C-Class stands out. It is sporty enough to find buyers among brand and style conscious or upwardly mobile customers who want to park a brand new three pointed star that can carry five people comfortably in their driveways and it is available with up-to-the-minute after-sales service at all authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership network across Nigeria.

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