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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Likely Getting Diesel-Electric Hybrid 6
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in diesel, Geneva Motor Show, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, PHEV, Reports on 01 6th, 2018


In a surprising move, Mercedes-Benz has reportedly decided to offer the updated C-Class with a diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain.

According to Autocar, this version of the revamped C-Class will be named the C400d EQ Power and feature a zero-emission range of up to 31 miles (50km). Moreover, it will be joined by a new petrol-electric version, called the C400 EQ Power.

Both will use an updated version of the electric motor used on the current petrol-electric C350e PHEV that’s delivering an extra 41hp to the wheels, in addition to a tweaked charging system, which will provide quicker charging times, according to undisclosed sources that are familiar with the issue.

The rest of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models will benefit from new 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel units, with extra power and lower CO2 emissions.

Diesels will churn out 148hp, 192hp, and 241hp in the C200d, C220d, and C300d, respectively. One of the petrol options will get 188hp in the C200 EQ Boost that’s named that way to highlight the implementation of a mild hybrid setup with a 48V electric architecture that adds an extra 17hp of electric boost for short periods of time, and a belt-driven alternator.

The upcoming C300, on the other hand, doesn’t have a hybrid function, but comes with 255hp, up 13hp compared to the current car, thanks to increased turbo boost pressure.

At the higher end of the range, the C43 models are believed to retain the 3.0-liter V6 engine, but with a minor power boost, whereas the top-of-the-tine C63 will get an updated version of the 4.0-liter V8 with new twin-scroll turbochargers.

Depending on the selected model, the facelifted C-Class will come with either a 6-speed manual or a new 9-speed automatic gearbox that replaces the 7-speed auto offered on the current models.

Styling changes to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are expected to be discreet, with modified lighting units, bumpers, and a new diamond pattern grille insert on AMGs. The range-topping versions will get Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus headlights as seen on the E-Class and S-Class.

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to mark its first public debut in March, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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AutoTrader Reveals Its Top 10 Most Searched Cars For 2017 30
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi a3, BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 5-Series, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes E-Class, Opel Astra, Reports, VW Golf on 12 30th, 2017


Britain’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars, AutoTrader, has revealed the 10 most searched cars this year.

Retaining the number 1 position in the United Kingdom is the BMW 3-Series, which was favored by most internet users with a diesel powertrain, followed by the Volkswagen Golf and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Ford’s Focus comes in 4th place, whereas BMW follows it from the 5th and 6th positions with the 1-Series and 5-Series, respectively. Another Ford, this time the Fiesta, sits on the 7th spot, right in front of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Vauhxall/Opel Astra completes the Top 10 list.

The diesel searches were topped by the BMW 3-Series, Volkswagen Golf, and BMW 5-Series, whereas the most favored petrol powered cars were the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3-Series, and Ford Focus.

For hybrids, Toyota holds on to the first two positions with the Auris and Prius, followed by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, while the electric ‘crown’ goes to the Nissan Leaf, which turned out to be more popular than the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

“The results show that British car buyers are very keen on spoiling themselves, with premium manufacturers featuring very heavily in our list of most searched-for cars”, commented AutoTrader’s road test editor, Ivan Aistrop.

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Entry-Level Diesel Doesn’t Spoil Appeal Of Mercedes C-Class Cabrio 27
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 12 27th, 2017


While some people still associate convertibles with potent gasoline engines, the likes of the Mercedes C220d convertible does have quite a few things going for it.

According to Carbuyer’s Ginny Buckley, not only is the C-Class cabriolet a standout in its segment due to its style and high levels of quality, but this entry-level C220d diesel version is also sufficiently refined.

It can get from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.2 seconds, which becomes 8.1 if you go for the 4MATIC version. Still, Buckley admits that while good, the convertible version of the C-Class doesn’t quite match the BMW 4-Series Convertible’s driving dynamics.

She also enjoyed the look and practicality of the cabin, although the build quality, at least in the center console, isn’t quite what you might expect from a Mercedes-Benz product.

Overall, the C-Class Cabriolet gets a big thumbs up in this review. It’s practical, good-looking and refined, even in C220d spec – which starts from £38,540 in the UK.

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Mercedes EVs Might Push C-Class Production Out Of U.S. 26
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Reports on 12 26th, 2017


After deciding to build electric vehicles at their Alabama plant, Mercedes-Benz might find themselves having to push C-Class output out of the country.

The C-Class represents roughly 20% of the plant’s production, with Mercedes building some 72,000 units in 2016 and is on track for 57,000 this year.

Mercedes global sales boss, Britta Seeger simply said “We will see”, when asked whether C-Class production will move elsewhere, reports Autonews.

Back in September, Daimler said that it would invest $1 billion in the Vance, Alabama plant in order to assemble fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ sub-brand. EQ line models are expected to go into production in 2020, with an electric SUV the size of the Mercedes GLE leading the way.

Aside from the C-Class sedan, the plant also assembles the GLE and GLE Coupe, as well as the larger GLS.

“The most important point for us was to make sure we have the EQ production in the U.S.,” added Seeger. “If you have electric mobility, it makes sense to go very regional because you want to avoid huge transportation.”

Mercedes thinks that the EQ line could account for 15 to 25% of its global sales by the year 2025, which in turn means that other models, such as the C-Class sedan, could depart the Alabama plant.

According to IHS Markit exec, Joe Langley, the C-Class is likely to move away from Alabama during its next redesign, which is expected to arrive in 2021. Mercedes is also building the C-Class in Germany and South Africa, although at this point it is unclear where production would end up if the nameplate will indeed be moved out of the U.S.

Officially, Mercedes has yet to make a decision on this matter.

“If we would stop, then, for sure, you would need to import,” added Seeger. “But it’s not a decision we are taking currently.”

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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Buy This Entire AMG Black Series Collection In Florida 11
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, auction, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes SL, Mercedes SLS AMG on 12 11th, 2017


AMG fans miss the Black Series. We know. We do too. But Mercedes doesn’t make them anymore. It may yet again, but in the meantime, prospective buyers have to look on the second-hand market.

We’ve brought you a few such examples that have come up for sale or auction, but nothing quite like this.

At its upcoming sale in Kissimmee next month, Mecum Auctions will sell off not one or two, but four AMG Black Series models – all as one lot.

Part of the sprawling Michael Fux collection, the lot includes a 2008 CLK63, 2009 SL65, 2012 C63, and 2014 SLS – all Black Series versions, and all in black (naturally). All that’s missing is the SLK55 that kicked off the series in 2006. But then, with “only” 390 horsepower, that was the least powerful of the five.

Like what you see? Mecum estimates the quartet will sell for between $850k and $1 million. But as unprecedented as this collection is, we could end up very surprised. And if you don’t like what you see, the Fux collection has plenty else on offer – including some other hardcore, limited-edition track machines like a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 2011 GT2 RS, and a Ferrari F12 TdF and 458 Speciale Aperta.

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Thieves Filmed Stealing A Mercedes With A Relay Box 28
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, Tech, video on 11 28th, 2017


Police have just released footage of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class being stolen in the British town of Solihull.

Usually, a simple vehicle theft wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy. However, this tale is a little different as the Mercedes was unlocked and stolen without a key.

CCTV footage of the crime shows the two thieves approaching the car with two relay boxes. This little device can receive the signals from a keyless remote through walls, doors, and windows. Once one of the thieves captures the signal, it is automatically passed through to a second box being held near the car, opening the vehicle’s doors.

According to local authorities, the C-Class has yet to be recovered, despite the entire crime being captured on film.

Understandably, many vehicle owners have become concerned about the security of keyless fobs in the wake of the theft. Consequently, experts at Thatcham Research have suggested that concerned drivers should contact their dealer for information about how to prevent such crimes.

West Midlands Police officer Mark Silverster said there are ways for owners to protect against such thefts.

“To protect against this type of theft, owners can use an additional tested and Thatcham-approved steering lock to cover the entire steering wheel. We also recommend Thatcham-approved tracking solutions fitted to the vehicle,” he said.

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Armytrix Turns Volume Up On 4-Cylinder W205 C-Class 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Armytrix, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017


If you own a Mercedes-Benz C200 or a C250 and always thought they could use a more ferocious soundtrack, Armytrix has just the thing.

Neither of the previously-mentioned C-Class models is particularly loud on its own merit. Naturally, that’s because their four-cylinder engines weren’t exactly designed to leave you in awe when you’re flooring the throttle.

The C200, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot has just 184 PS at its disposal, whereas the C250, using the same engine, sends 211 PS to its rear wheels. To be fair, the latter isn’t necessarily slow, being able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.6 seconds.

Yet, a proper after-market exhaust system should do wonders for either of these cars, as shown here in this video. After fitting this C-Class with an Armytrix exhaust system, the car went from being relatively muted to crackling like a mad hot hatch as soon as those valves opened.

We still wouldn’t call it loud, but it should definitely draw more attention to itself on the road, even at low revs.

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Mercedes Recalls Half A Million Vehicles For Unexpected Airbag Deployment 22
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLK, NHTSA, Recalls on 10 22nd, 2017


Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of nearly half a million vehicles across the United States due to a problem with their airbags.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG Is An Affordable Blast 12
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 10 12th, 2017


If you're in the market for a 90's piece of AMG engineering, the C 36 AMG is about as good as they get.
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Inden Design Creates Its Own Mercedes-Benz C63 Black 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, Galleries, Inden-Design, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes C63 AMG, tuning on 09 15th, 2017


While many are waiting for a new C63 Black Series or the long-rumored C63 R, Inden Design has managed to create a Black Series of its own using the previous-generation C63.
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Mercedes Product Roadmap Confirms Long Wheelbase Versions Of The GLC- And A-Class Sedan 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes Sprinter on 09 14th, 2017


Mercedes has revealed its latest product roadmap at the company's second quarter financial presentation.
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2018 C-Class To Lose Mercedes Hood Ornament 30
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Reports on 08 30th, 2017


For the 2018 model year, Mercedes-Benz C-Class buyers in the U.S. won’t be able to option the brand’s famed standing hood ornament.
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