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15th July, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has announced pricing* and specification for the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class (model designation W 205) which will be available from dealerships on 23rd August. A clear design, a sporty interior with high-class appeal and a generous sense of space, the lightest body shell in the segment, economical and lively engines, efficiency benchmarks, extensive safety features, a new agile and comfortable suspension as well as a host of other innovations provide the impression of an upgrade to a higher class of vehicle.

Horst von Sanden, CEO Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific and Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars said: "The outgoing C-Class was and is the number one selling luxury car in Australia and we’re confident the all-new C-Class will continue on the same path when it launches in August.”

The sedan will initially be launched with five variants into the Australian market boasting a significant equipment enhancement tailored directly to 'core' customer’s desire.

The C 200 (petrol) is not only the most popular C-Class model, but the most popular model of the entire Mercedes-Benz range. The new model in Australia receives enhancements of not only equipment, but performance. LED headlamps, 18” alloy wheels, Collision Prevention Assist PLUS, electric seats and blind spot assist are matched to a 0-100km/h time that rivals the outgoing C 250. Its diesel sibling, the C 200 BlueTEC (diesel), is set to become one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio.

Other standard features for both the C 200 and C 200 BlueTEC include, Garmin MAP PILOT Satellite Navigation, ambient interior lighting throughout the cabin (3 different colour modes), DAB+ digital radio,  power operated park brake, keyless start function, Active Parking Assist and Agility Select with five driving modes just to name a few.

Not to be outdone, both the C 250 (petrol) and C 250 BlueTEC (diesel) not only increase standard equipment levels over the outgoing C-Class, but introduce technology yet to be seen in this segment of the market. The new C 250 variants will arrive with the full Driver Assistance Package PLUS package most recently seen in the latest S-Class, including Steer Assist. Other standard features include KEYLESS-GO with hands-free access, leather upholstery and 19” alloy wheels are all part of the outstanding value equation.

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The fuel economy leader of the range will no doubt be the C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, combined fuel efficiency rating estimated to be as low as 3.6L/100kms and with equipment equal to the C 250 models. The C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID will be priced at $74,900*.

New dimensions

The new C-Class offers new dimensions with regard to technology, ecology, comfort, appeal and fun at the wheel – and equally regarding the sense of space. The C-Class has grown to take account of people's increasing average height. With an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2,840 milli­metres) compared with the previous model, the vehicle is 95 millimetres longer (4,686 millimetres) and 40 millimetres wider (1,810 millimetres). The resulting increase in space benefits the rear-seat passengers, who now travel in even more comfort, and provides room for the new front axle and future hybrid components. At 480 litres the new C-Class also surpasses its predecessor in terms of boot capacity (in accordance with ISO 3832).

Ola Källenius, Member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Divisional Board, responsible for Sales: "The new C-Class embodies Mercedes-Benz's claim 'The best or nothing' in uncompromising style. This is immediately apparent when you encounter our new Sedan for the first time, as it creates the impression that you are sitting in a higher class of automobile.”

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Wheelbase, track and width are actually larger while many interior dimensions are on about the same level. This growth spurt benefits first and foremost comfort. What is more, the bare figures substantiate that the new C-Class Saloon also provides the measurable and not purely subjective benefits of an "upgrade to a higher class of vehicle" thanks to high-quality appointments and innovative technology."

Comparison of measurements


C-Class predecessor
(W 204)

The new
(W 205)

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Elbow room front mm



Elbow room rear mm



The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sets visual highlights with a striking, vibrant design that exudes sensuous clarity while arousing emotions at the same time. The interior spaciously and stylishly showcases straightforward sportiness and aesthetic elegance with high-quality materials and finely crafted details worthy of the luxury class with surprising new design ideas.

With regard to technical features the new C-Class surpasses its successful predecessor in many areas and sets a multitude of new benchmarks in its segment. With aluminium content of 48 per cent and up to 40 kilogrammes lighter the Sedan is the lightweight-design leader in its segment.

Efficient and lively engines

Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines, all equipped with the ECO start/stop function and complying with Euro 6 emissions standards, provide for lively performance and great fun at the wheel. They are also a factor in cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent compared with the preceding model.

In addition, Mercedes-Benz offers a diesel engine combined with a hybrid module. The C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with four-cylinder diesel engine and compact electric motor generates an output of 150 + 20 kW and despite its high power output, has a fuel consumption rating under 4.0 litres of diesel per 100 km/h (combined driving).

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range is now available to order. The manufacturer’s recommended list price* is as follows:

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Sedan (available from August 2014):
C 200: $60,900*
C 200 BlueTEC: $62,400*
C 250: $68,900*
C 250 BlueTEC: $70,400*
C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID: $74,900*

Estate (available from November 2014):
C 200: $63,400*
C 200 BlueTEC: $64,900*
C 250: $71,400*
C 250 BlueTEC: $72,900*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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