(Wikipedia) - Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205)
|Daimler AG |
|Mercedes-Benz C-Class |
|February 4, 2014-present |
|Bremen, Germany East London, South Africa Beijing, China (Beijing Benz) Tuscaloosa Alabama USA (MBUSI) Pekan, Malaysia (DRB-HICOM)(Malaysia start in January 2015),Thailand (Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant co. ltd)(Thailand start in March 2015) |
|Robert Lesnik (2010) Michele Jauch-Paganetti (interior) |
Body and chassis
|Compact executive car |
|4-door saloon 5-door estate |
|Front engine, rear-wheel drive |
|2,840 mm (111.8 in) |
|4,686 mm (184.5 in) |
|1,810 mm (71.3 in) |
|1,442 mm (56.8 in) |
|Mercedes-Benz W204 |
The Mercedes-Benz W205 is a compact executive car which is being produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz from 2014, under the C-Class model names. The W205 was preceded by the W204. The W205 is available in sedan and station wagon configurations.
The W205 is the first car to use the all-new Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA) platform. The new structure is significantly lighter using aluminum extensively throughout the body, resulting in a 220-pound weight decrease. According to Mercedes-Benz, the structure will be much more rigid than other vehicles in its class. Contents
OverviewMercedes-Benz C220 Rear (W205)
- 1 Overview
- 2 Initial release
- 2.1 C350 e Plug-in Hybrid
- 2.2 C63/C63 S AMG
- 3 References
- 4 External links
The car was officially unveiled on 16 December 2013 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. W205 production commenced on 4 February 2014 at the Bremen plant. European sales began in March 2014, while the vehicle went on sale in North America in September 2014, and in South Africa in March 2015.
As the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (released in April 2013) took the mantle of being the new entry-level sedan in Mercedes'' line up of cars, Mercedes decided to make the W205 C-Class larger than its predecessor and more like the W222 S-Class, thus making it a "mini-S-Class".
It includes Sport and Luxury trims with 241-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine and 329-hp 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 engine options. Mercedes all-wheel drive 4MATIC is standard across the initial offering. The car is about 3.7 inches (94 mm) longer and 1.7 inches (43 mm) wider than the W204.
Based on the new modular MRA rear-wheel drive platform, it features front axle four-link and rear axle five-link suspension. EquipmentW205 Interior
Initial release C350 e Plug-in HybridC350 e Plug-in Hybrid
- Optional AIRMAcontinuously Adaptive Damping System Plus
- Nine airbags as standard
- ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist
- Traffic Sign Assist with Speed Limit Assist
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (as standard)
- ATTENTION ASSIST (as standard), ADAPTIVE BRAKE (as standard)
- DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
- Brake Assist system BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
- NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints
- PRE-SAFE, PRE-SAFE Brake, Pre-Safe with pedestrian detection and City Brake function
- Active bonnet, Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Full-LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS
- Head-up display, COMAND Online with Touchpad
- Active Parking Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Parking Assist, Backup camera
- Electric parking brake with emergency braking function
A plug-in hybrid version was introduced at the January 2015 North American International Auto Show, and it will be available in both Saloon and Estate variants. The C350 e plug-in hybrid is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine, in conjunction with a 60 kW electric motor, delivering a total system output of 205 kW (279 hp) and torque of 600 N·m (443 lb-ft). The motor is powered by 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery expected to deliver an all-electric range of 31 km (19 mi), CO2 emissions of 48g/km and a fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km (130 mpg-imp; 110 mpg-US) under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in March 2015. C63/C63 S AMGThe Mercedes-AMG C63 S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The C63 AMG uses a similar 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 to the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. Mercedes offers it with two outputs: 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque for the C63 and 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque for the more potent C63 S. By moving to the downsized and turbocharged engine, Mercedes claims the W205 version consumes 32 percent less fuel than the model it replaced.
The C63 should also be able to complete the 0-62 MPH sprint (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds with a top speed limited to 155 MPH, and 4.0 seconds in the S. The car still uses a seven-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels and gets three-stage adaptive dampers specific to AMG models along with speed-sensitive variable steering. High-performance brakes are also a part of the package with 390-mm discs in front and 360-mm discs in the rear. On both ends of the car there are red AMG-branded calipers to squeeze those discs. Its first deliveries took place in early 2015 for the European market with a U.S. debut later in the year.
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