31st May, 2012
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new entry into the market – the new C200 BlueEfficiency.
The front and rear sections of this bestselling model have a more striking design. Together with the optional, high-resolution colour display in the instrument cluster, the new dashboard with its elegant, grained surface and prominent decorative trim emphasises the premium character of the interior. Efficiency-enhancing measures include the new engines, the improved 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission and the ECO start/stop function.
The C200 comes with a 1.8 litre four-cylinder supercharged engine, new software for the engine management system and a modified piston profile. Output and torque are right on point as the Mercedes Benz C 200 kompressor engine produces a lean and strong 135 kW of power. The smooth application of power is complemented with a lusty torque figure of 250 Nm and acceleration is from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds while the electronically limited top speed is a swift 235 km/h. With strict environmental laws hitting European car manufacturers, the Mercedes Benz C 200 has class leading fuel consumption figures that boast a combined average of 8.1 L/100 km.
“The new C200 BlueEfficiency is excellent, youthful, stylish and dynamic, says Mr. Plath – Managing Director/CEO, Weststar Associates Limited, authorised distributor of Mercedes Benz products in Nigeria.
A total of more than 2000 new components distinguish the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz C200 BlueEfficiency from its predecessor. The comfort of the interior is outstanding, and provides the occupants with ample head and leg room. There is a multi-function steering wheel with a 4.5” display instrument cluster and leather gearshift lever that provides a multitude of controls, all within the driver’s thumb reach.
Safety is always important when it comes to Mercedes-Benz, so the new C200 BlueEfficiency has seven airbags and anti-lock brakes, tyre pressure loss warning system and underbody protection, all of which come as part of the standard equipment and is available in ELEGANCE line. The vehicle is available for immediate purchase at any of Weststar’s authorised Mercedes-Benz dealers in Nigeria at a special introductory offer.