The present C-Class was facelifted final yrGovt mannequin comes down in worth; rear-wheel-drive CLS and top-spec E-Class fashions additionally launched
Mercedes-Benz has revised its UK saloon line-up to include new entry-level variations of the C-Class and CLS, plus a brand new range-topping E-Class.
The brand new C180 S arrives in the marketplace at £29,040, almost £2000 lower than the C200 SE that beforehand served as the bottom mannequin. It retains that variant’s 154bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Each the S and SE are outfitted with a six-speed guide gearbox.
Customary gear on the backside of the C-Class vary consists of electrically folding mirrors, 17in alloy wheels, parking help, automated wipers and a rear-view digital camera.
Additional up the vary, new Sport Version trim is accessible from £31,575, including such extras as 18in alloy wheels, Consolation suspension and multibeam LED headlights, whereas a reconfigured line-up of AMG Line fashions is priced from £35,730.
The revisions come a yr after Mercedes revealed the refreshed W205 C-Class. The mid-life replace included delicate styling tweaks and the introduction of the agency’s EQ Increase delicate hybrid system. It was later bolstered by the addition of the C300e and C300de plug-in hybrids.
Prototypes of the next-generation C-Class had been lately noticed lapping the Nürburgring, as Mercedes gears as much as tackle the brand new G20 BMW three Collection subsequent yr. Styling adjustments are prone to be minimal, however the mid-sized mannequin will sit atop a model new platform and have superior driver help programmes.
Alongside the revisions to the C-Class vary, a brand new mannequin has additionally been added to the underside of the CLS four-door coupé line-up. The CLS 300d AMG Line comes with out the 4Matic four-wheel drive system fitted to all different CLS variants and represents an £8205 saving over the mannequin’s earlier beginning worth, at £48,890.
Elsewhere, the E-Class is now out there in AMG Line Evening Version trim, priced from £43,180, in saloon and property bodystyles. Taking heavy styling cues from AMG efficiency fashions, the brand new trims heads up the E-Class vary with sports-style wheels, bumpers and steering wheel, privateness glass, efficiency brake discs and a 360deg parking digital camera.
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