Steane Klose | Feb 6, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced the inclusion of Start/Stop technology to its C-Class four-cylinder petrol range.

Already a feature of the diesel engined C-Class range, Start/Stop promises improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Fuel Consumption (combined)

2012 C-Class Sedan
C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY 7.2L/100km (2011) 6.8L/100km (Start/Stop)
C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY 7.2L/100km (2011) 6.8L/100km (Start/Stop)

2012 C-Class Estate
C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY 7.3L/100km (2011) 6.9L/100km (Start/Stop)
C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY 7.4L/100km (2011) 6.9L/100km (Start/Stop

A side benefit is that the C-Class petrol four-cylinder cars (Sedan and Estate) now qualify under the “Fuel Efficient” LCT threshold of $75,375.

“With the introduction of Start/Stop engine technology to our four-cylinder petrol C-Class Sedan and Estate we are delivering an efficiency dividend to our customers as these models now qualify under the 'Fuel Efficient' LCT threshold of $75,375," Mr Horst von Sanden, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz cars said.

Mercedes-Benz will be passing on the benefits of the reduced LCT (Luxury Car Tax) to its customers.

In the case of the C200 BlueEFFICIENCY Sedan and Estate this is a reduction of $300 in the MRLP and a $2300 reduction for the C250 BlueEFFICIENCY Sedan and Estate.

W 204 C-Class Sedan (MRLP*)
C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY $58,900 (-$300 LCT) $58,600
C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY $67,900 (-$2,300 LCT) $65,600

S 204 C-Class Estate (MRLP*)
C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY $60,900 (-$300 LCT) $60,600
C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY $69,900 (-$2,300 LCT) $67,600

The above models are now available to order.

Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.

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