The update sees the previous C 250 petrol and C 200d diesel engines removed from the range, replaced instead by the more powerful C 300 and C 220d variants.
The new C 300 sedan and wagon models adopt the more powerful 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as used in the C 300 coupe and convertible models, bringing a lift of 25kW and 20Nm compared to the previous C 250.
The C 220d steps in for the C 200, replacing the previous model’s 1.6-litre engine with a new 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel that produces 125kW and 400Nm resulting in a 25kW and 80Nm step up over the previous model. The new engine also comes with Mercedes-Benz nine-speed automatic in place of the previous seven-speed auto.
Either side of the new engines the C 200 petrol entry model and C 250d diesel, C 350e hybrid and and AMG-enhanced C 43 and C63 models continue on with no powertrain changes.
Mercedes-Benz will also offer a new Exclusive Line trim as a no-cost option, bringing 18-inch, twin-spoke five-arm alloy wheels, faux leather Artico upholstery in C220 and C220d models or leather upholstery in C300 and C250d variants, selective damper control, wood and silver chrome interior trim, dash and upper door trims in stitched Artico and the return of the upright Mercedes-Benz star on the bonnet.
Prices have been tweaked across the range, up by between $500 to $600 on the regular range, with bigger price increases for AMG models. The new C 300 and C 220d variants are also $500 more expensive than the C 250 and C 200d variants they replace.
The revised range is now on sale locally.
C200 sedan - $61,900 (+$500)
C200 wagon - $64,400 (+$500)
C220d sedan - $63,400
C220d wagon - $65,900
C300 sedan - $69,900
C300 wagon - $72,400
C250d sedan - $71,400 (+$500)
C250d wagon - $73,900 (+$500)
C350e sedan - $75,900 (+$600)
C350e wagon - $78,400 (+$600)
C43 AMG sedan - $102,611 (+$711)
C43 AMG wagon - $105,112 (+$712)
C63 AMG sedan - $157,211 (+$1596)
C63 AMG wagon - $159,711 (+$1596)
Manufacturer’s list price excluding on-road costs.
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