After more than three decades since launching the C-Class to the market, Mercedes-Benz has delivered the 10-millionth unit of this popular model line. The carmaker has also delivered over 2.3 million sedans, estates and coupes of the current model series since it was launched in 2007.
The carmaker posted strong demand for C-Class sedan in the United States, South Africa and the BRIC countries, and for the estate version in Europe. Mercedes-Benz posted very high demand for the C-Class coupe in virtually all markets, including in the US, Germany and China.
The C-Class is also well loved by businesses, leading the estate version to be voted as 2011 company car of the year in Germany. Most preferred by business customers is Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI Estate, thanks to its outstanding fuel economy figures. This version is powered by the popular C 220 CDI engine, which BlueEFFICIENCY edition achieved high scores for being environmentally friendly.
Mercedes-Benz C 220 sedan and coupe version consume just 4.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, a figure carbon dioxide emissions of 109 grams per kilometer. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has also been considered as a pioneer in its segment in terms of its safety systems.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts of a number of driving assistance systems like the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection and DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control.
These innovative safety systems allow the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to provide a inclusive level of support and protection for driver and passengers.
Starting 2014, the C-Class model series will be the only Mercedes-Benz vehicles to be built on four continents, in Bremen (Germany), East London (South Africa), Beijing (China) and Tuscaloosa (United States). Mercedes-Benz's Bremen site controls the global ramp-up for the new C-Class generation.