Mercedes‑Benz presents the C-Class Edition C lineup

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 10, 2013

Mercedes‑Benz has unveiled the Edition C lineup – the sporty and stylish versions of its C‑Class Saloon, Estate and Coupé models. The limited edition models stick out due to its broad line of equipment and an interior with incredible attention to detail with the use of top-quality materials and a vibrant look. Mercedes-Benz is simultaneously boosting the C-Class range by presenting a new model and a chain of revisions, specifically in the areas of multimedia and telematics.

The Edition C models are equipped with an exclusive radiator grille with high-gloss black louvres and chrome trim lined by darkened headlamps that emphasize its special status and individual character. Furthermore, the Edition C Coupé gets AMG bodystyling for the front apron, side sill panels and rear apron.

If the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line is chosen, the Saloon and Estate models also get the same. Other highlights of the Edition C include chromed tailpipe trims and an "Edition C" badge on the wing.

The Saloon and Estate are covered with a set of 43.2 cm (17-inch) five-spoke light-alloy wheels in black paint with a high-sheen finish, coupled with 225/45 R 17 front and rear tyres. When ordered with the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line, the Coupé model as well as Saloon and Estate models features wider 245/40 R 17 tyres on the rear wheels.

The interior’s individuality and sporty character are enhanced with its appealing materials, stylish features and numerous high-quality equipment. Several of its stunning features include the sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/ DINAMICA microfibre in black.

Meanwhile, AMG sports seats are used in the Coupé. It also gets two-tone contrasting topstitching in blue/alpaca grey and a dark aluminium trim with longitudinal grain. The latest model to be added to the C-Class range is the C 220 CDI 4MATIC entry-level all-wheel-drive model, which delivers 125 kW (170 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. It is offered in either the Saloon or the Estate version.

The C-Class Edition C equipment and appointments add €1785 (including VAT) to the price of the Coupé, Saloon and Estate models, while Saloon and Estate models already featuring the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line carry an additional charge of €1011.50 (incl. VAT) for the Edition C package.

When the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class was released in spring 2011, customers could expect a whole new look. Both its front and rear ends have been comprehensively restyled. For instance, the radiator grille’s status as the central element of the front end has been further boosted by the more aggressive and contoured front bumper. Now, the car’s central air intake opens out upwards in a V-shape, serving as a visual base unit for the grille.

From this V-shape extends the car’s pronounced side sections that continue below the headlamps and blend into the feature lines along the flanks of the C-Class. Since the side air inlets in the bumper are now positioned down low, the car boasts of a more road-hugging stance. Both the saloon and estate versions of the C-Class are fitted with a new aluminum bonnet that features a contour around the headlamps and the radiator grille, helping highlight the V-shape of the front end. Mercedes revised the shape of the headlamps for a more dynamic and aggressive look, thereby – along with the radiator grille, bonnet and bumper – lending the new C-Class a fresh fascia.

This dynamic impression is further augmented by the highly precise headlamp exterior and the housing interior. Featuring a harmonious interplay between matt and high-gloss areas, the halogen headlamps have been arranged in a way that the main beam is inside and the low beam is on the outside. The indicators, meanwhile, are laid out neatly in the outer corner along with the front wing. When the C-Class is fitted with the optional bi-xenon headlamps with the Intelligent Light System (ILS), a row of lighting modules is specified, thereby further boosting this impression of depth.

The night design of the front is augmented by a C-shaped position light, behind of which lies a cornering light that extends to the main headlamp module. Meanwhile, a horizontal broadband LED indicator unit serves as a visual base in the headlamp’s lower section. The car’s rear end, meanwhile, is elegantly marked by horizontal LED daytime running lamps as well as a rear bumper with light-catching contours and dividing lines that have been revised to highlight the width of the C-Class.

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