Production of long-wheelbase version of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class kicked off in China, after almost six month since the start of production of the new C-Class in Bremen, Germany. According to Mercedes-Benz, this is the first time when it will produce the long-wheelbase version of the C-Class, which will be launched in China starting this September.
For those who don’t know, the long-wheelbase C-Class is 8 cm longer than the standard model and comes with plenty of advanced technologies such as a full range of assistant systems including a semi-autonomous driving pilot but also an innovative touchpad that allows operations of the head unit functions through Chinese handwriting.
The new vehicle will be powered by engines that are locally produced at BBAC in Beijing.
“The C-Class is at the core of our development in China. With more than 150,000 vehicles of the predecessor model delivered to customers, China has already become the second-largest market for the C-Class,” says Hubertus Troska, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for China. “Now we are taking the next step: designed and developed for China, produced exclusively in China, our all-new long-wheelbase C-Class is destined to become one of our top growth drivers here.” [source: Mercedes-Benz]