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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 gets soft updates on power and styling

When Mercedes-Benz gave the regular C-Class models a soft update for the 2019 model year, it was already expected that it would do the same to the high-performance C-Class units. Now, the Mercedes-AMG C43 is getting a soft update – both in terms of looks and power – when it arrives as a 2019 model year.

Offered in Saloon and Estate variants, the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC is considered as the entry-level high-performance C-Class model. Thus, it is only logical that it receives certain updates. For starters, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate are provided with new distinguishing visual elements like the AMG radiator grille with twin louver in matt iridium silver, as well as the dynamically sculpted front apron with extra flics. The front apron features side air curtains that help channels front airstream. The trim details on the front splitter as well as the cross fin attachment now don a silver chrome finish.

On the rear end, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate now feature a pair of round (instead of angular) twin tailpipe trim elements as finished high-gloss chrome. The rear end is also defined by a rear apron with side air curtain appearance, a more expressive diffuser as well as body-colored spoiler lip on the boot lid.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift gets more power and tech upgrades

The outgoing Mercedes-Benz C Class began production in the year 2015. And even though it may not be that old, the automaker decided to already give it a mid-cycle refresh and finally, it has arrived with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. The automaker recently just took the camouflage off the vehicle, before setting out to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

When looking at the new C-Class sedan from the outside, changes seem to be very subtle but noticeable. For instance, the single bar diamond grille from the AMG Line now comes standard, surrounded by new LED headlights that are now standard as well.

The front fascia looks tweaked with horizontal fins in the side air intakes. The rear fascia has also been redesigned, now with an additional diffuser. The headlights and the taillights also got a minor design change and an LED upgrade, and the sedan now sits on a set of 17 inch twin five spoke wheels that are standard. Customers will now have more paint options like Mojave Silver Metallic and Emerald Green Metallic.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet officially debuts at New York Auto Show

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet made its official worldwide debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Sales will begin at dealerships across the U.S. during the fall of 2016. The 2017 AMG C63 Cabriolet manages to combine the AMG V8 engine with an open-air atmosphere to give an exciting performance experience.

Developed by AMG at its Affalterbach facility, the Biturbo engine offers two possible output ratings which are 469 hp or 503 hp. While the exterior already has a powerful appearance, this is highlighted further with the wide track and large wheels and the flared wheel arches on both the front and the rear.

It is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension, which shares similarities with the AMG C63 S, as it also comes with dynamic engine mounts, a rear-axle limited slip differential, and adaptive damping adjustments. For AMG lovers who also want performance, they will be able to choose from the many variants of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet becomes official

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first of its convertible (cabriolet) models based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which according to Mercedes offers a modern luxurious but youthful ambiance. Optional to this cabriolet is the AIRCAP automatic draught stop system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating, which should afford its driver comfortable driving all-year round.

In addition, powering the new convertible is a variety of engine options between 115 and 270 kW (156 to 367 hp) with a suspension system tuned for a dynamic, sporty and agile handling with and optional AIRMATIC air suspension.

Standard to all engine variants will be the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission while a proven assistance system and hi-tech infotainment system make driving the cabriolet very convenient.

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The C 43 4MATIC Coupé, which offers an intensely fresh dynamic driving experience, is the latest addition to the C-Class lineup of Mercedes-AMG.

Affalterbach-based production teams, known for their top-of-the-line product vehicles, developed a powerful C-Class car with 270 kW or 367 hp 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which offers agile gearshifts.

The core comes with the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive technology and a model-specific chassis system, living up to the brand's promise of "Driving Performance" in all areas.

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People who have been waiting to buy the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe can now pre-order their units. The car carries a price tag that starts at £30,955 OTR. The first units will be delivered to buyers in the UK in December.

The new C-Class Coupe continues the innovations introduced in the C-Class Saloon and Estate. There will be two models. Buyers can also choose between four engines. The first is the C 200 petrol engine, which has a horsepower rating of 184 hp.

It comes in two variants: a six-speed manual (123 g/km of CO2) version or the 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic gearbox (125 g/km). There’s also the C 300 engine, which has a horsepower rating of 245 hp. It has no manual option, however.

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Mercedes-AMG played up the technical advancements made on the new C 63 Coupé, a move that is considered to be another landmark in its amazing brand history. The changes are apparent right away. It comes with prominently flared front and rear wheel arches and a wider track and bigger wheels that lend a muscular appearance to the Coupé.

It also serves as a foundation for the very agile dynamics, both lateral and longitudinal. The “Driving Performance” that’s expected from the brand is also taken to higher level. The C 63 Coupé is powered by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine that boasts of delivering 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp).

This makes it comparable to a completely in-house development from Affalterbach. It features the stylish AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and has the set-up of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, as well as the rear-axle limited-slip differential or the dynamic engine mounts.

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The new C-Class Coupé from Mercedes-Benz is scheduled to arrive in December 2015. It is the sportiest variant of the C-Class and is the embodiment of modern luxury. The new Coupé, which will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, has a vibrant and sensual design. It has an elegant interior and elevates style to something sportier. Because of its dynamically configured chassis and optional air suspension, it boasts of superior suspension comfort, low road roar and tire vibration, responsive handling, and driving enjoyment.

Enhancing the experience even further are its lightweight construction, amazing aerodynamics, and top performance in combination with efficient engines. Safety is at the highest level because of its new assistance systems.

The Coupé comes with a ton of equipment as standard. The AMG Line is offered as an alternative to bring out its dynamism. It has several exterior elements that make it different. These include special bumpers and sills that feature AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and a set of 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.

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Besides the GLE 450 AMG, Mercedes-Benz also introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show the all-new 2016 C450 AMG Sport Sedan and Estate models. Both are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine that generates 367 hp (270 kW) and 520 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,200 rpm. The engine is able to push the sedan version from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while the estate version needs 5.0 seconds.

Top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph in both cases. Despite these impressive performances, fuel consumption remains low at 7.6 l/100 km for the sedan and 7.7 l/100 km for the estate version, with CO2 emissions of 178 g/km for the sedan and 180 g/km for the estate.

Power is delivered through to the all-wheel-drive system (33% front and 67% rear) through the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission with short response times.

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The C450 AMG Sport wasn’t the only model unveiled by Mercedes-Benz at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as the German brand also brought the 2016 C350 Plug-In Hybrid. This new model uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 211 hp (155 kW) and 350 Nm of torque. In addition, there is an electric motor with an output of 60 kW and 340 Nm of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 279 hp (205 kW) and 600 Nm of torque. Bolted to a 7-speed automatic transmission (7G Tronic Plus), the hybrid module pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds (estate model in 6.2 seconds), while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph (246 km/h or 152 mph for the estate model).

Using just the electric motor, top speed is 130 km/h or 80 mph. What’s real impressive is the fuel consumption, which is just 2.1 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 48 g/km for the sedan and 49 g/km for the estate.

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Mercedes-Benz is currently working hard on the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet as the vehicle was spotted testing. According to inside sources, the new C-Class Cabriolet will make its debut next year and the car is expected to arrive just in time for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Set to take on other German vehicles such as the BMW 4-Series Convertible and the Audi A5 Cabriolet, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will receive a soft-top and almost the same engines found on the sedan version. This means that we will find the 2.0-liter petrol engine with 184 hp, but also the bigger 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine that generates 333 hp (245 kW).

A hybrid version of the C-Class Cabriolet is also rumored this model is expected to receive a four-cylinder diesel engine as well as an electric motor and a total output of 231 hp. We could also see the popular 2.2-liter diesel engine that produces 170 hp as well as the smaller 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 156 hp.

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Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of over 10,500 MY2015 C-class sedans in the United States due to a production error that could cause steering wheels to squeak and fail to turn. Mercedes spokeswoman Donna Boland remarked that the issue was first noticed in September in two vehicles in Europe.

The vehicles had their “steering coupling interlock” in an open position, when they should have been released locked from the factory in Europe. The 2015 C-class model – built in Europe -- was launched in the US at the end of August, Boland said.

The spokeswoman noted models in the US are built at the carmaker’s Vance plant in Alabama, which means there is no reason to say that they also carry the same issue.

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Mercedes-Benz will reduce the fuel economy ratings of some Mercedes C-class sedans for the 2013 and 2014 model years after the United States Environmental Protection Agency found errors in mpg (miles per gallon) test procedures.

For instance, the Mercedes C300 4Matic for the 2013 and 2014 model years with “partial zero emission vehicle” certification will have their city, highway and combined driving mpg ratings will each drop by 1 mpg to 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

On the other hand, a Mercedes C300 4Matic version fueled by ethanol or gasoline will also have its city rating reduced by 1 mpg to 19 mpg, although its 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined ratings will stay as they are. The changes were confirmed by a Mercedes spokeswoman.

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Brabus introduced its all-new tuning programme for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205). As expected, the German sedan received new aerodynamic featured that were developed in the wind tunnel. Available for the standard-spec or Avantgarde models, the new air intakes add emphasis to the design of those fitted as standard, while the new front spoiler adds a more striking face.

In addition, the new rocker panels create the perfect transition between the wheel arches. Brabus also offers the rocker panels with optional LED entry lights. The rear end shows a new spoiler lip for the trunk lid, a new air diffuser as well as the well-known Brabus logo.

Brabus offers different wheel combinations with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest wheels are the Brabus Monoblock F and R wheels, which are offerd with a diameter of 20-inch. Thanks to the new lowering kits and sports suspensions developed in cooperation with Bilstein, the C-Class is now closer to the ground.

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We reported about the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport back in April but today we found out that company’s new model will be introduced in January at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The new model will be the missing link between the standard Mercedes-Benz C400 and the more potent C63 AMG.

Under the hood it will carry a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine bolted to a seven-speed automatic transmission that is found on the C400, but boosted from 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque to around 367 hp.

In addition, the C450 AMG will also arrive with some visual upgrades such as wider fenders and bigger wheels. We also expect the new vehicle to feature an improved braking system as well a stiffer suspension.

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Mercedes-Benz has finally commenced the production of a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class, less than half a year since it started assembly of the standard model. It didn’t even take six months since Mercedes began the assembly of the new C-Class in Bremen, Germany for the first long-wheelbase C-Class model to roll off the production line at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in China.

To be introduced in China in September, the long-wheelbase C-Class marks a new strategic milestone for Daimler in a market considered as the largest in world.

Hubertus Troska, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for China, remarked that the C-Class is at the core of the company’s development in China. He noted that China is the second largest market for the C-Class, after delivering over 150,000 units of the previous model in the country. He quipped that the all-new long-wheelbase C-Class represents the next massive step for Daimler in China. Troska said that they expect the long-wheelbase C-Class to be one of their top growth drivers in China, as the vehicle was designed and developed for this market as well as produced exclusively in the country.

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Mercedes-Benz announced that the all-new 2015 C-Class will start at $39,325, including shipping. For this amount of money you will get the rear-wheel-drive C300, so if you want the all-wheel-drive C300 4Matic you have to pay $41,325, including shipping. Still, if you want this model you will have to wait until early next year to get it.

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic will start at $49,515, including shipping. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic will go on sale on August 25, 2014 so you have to choices if you want this car.

For those who don’t know, the C300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 241 hp and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 uses a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 329 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.

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Carlsson decided that the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (W205) needs some styling upgrades. As a result, the well-known tuning company specialized in Mercedes-Benz vehicles unveiled its first styling programme for the 2015 C-Class.

The new tuning programme includes a new front bumper with large, stylish air intakes, a redesigned front grille wearing the Carlsson logo, as well as an RS front spoiler lip which can also be available in carbon fiber. Moreover, Carlsson installed a new set of side sills.

At the rear end, we find a two-piece RS rear apron with diffuser insert that can be painted two-tone on request, revised chrome tailpipe surrounds integrated into the rear valance and a new bootlid spoiler. According to Carlsson, all components are manufactured from PU-RIM to OE standards of quality and fit.

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The al-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate arrived today showing an emotional-sporty design as well as an enlarged cargo volume. Set to go on sale in September 2014, the 2015 C-Class Estate offers an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2840 millimetres) compared with the outgoing model, which translates into more interior space.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2015 C-Class Estate offers a maximum load capacity of 1510 liters and of 490 liters behind the rear seats. In addition, the vehicle is 96 millimetres longer (4702 millimetres) than its predecessor and 50 mm wider (1810 millimetres).

Furthermore, the rear seats now have a 40 : 20 : 40 split instead of 60 : 40 split in the predecessor. Regarding the design, the 2015 C-Class Estate is available with the sports grille or a luxury grill with the Mercedes star on the bonnet found on the Exclusive Line.

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 284,000 C-class sedans in the United States and Canada due to faulty electrical connection that could make the taillights dim or fail. According to the carmaker and documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio, Mercedes is recalling certain C300, C350 and C63 sedans covering 2008-2011 model years as a poor electrical ground connection that might cause their taillights to dim or fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Around 252,867 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the US, according to the NHTSA documents. A spokesman for Daimler stated that the rest were sold in Canada, adding that the carmaker has no knowledge of any crashes or injuries related to the issue.

Mercedes received in 2009 five field reports wherein a loss of tail lamp was blamed to loss of electrical connection, although at the time the cause was unknown and was labeled for further study, according to the NHTSA documents. In 2013, the agency launched a probe into the issue, with Mercedes provided information in response in October.

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