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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203) 2001

The 2nd technology C-Class changed into delivered in 2000, with a fair sportier appearance than the preceding generations, with a steeper frontend and shorter rearend. The sedan debuted with quite a number straight-4 and V6 petrol engines and straight-4 and straight-5 Diesels.The V6s have been variations of the preceding version with multiplied displacement, to 2.6 L and 3.2 L, this one with 218 PS (one hundred sixty kW/215 hp). The Diesels now featured not unusualplace rail direct injection and variable geometry turbochargers. Six-pace guide gearboxes have been now trendy for almost the whole range (besides the C 320 and C 270 CDI). For the primary time, the quantity designations have been not equal to the engine displacement, extra specially withinside the C 180 ( L), C 240 (2.6 L) and C 2 hundred CDI (2.2 L).

In 2001, Mercedes multiplied the range, with the advent of the brand new T-Modell (station wagon) and Sportcoupé bodyworks. The Sportcoupé changed into sincerely a 3-door hatchback made to counter the BMW Compact, however like its competitor, it proved unpopular with the more youthful shoppers it changed into centered towards, because of excessive charges in comparison to the decrease entry-degree fashions it changed into competing against, a cramped cabin, and dealing with issues whilst in comparison to the sedan.
It changed into eliminated from the United States lineup in 2005 and is not likely to get replaced for the 0.33 technology C-Class. A new own circle of relatives of supercharged 4 cylinder engines, dubbed M271, additionally debuted. All of them used the equal 1.eight L engine, with unique designations in step with horsepower levels, such as a model powered through herbal gas. The 193 PS (142 kW/a hundred ninety hp) C 230K changed into to begin with to be had handiest withinside the Sportcoupé. 4MATIC 4 wheel force variations have been additionally supplied for the C 240 and C 320.

After the fulfillment of the AMG fashions withinside the preceding technology, Mercedes-Benz tried to boom income through introducing unique AMG variations withinside the new version, additionally in 2001. The C 32 AMG scaled backtrack to a 3.2 L engine, to suit the E46 M3 displacement, however it required a Roots supercharger to attain 354 PS (260 kW/349 hp) at 6100 rpm and 450 Nm (332&ft.lbf) at 4400 rpm. Like its predecessors, it used a 5-pace computerized. The 2nd model changed into C 30 CDI AMG, the usage of a L 5-cylinder engine, able to 231 PS (one hundred seventy kW/228 hp) at 3800 rpm and 540 Nm (398 ft.lbf) at 2000 rpm. Both have been to be had in all 3 frame styles, however the Diesel version did now no longer attain income expectancies and changed into retired in 2004, in addition to the C 32 AMG Sportcoupé.

The C-Class changed into refreshed in early 2004. In this year, the indoors styling changed into modified in all 3 frame styles. Different rear lights have been introduced to the Sportcoupé and numerous all-new M272 and OM642 V6 engines have been delivered later withinside the year. These have been to be had in each petrol and Diesel configuration, ranging among 2.five L and 3.five L, and the 3-valve dual spark layout changed into changed through the extra trendy 4-valve layout, now with variable valve timing.

The C 350 should now attain 272 PS (2 hundred kW/268 hp), whilst the C 320 CDI changed into suitable for 224 PS (a hundred sixty five kW/221 hp). In addition, those engines additionally obtained the brand new seven-pace 7G-TRONIC semi-computerized gearbox as optional, the Diesel 4 cylinder's electricity changed into barely multiplied, and a extra monetary naturally-aspirated 1.eight L (C one hundred sixty) changed into introduced to the Sportcoupé lineup.

The C 32 AMG changed into additionally changed, giving manner to a brand new five.five L naturally-aspirated V8-powered C fifty five AMG. This changed into an evolution of the V8 engine determined withinside the preceding E-Class, with electricity raised to 367 PS (270 kW/362 hp) at 5750 rpm and torque mountain climbing to 510 Nm (376 ft.lbf) at 4000 rpm. Unlike the less-effective V6s and V8s withinside the relaxation of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it maintains to apply Speedshift 5-pace computerized. Maximum pace continues to be restricted to 250 km/h (a hundred and fifty five mph), however the automobile can now attain one hundred km/h (sixty two mph) in a claimed five.2 seconds.

The C-Class is arguably one of the maximum famous vehicles in its magnificence in most of the European markets. The 2nd technology changed into for a long term after its launch the second one maximum famous new automobile withinside the German market, proper after the Volkswagen Golf, and in 2002 it carried out fulfillment withinside the area of protection through scoring the most 5 stars in a EuroNCAP crash test. In the United States, the C-Class vehicles are the least high-priced of the Mercedes-Benz lineup.