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The History of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz has become one of the most valuable brands in the worlds thanks to its range of premium vehicles. The Stuttgart-based company's attention to detail when it comes to both design and performance hasn't gone unnoticed, and they regularly battle it out with fellow German manufacturers BMW and Audi to be named the leading luxury carmaker.

Early Beginnings

In many ways, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has its roots in the company's first compact executivecar, the W201, which was also occasionally sold under the 190 model name. The W201 was a huge success for the company in Europe, but after over 10 years on the market it was time for a change. In 1993, Mercedes-Benz launched the W202, also known as the C 200, which moved away from the angular, boxy stylings that had been so popular in the 1980s for something more modern. The W202 was another hit, selling more than 1.8 million units in just seven years. It's fair to say that the C-Class did have some problems early on, though; rust was very common, making them a much rarer sight on today's collectors market.

Establishing the Brand

When it came time to replace the ageing W202, the company knew that they would need to continue their strong record. The W203 launched in 2000 in an incredibly competitive marketplace, which had seen the release of the fourth-generation of the highly-regarded BMW 3-Series two years prior. Mercedes-Benz focused on improving its already critically acclaimed diesel engines, adding common rail direct fuel injection for the first time and making six-speed manual gearboxes a standard across the range. The 2007 update, the W2014, saw the company take cues from its flagship S-Class range, making the vehicle slightly larger than past models andcreating a more spacious interior.

Current Line-Up

Finally, the latest effort from the company, the W205, launched in 2014. Mercedes-Benz took great efforts to reduce the weight of the vehicle this time, switching to a new aluminum construction that caused the vehicle to shed around 100kg off the weight of the previous model. We’ve also seen the C-Class expand into other variants recently, thanks to the partnership with AMG, a high-performance division of the company. The AMG C63 is perhaps the best example of this, combining the elegance the company is known for with the sporting pedigree of AMG. With its discontinuation last year, good examples of this C-Class can be found on used outlets, whether you're looking for a saloon, estate, or coupe model.

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