Used Vehicle Review: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2001-2003 – Autos.ca

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Mercedes C 180

March 18, 2003

C-Class #8211; coupe, sedan and Click image to enlarge

By Cato

Mercedes-Benz, the luxury of DaimlerChrysler AG, invested nearly $2 to design, engineer and fully a completely new C-class for the 2001 year, and apparently the money was spent.

The truth is, this car report had a tough time confirmed, documented evidence of any ongoing and widespread quality with the C-class sedans 2001-2003. That is unusual to say the

Yes, the World Wide Web contain a number of Mercedes-Benz sites, but it is difficult to take of these too seriously because in a of law they would be nothing than hearsay without corroboration. What I can tell you is my thorough search turned up few technical service bulletins, recalls and official government investigations for the C-class (see Alerts).

What#8217;s more, in the latest Power and Associates Initial Study, the C-class ranked above average in all areas feature and accessory quality which was rated just above average.

So it#8217;s not a surprise to find that C-class cars are holding used car values quite By most accounts we#8217;re about a well-built, reliable sedan with good and handling characteristics and above reliability.

Now back in the fall of 2000, Mercedes was launching the redesigned there was plenty of nervousness this model. The C-class in the volume segment of the luxury the so-called entry part accounts for more than 70 per of all luxury cars sales in America. And we#8217;re talking a model which world accounts for more than a of all Mercedes#8217; passenger car sales.

may not like to hear this, but it was conceded back then the standard of this class was the BMW So Mercedes was bound and determined to its German rival with the C-class.

I, personally, prefer the road of a similarly priced Bimmer, but disagree and have voted for the with their wallets a true sign of commitment.

some key facts about the C-class. Mercedes-Benz Canada has a number of versions, including the C240 Classic, the C240 and Sport, the C320 and the excellent Sport.

Mercedes C 220

The two engine choices been V6s: the base has been and remains a 2.6-litre at 168 horsepower; the C320 has had a 3.2-litre V6 215 horsepower. At various times Canada has sold either mated to a six-speed manual or a automatic transmission.

Not only that, the C-class has as a station wagon and with drive, and a C-class coupe has on sale since the launch, Obviously the C-class lineup is and diverse.

In the case of the sedans, talking about a beautifully four-door with a front end by blended headlights similar to on the much bigger S-class of This design is as scientifically as it is aesthetically pleasing: the drag a measure of how cleanly the car knifes the air, is 0.27 #8211; a which translates into a 16 per improvement over 2000

Mercedes also made the cars bigger, though not by #8211; just 2 cm or 0.8 in. longer, a wheelbase increased by 2.54 cm or 1 in. the newer cars feel and more substantial than the they replaced.

Inside, the is handsome, although some controls take some used to for those unfamiliar how they work. On safety, no short of Volvo is as keen as which means these are robust and loaded with such as standard anti-lock (ABS) and smart airbags built-in transponders that compatible child seats BabySmart system).

The C-class competes in what has a fantastically crowded field of or executive sedans. If you#8217;re for a slightly used car in this class you should also the 3-series, the Lexus IS300 and the Lincoln LS, the Infiniti I30, 3.2TL and 3.5RL and Volvo#8217;s S60

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