Like the Audi A4 and BMW’s 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class firmly belongs in the daily traffic around Namibian towns. NamWheels gives you a brief lineage (model history) of this accomplished German sedan.
190E “Baby Benz”
- First “compact” Mercedes to rival the successful 3-Series.
- Never officially sold in ZA / Namibia until the early nineties.
- Some 16V models made it to South Africa in the late eighties.
- Range from 190 1.8 to 190E 2.5-16V
First official “C Class”
- Sold in southern Africa from 1994/5.
- One of the first C-Classes in Namibia went to sprinter Frank Fredericks.
- First Mercedes to introduce trim lines – e.g. Classic or Elegance.
- Also available as an estate / station wagon (S203).
- Local range from C180 to C280
Second generation “C-Class”
- The first model to be built in South Africa and exported to other markets.
- Also available as an estate / station wagon (S204).
- Range from C180 to C55 AMG.
- Also built in S.A., this model included over 100,000 LHD exports to the U.S.A.
- Also available as a coupé (C204) or estate / station wagon (S204).
- Range from C180 K / CGI to C63 AMG.
- The current C-Class range was introduced last year.
- Estate models arrived recently, coupé coming soon!
- C43 AMG 4Matic and C63 AMG / S coming soon!