The motor industry is fairly complicated these days, no thanks to every manufacturer’s insistence on building every single model to fill every single niche. Then there are the rapid advances in mobile communication, media consumption, safety demands and apparent environmental issues… to land you at the driver’s door of this new Mercedes C200.
Not too long ago, medium-sized turbo-diesel luxury sedans were all the rage. This trend was admittedly quite regional but no matter where these automobiles once ruled supreme, their numbers have been mercilessly decimated by the onslaught of SUV’s, crossovers, EV’s or any horrid combination thereof.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Mercedes’ new C-Class made its appearance during the messy demise of COVID-19 so we never got a proper look at what’s changed…
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I had the privilege of having a look at the new C-Class a year before it made production, and already then I knew Mercedes-Benz was onto something. Every part of the prototypes told me that the engineers at Sindelfingen were out for mass produced perfection. After all, the 206 has something to prove to the world. Let me explain:
C stands for Compact Class, yet this evergreen Mercedes-Benz sales champion tends to follow in its bigger siblings’ footsteps by introducing many innovations to the compact executive sedan market. NamWheels brings you some highlights of the new W206 model while recapping those of its ancestors…