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MERCEDES BENZ C-Klasse and predecessors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 10
First production year: 1982
Engines: Mild hybrid, Mild hybrid diesel, Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid
 

2021 - Present

In 2021, Mercedes-Benz introduced the fifth-generation for one of its best-selling ranges, the C-Class, and pushed forward the company's electrification process. While the world was still fighting against the pandemic situation, Mercedes-Benz had to push forward toward a cleaner future. Its new range was developed from the ground up and introduced advanced technologies such as rear-axle ...

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mild hybrid engines:

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 180 9AT (170 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 200 4MATIC 9AT (204 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 200 9AT (204 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 300 4MATIC 9AT (258 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 300 9AT (258 HP)

mild hybrid diesel engines:

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 220 d 9AT (200 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ C-Class (W206) C 300 d 9AT (265 HP)

2018 - 2021

Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2018 a mid-life cycle refresh for its best-selling model from those times, the C-Class W205, adding more value to an already appreciated car. After switching from a conservative look to a younger, fresh appearance, the C-Class increased its sales. More youthful customers were no longer afraid that if they get behind the wheel of a C-Class, they'll be accused o...

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2011 - 2013

Mercedes-Benz refreshed the entire C-Class lineup in 2011, and the difference was not subtle at all, with a completely redesigned front fascia. The third generation of the C-Class was introduced on the market in 2007, which was a significant change compared to its predecessor. More than 2000 parts were changed or improved. It was the generation that brought back the traditional, angular-shape...

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2007 - 2011

The third generation of the C-Class debuted at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show and it showed a new design for the entire range, in the same style with its bigger brothers, the E-Class and the S-Class. The 2007 model lost the four-round headlights style from its predecessor and returned to a more common square design. It was built to offer more comfort than a medium-sized sedan from other mass-mark...

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2004 - 2007

The mid-life refresh for the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class brought more power for the engines, exterior, and interior changes. The C-Class was a success from its start and the second generation was launched in March 2000 at the Geneva Motor Show. Four years later, the facelift appeared with important changes for especially for the diesel versions, which were upgraded from Eu...

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2000 - 2004

The second-generation C-Class saw the arrival of a completely redesigned vehicle, with a longer, curvier nose and a sportier, shorter rear. It was introduced in March 2000 and comes with various engines, both gasoline, and turbodiesel. The new design language carried over the cues introduced by its bigger brother, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210, with twin double-rounded headlights. The engine...

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1997 - 2000

The 1997 line-up revision saw the introduction of several upgrades, many of which were aimed at increasing engine power outputs. Thus, most of the previously developed M111 plants were replaced with the new M112 units that head discarded the DOHC layout in favor of a SOHC architecture that was complemented by a 3-valve cylinder head design and twin-spark ignition. The C 230 engine grew in size t...

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1993 - 1997

In 1993, Mercedes-Benz changed the designation name for its compact-class lineup. The successful 190 model had to retire and the new C-Class was shown. And it was a big success. In May 1993, the C-Class was shown and it had the internal code as W202. It was a step forward from the angular lines of the 190 series, which lasted since 1982. A novelty was the concept of a different styling. There...

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