The system is supposed to assist the engine with an additional 14 hp in the time it takes for the turbocharger to build its maximum pressure. A gliding mode with the engine switched off is also possible thanks to the EQ Boost system.
This entry-level model will retail in Germany for a price of 48,070 euros ($58,900). That’s including 19% VAT, but not taking into account additional options such as a driving assistance package (2,499 euros) or fully digital instrument display (892 euros).
The same C200, when presented in the 4MATIC configuration, will retail for a bit more, 50,450 euros ($61,700). It too can be purchased with the above options, as well as with others, like the 3D hard-disc navigation (2,915 euros) or additional sound system (416 euros).
The only diesel in the range, the C220d, will sell for 50,807 euros (62,100). It offers an engine with a smaller displacement than its predecessor, but packs an additional 24 hp, bringing the total output to 194 hp.
The most powerful of the facelifted cabrio and coupe C-Class versions is the AMG C 43, fitted with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 390 hp. The price tag on this one matches its performances, as it will sell for at least 70,120 euros ($85,800), without any optional packages.
The new C-Class is instrumental in the carmaker’s success in the following years. Mercedes-Benz appears to have put a lot of work into it, offering the model in a total of four body styles, including for the AMG versions.