1999 Mercedes Benz C Class
The C-Class was introduced in 1993, as a contender to BMW’s E36 3 Serial, as its forerunner, the 190, had been. The C-Class proven vastly democratic, apace decent Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling stratum of vehicles general. Practically of its popularity was licensed to its affordability. At the clock the C-Class sedans were the launching layer to the Mercedes-Benz grasp, but now are no yearner the smallest, least expensive sedans offered by Mercedes-Benz. The exemplar besides unbroken the jazzy icon of the 190 with a sander and more rounded show than lines than the early vehicles produced by Mercedes at the clip, its sporting epitome birth to a rival interpretation in the DTM (German Phaeton Backing).
On its unveiling, the C-Class was the solitary Mercedes example with a nail card of multivalve engines. The new kinfolk of foursome cylinder gasolene and Diesel units debuted in the C ahead extending to the E-Class and the LCV. These ranged from 1.8 L to 2.2 L, with might first at 122 PS (90 kw/121 hp). The C 220 D had 95 PS (70 kW/94 hp), a esteem that was owing for the clock, achieving complete 40 hp/L without refuge to turbocharging. The top of the grasp was the C 280, the get-go entry-level Mercedes with a six cylinder locomotive, able of arrival 193 PS (142 kW/190 hp).
In 1994 and 1995, Mercedes introduced a few novelties in the locomotive stove. The commencement was a charged gasoline edition, the C 230 Kompressor, victimisation a Roots-type supercharger to sire 193 PS (142 kW/190 hp) at 5300 rpm. A new 250 D Turbo was besides introduced, with a 20-valve 5 cylinder locomotive subject of arrival 150 PS (110 kW/148 hp).
But the well-nigh crucial plus was the get-go true execution C-Class, the C 36 AMG, to buffet the new six-cylinder BMW M3. Highly-developed with AMG, the tuning family that had now turn a auxiliary of Daimler-Benz, it had a racing-tuned respite (lowered by 25 mm (1&nsp;in)) and a criterion five-speed robotlike gearbox with Tiptronic office. The 3.6 L locomotive had a uttermost outturn of 280 PS (206 kW/276 hp) at 5750 rpm and 385 Nm (284 ft.pound) at 4000 rpm. Top speeding was electronically modified to 250 km/h (155 mph). A amount of 5200 C 36 AMGs were produced.
In 1997, the C-Class was precondition a minor midlife freshening, with new darker backside lights and new pedal rims too as insidious national trimness changes, peculiarly the doorway mouldings. Movement and bottom bumpers likewise changed in cast for a more innovative, eventide showy, aspect. First, the C-Class besides standard a wagon, named the T-Modell. The C 220 was transformed into the C 230, with translation increasing to 2.3 L, retaining the like powerfulness, but with torsion increased to 220 Nm (162 ft.pound). In gain, steel new fivesome speeding automatonlike gearboxes were now optional in the solid scope.
In 1998, a few otc updates made it to the card. The European C-Class models standard a less muscular C 200 Kompressor framework, besides as a V6 locomotive first, ranging from 2.4 L to 2.8 L. These replaced the DOHC 4-valve heads with new SOHC heads with solitary tercet valves per cylinder and match sparkplugs, theoretically reduction emissions and fire phthisis without sacrificing might (the C 280 in fact had a cold-shoulder 4 PS addition with the modification). AMG highly-developed a new range-topper for the C-Class, the C 43 AMG, powered by a sander 4.3 L V8, which could now reach 306 PS (225 kW/302 hp) at 5850 rpm, with a torsion of 410 Nm (302 ft.lb) at 3250 rpm, less sinewy but more torquey than its contention, the BMW M3. It distillery lacked a manual gearbox, but it was now useable as a waggon. 4200 AMG units were produced.
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