The C250 petrol variants have been replaced by the C300, which features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 180kW and 370Nm – a noticeable increase of 25kW and 20Nm over the outgoing C250.
The base diesel has also been upgraded, with the C220d replacing the old C200d.
While the C200d used a 1.6-litre four cylinder turbo diesel, the C220d makes use of a 2.1-litre unit providing 25kW and 80Nm of extra grunt, making for a total of 125kW and 400Nm.
The deal for base diesel buyers is also sweetened by the C220d making use of Mercedes’ new nine-speed automatic transmission, replacing the C200d’s seven-speed box.
A new Exclusive Line package is also being made available as a no-cost option to all C-Class variants, spare the C350e hybrid.
This optional package features numerous interior and exterior enhancements, including:
- ‘Exclusive’ upholstery (Artico for C200 and C220d; leather for C300 and C250d)
- Brown ash and silver chrome interior trim
- Agility Control adaptive suspension
- ‘Exclusive’ 18-inch alloy wheels
- Airpanel radiator grille with adaptive closing function (for C200 and C220d)
As for pricing, most non-AMG models see a $500 premium over the old models, with the C350e being the exception – that one gets a price hike of $600.
C200 – $61,900
C220d – $63,400
C300 – $69,900
C250d – $71,400
C350e – $75,900
C43 AMG – $102,611
C63 S AMG – $157,211
C200 – $64,400
C220d – $65,900
C300 – $72,400
C250d – $73,900
C350e – $78,400
C43 AMG – $105,112
C63 S AMG – $159,711
Note: This pricing includes GST and Luxury Car Tax, but excludes dealer delivery charges on road costs. Drive away pricing can be obtained from dealers.