Wapcar Automotive News – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has officially launched the locally assembled (CKD) version of the W206 C-Class, the first model to be imported as a complete unit (CBU) in February this year.
As revealed by previous dealers, the range of variants remains the same as before, starting with the base C200 Avantgarde which sells for RM287,888, RM12,000 less than the SST-inclusive price. of the CBU version. It’s the same story for the top-end C300 AMG series, as it’s currently RM17,000 cheaper in 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (CKD) form at RM327,888. Included with every purchase is a four-year, unlimited-kilometer warranty.
The C-Class is our best-selling model to date. Since its introduction as 190, more than 10.5 million Mercedes-Benz C-Class units have been delivered worldwide. Additionally, she and her team are confident that this new localized C-Class will be enjoyed by customers, said Sagree Sardien.
The C-Class, the first introduced earlier this year, is part of their commitment to making every effort continuously to the local market, in this luxury automotive sector. Their site in Pekan and will further cater to the needs of their individual requirements, or loyal customers. They are delighted and confident to continue the success of the best-selling model in Malaysia, she added.
When it comes to specs, the new CKD variants are nearly identical to their CBU versions. Both are still powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine powered by an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that can deliver a temporary boost of 20 PS (20 hp or 15 kW) and 200 Nm.
The C200 is equipped with a 1.5-liter M254 engine, producing 204 hp (201 hp) from 5,800-6,100 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,800-4,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the C300 gets a 2.0-liter version of the M254 with 258 hp (255 hp) at 5,800 rpm and 400 Nm from 2,000 to 3,200 rpm – both of these engines are combined with The 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission sends the engine to the rear. wheel.
In terms of equipment, the CKD variants add two new features compared to the CBU, including the addition of hands-free access to the motorized trunk and Pre-Safe, the latter of which is a system to protect the front occupants from Mercedes-Benz.
Apart from these additions, the rest of the setlist remains unchanged from before. The C200 comes with the Avantgarde styling package, 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, Agility Control suspension with Selective Damping, Dynamic Select, high-performance LED headlights, power front seats with memory, wireless phone charging, Keyless-Go, Artico synthetic leather upholstery, automatic climate control system and mood lighting system.
Inside, you’ll find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as an 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, both aided by the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. ) includes an LTE module for Mercedes connectivity services as well as Android. Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.
In terms of safety and driver assistance systems, the C200 is equipped with Active Blind Spot Assist, Lane Tracking Package, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, and Cruise Control Passive Speed Control, Parking Package with reverse camera and Active Park Assist with Parktronic.
The C300 builds on the C200 by getting the AMG styling package, 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys, sport seats (C200 has comfortable seats), AMG floor mats, a Nappa leather steering wheel (C200 is upholstered in plain leather) and 360 – degree camera.