Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203, 2000 issue)
The debut of a new generation of sedans and wagons Mercedes C-Class (platform W203) was held in the spring of 2000. C-Class features a great design. The wedge-shaped silhouette, large angles of front and windscreen gives it dynamism. The drag coefficient is among the lowest - 0.26. Elegant twin oval headlamps provide a powerful light beam. The design uses all the latest developments of DaimlerChrysler in active and passive safety: ESP, electronic brake booster Brake Assist, 4 airbags. The most significant changes relate to the setting of running gear: the new C-Class has become a real drivers car! Stable and predictable behavior of the Mercedes C-Class in the corners delights, but a smooth ride on bad roads become somewhat worse. Front suspension type McPherson, behind - the original five-link independent suspension design. In terms of cabin model - one of the leaders in the class luggage capacity of 455 liters. Sports Wagon T (in the US - Estate), which debuted in 2000, has a strong inclination of the back, the tailgate and lower roofline. Capacity of the luggage Estate 470 liters / 1384 liters. The choice of petrol engines for the C-Class a 2.0 liter, 129 hp - C180; 2.0 liter, 163 hp with mechanical compressors Roots - C200 Kompressor; high-torque V6 2,6 liter, 170 hp - C240, and V6 3,2 L 218 hp - C320. You can order one of turbodiesel engines with Sommon Rail: 2,15 liter, 116 hp - C200 CDI; boosted to 143 hp version of the same engine - C220 CDI and inline 5-cylinder 2.7 liter, 170 hp - C270 CDI. In 2000, Paris hosted the premiere of a compact (4343 mm) three-door hatchback sports Sportsoupe with a glass roof. Modification: C180, C200 Kompressor, C230 Kompressor (2,3 l, 197 hp) and C220 CDI. A six-speed manual - standard equipment on the order set 5-step "automatic". Top model family - tuning C32 AMG with 354 hp uprated to 3.2-liter V6, aerodynamic sports package, exclusive trim and 18-inch disks of wheels.
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