C220d replaces C200d, C300 takes over C250
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received some minor updates for the new year, bringing an updated engine line-up and the availability of a new equipment package.
Available in both sedan and 'estate' wagon bodies, the new diesel and petrol bring more power and torque over their predecessors, while both are mated to the company's nine-speed automatic transmission.
Firstly, the C220d replaces the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel from the C200d with a larger 2.1-litre oiler, developing 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This marks an improvement of 25kW and 80Nm over the outgoing model.
Meanwhile, the C300 aligns itself with the C-Class coupe range, bringing an uprated version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine used in the previous C250, now developing a healthy 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque - up 25kW and 20Nm over its predecessor.
Also new for this latest model year is the availability of the 'Exclusive Line' package, which has been a popular choice among customers of the larger E-Class.
It's a no-cost option for four-cylinder C-Class sedan and estate models, excluding the C350e plug-in hybrid, and adds equipment highlights such as 18-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels, 'Exclusive' Artico man-made leather trim (C200, C220d) or full leather upholstery (C300, C250d).
There's also Agility Control adaptive dampers, dashboard and beltlines trimmed in Artico man-made leather, brown ash open pore wood and silver chrome highlights, a Mercedes-Benz star on the bonnet, along with an active front grille for C200 and C220d models.
Pricing is up marginally across the range for the new model year, too.
The updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class range is available to order now.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing (plus on-road costs)
C200 sedan - $61,900 (+$500)
C220d sedan - $63,400 (+$500)
C300 sedan - $69,900 (+$500)
C250d sedan - $71,400 (+500)
C350e sedan - $75,900 (+$600)
AMG C43 sedan - $102,611 (+$711)
AMG C63 S sedan - $157,211 (+$1596)
C200 estate - $64,400 (+$500)
C220d estate - $65,900 ($500)
C300 estate - $72,400 (+$500)
C250d estate - $73,900 (+500)
C350e estate - $78,400 (+$600)
AMG C43 estate - $105,112 (+$712)
AMG C63 S estate - $159,711 (+$1596)