Mercedes-Benz has just sold its 15,000th W204 model C-Class in Australia and has announced an upgrade for the model. The most important upgrade will be the direct-injection turbocharged engine as well as substantial standard equipment additions.
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This upgrade is the result of customer feedback as well as the Government's import duty reduction for 2010 with the upgrade covering the whole range up to the fire-breathing C 63 AMG.

"In outselling its nearest rival by more than 17 percent since launch and maintaining that sales scorecard during 2009's challenging market is a fine achievement for our brand," said Mr Horst von Sanden, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Cars."Our C-Class Estate has established itself with a very comfortable niche in the market and the two-model bahn-storming C 63 AMG range outsold its rival's range of three models by 28 percent in 2009.""For 2010 we have added $3,000 worth of new standard equipment right across the four-cylinder C-Class with no price increase, but with significant improvements in power, emissions and fuel economy. The six-cylinder C-Class gains almost $8,000 worth of equipment in addition to new nomenclature."

The first shipments of the upgraded C-Class have arrived in Australia and are now available.