The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact executive car produced by Mercedes-Benz. Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 (W201) range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque's lineup until the arrival of the A-Class in 1997. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, Germany as well as numerous satellite factories in other countries. The very first C-Class (W202) sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first second generation (W203) rolled off the assembly line on July 18, 2000. The most recent third generation (W204) launched in 2007.
Although originally sold in sedan and station wagon body styles, the W203 series in 2000 debuted a coupe version that later when facelifted diverged into the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class. The CLC-Class remained in production through to 2011 when replaced by a new W204-based C-Class coupe. All three generations of C-Class have also formed the basis of Mercedes-Benz's larger mid-size coupes: the CLK-Class (C208 and C209) and E-Class (C207) coupes.
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C Class was awarded Car of the Year in Australia by Wheels Magazine, edging out the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 2 for the award. It was also awarded "Executive Car of the Year" by Top Gear Magazine for the 2007 Top Gear Awards as well as being awarded 2007–08 Japan's Import Car of the Year in late 2007 and again in late 2011 for 2011–12.
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was awarded 'Yellow Angel 2008' by ADAC.
C 63 AMG was awarded Europe Tuning Car of the Year 2008 by journalists of the UIGA, the Italian association of motoring journalists.
Engine Type : In-Line Engine
Engine Description : 2.2-litre 170bhp 4 cylinder In-line Engine
Engine Displacement(cc) : 2143
No. of Cylinders : 4
Maximum Power : 170bhp@3000-4200rpm
Maximum Torque : 400Nm@1400-2800rpm
Mileage-City (kmpl) : 11.42
Mileage-Highway (kmpl) : 14.84
Fuel Type : Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) : 66
Transmission Type : Automatic
Gear box : 5-Speed
Drive Type : RWD
Front Suspension : 3-link with McPherson struts and Torsion bar & coil springs
Rear Suspension : MB Multi-links independent with Torsion bar & coil spring
Tyre Size : 205/55 R16 91V
Alloy Wheel Size : 16"