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2016 Mercedes-Benz LWB C350e Unveiled

In this Janurary’s Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed us the W205 C350e plug-in hybrid. Today in the 2015 Shanghai auto show, Mercedes debuted the long-wheelbase version of the C350e, which is named “C350eL”.


The LWB C350e stretched another 80mm (~3.2 in) on top of the standard W205 C350e’s 111.8in wheelbase, making the total wheelbase to be 115 in. This is much longer than the current W212 E Class (wheelbase: 113.1 in), and make it almost eligible to knock at the door of the full-size luxury sedan camp.

The C350eL’s powerplant is identical to the standard C350e, which includes a 2...

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2015 Mercedes C-Class IIHS Crash Test Result Released

The Mercedes-Benz W205 C class was initially announced in the 2014 Detroit auto show, and has been on sale for a couple months. Compared to the previous W204 C class, the new generation is using aluminum alloy extensively in the car body construction.


Although lighter, aluminum alloy typically has less strength than the high-strength steel (HSS). Therefore, it is a challenge for auto maker to get good results in the crash test.

Today Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released result for the W205 C class’s moderate overlap front test, and also the side impact test.

Generally speaking, the W205 achieved similar results as the W204 C class in both of the tes...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class US Pricing Announced

Today Mercedes-Benz also released the completely-new 2015 C class pricing for US market. Before discussing the price please pay attention that starting from the 2015 model year, the C class will be build in Mercedes’ US factory, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Pricing data:

C300 RWD (available in 2015 Spring): base MSRP $38,400
C300 4Matic (available this September): base MSRP $40,400
C400 4Matic (available this September): base MSRP $48,590

Destination charge: $925

The C300 will be equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine, 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.

The C400 will see the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine which is good for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.


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First 2015 Mercedes-Benz LWB C-Class Rolloff Production Line

On 07/25, Mercedes-Benz announced that the production of the long-wheel-base C class officially starts production in the capital city of China – Bejing, and they have a ceremony to celebrate that.



Mercedes-Benz’s China branch – the Beijing Benz Automotive Company, is formerly the Beijing Jeep Corporation, a joint venture with Chrysler. The corporation is the first foreign automotive company in China.

The LWB C-class is 3.15-in longer in the wheel base, total wheel base is 115 inch. The extended C-class has total length of 187.6-in, and will be on sale in mid-August. Models offered are the C200L and C260L.

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Exclusive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz W205 C450 Price Leaked

Today we got the unofficial price for many trims of the redesigned 2015 C-Class (W205). Unfortunately it is for China market only, but we can still get a brief idea of how Mercedes-Benz is going to price their latest compact sports sedan. From the leaked pricing info, it is also the first time we get the more details and confirmation that the C450 will also be made, and long-wheel-base version will be offered on all trims.


Pricing info (in RMB. 1 USD = 6.21558122 RMB):

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class (W205)
C180L:    313,000
C200L:    339,000
C260L:    372,000
C300L:    445,000
C400L:    528,000
C450L:    627,000

For your reference, below is the 2014 C-Class (...

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