Review of Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Few if any other European manufacturer is bold enough to offer a diesel engine as the flagship aircraft in the small / medium segment. But driving in the C320 proves Mercedes’ decision because the car is simply great to drive and uses minimal fuel to haggle.
A C350, 3.5-liter petrol variant is available overseas but in fact, it is not necessary in the face of a smooth and powerful diesel diesel model. We have seen this engine before in other Mercedes vehicles and it works well in all. That’s thanks in part to the extraordinary torque of 510Nm, on par with the large-capacity V8 petrol engine. Even better is the fact that all this grumble is available in Benz from idle speed.
Maximum power is a reliable 165kW and on the go to deliver this enormous power and torque, the 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine sips an economical 7.4-liter / 100km engine.
In terms of pure performance, the C320 didn’t slow down to 0 to 100 km sprint in 6.9 seconds.
Drive is to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission that provides a sequential shift mode from side to side on the gear lever. A switch on the steering wheel is optional.
Priced from $ 92,800, the C320 is clearly designated for money providing safe front crash protection, eight airbags and Electronic Stability Program (ESP), three-zone climate control and variable suspension. called standard Agility Control.
A complete list of options available includes a special sound system with a four gigabyte music server where owners can save a large music selection.
On the road, the C320 shines in all environments, especially when traveling abroad, where bumps and rough things are dealt with as if they didn’t exist. Long-distance touring is enhanced due to the smooth, silent engine and excellent throttle response.
Overcome at a glance and fly at high speed registers only 2000 rpm on the tachometer.
In fact, the C320 has the same tight rotation as all C-Class models, a large boot with full-size spare liners, seating for five in a spacious interior and easy handling. placed in a fashionable dash.
Mercedes offers the C320 in Avantgarde ‘sports specs as well as the Elegance model. Avantgarde has become a hit with new C-Class buyers.
Coinciding with the arrival of the C320 is the new ML500, an ultra-fast luxury Sport Utility Car (SUV) powered by a 285kW / 530Nm, 5.5-liter V8 petrol engine. The previous ML500 had a ‘only’ 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Weighing in at a well-grounded 2310kg, this does not affect the ML’s performance among the blocks where it leaves sprinting from 0-100kmh in 5.8 seconds. And this is not devouring a large amount of fuel. It will deliver an average of 12.9 liters / 100km with normal driving stability.
Transmission is a seven-speed automatic with sequential shifts. A 4Matic all-wheel permanent system allocates power to the wheels with most traction. The air suspension controls ride and handling and the ML500 is equipped with a range of practical and luxurious features. And in case you were wondering, yes, it would be comfortable on the street; Although the reason why you want to make a $ 120,874 SUV drive is beyond us.