Mercedes C Class 2011

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After just over two years in dealerships, Mercedes C-Class has undergone some minor tweaks that took effect a year ago (LED daylight and little else) and now a complete facelift that will arrive in dealerships the month of March 2011 with the aim of improving quality, both outside and inside, incorporate new safety systems and improved efficiency to ensure consumption of up to 31% lower than the model sold so far.

Next spring will launch the new Mercedes C-Class 2011, the sedan (and the family) Mercedes-Benz, a vehicle that has more internal changes that we see abroad. The defenses have been updated slightly, and the headlamps have changed their shape and the row of LED daytime lighting. Both the sedan and the Family premieres a new lighter aluminum hood. All these changes contribute to save weight and to provide an improved drag coefficient up to a Cd of 0.26 as tested by the brand.

More quality and changes in the cabin
One of the keys to the facelift is the respect to the carrier. The control panel has changed its layout and the dashboard are now used higher quality materials and a design that combines the elegance characteristic of Mercedes-Benz to a sporty and modern. In the asymmetric dashboard design has integrated new moldings and details that really make it more colorful and attractive.

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You mentioned at the beginning that one of the major improvements introduced by this facelift was affecting the efficiency of mechanics. The reduction of up to 31% in consumption (in the C350 petrol) is achieved thanks to new engines, the seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS and the role of ECO start-stop, standard on all Mercedes class C rear.

C2011_02 3-560pxThe Mercedes C-Class 2011 debuts a new V6 petrol for the C350 BlueEFFICIENCY is now more powerful with 306 hp and 370 Nm (previously 292 hp and 365 Nm) with considerably lower fuel consumption of just 6.8 litres/100 kilometers (previously 8.3 litres/100 km).

Meanwhile the most austere of the range, the Mercedes C Class 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with manual six-speed and stop-start function, so now approves only 4.4 litres/100 km (0.4 l/100 km less than before) and CO2 emissions of just 117 g / km. The automatic version, with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS homologous 4.8 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions of 125 g / km.

Technology and security
The 2011 Mercedes C-Class also debuts some active safety systems that warn the driver of danger and / or actively intervene to prevent a hazardous situation. The most important are the Distronic Plus system that regulates the safety distance and the Attention Assist that detects driver fatigue to warn him that he needs a break.

These systems are attached to the beam automatically active detectors lane change, active control of blind spot, speed limit indicator, brake and PRE-SAFE predictive guide to the PARKTRONIC parking.

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