Mercedes wants to make the current generation C-Class a more affordable car, available to a large mass of people. That is why is introducing a new entry-level version, called C160, starting this spring.
The new version uses an engine that delivers 95 kW (129 hp) from a displacement of 1595 cubic centimetres, along with torque of up to 210 Nm. The C160 saloon is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.6 seconds (9.9 seconds for the Estate).
The saloon, with its six-speed manual transmission, makes do with just 5.2 litres of premium fuel over 100 kilometres (45 mpg) and 5.4 litres for the Estate (43 mpg). This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 120 grams (125 grams for the Estate) per kilometre.
The new C160 Saloon has a list price of 31,683 euros. This is around 2000 euros less than for the C180 Saloon, which until now was the least expensive model in the C-Class range, at 33,706 euros. Customers who buy the corresponding Estate model will enjoy a comparable financial benefit.