Mercedes-Benz unveils all-new 2008 C-Class
(autoinsidernews) - Today in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled its all-new 2008 C-Class. The new C-Class is larger in virtually every dimension over its predecessor, which will lead to more interior room in nearly every dimension. In the U.S., both Luxury and Sport trim models will be available.
The new C-Class borrows many of its styling cues from the new S-Class. While maintaining the bold wedge-shaped front end, and crisp lines of the S-Class, the C-Class has a slightly more subtle touch, especially in the fender flares. Inside, the C-Class features a pop-up display screen on the dash top and has a information display in the center of the speedometer, reports Trend.
The new C-Class includes several new technical features, including Agility Control Steering (more direct steering), Suspension (variable rate suspension damping and Gearshift (more responsive shifting). The C-Class also features an adaptive braking system based on the one in the new S-Class, which includes hill assist, and panic brake assist. In Europe, the 2008 C-Class will available with several 4-cylinder, V6 and diesel engines, with three new gas and one new diesel 4-cylinder engines. The new engines feature an increase in both power output and fuel economy. The advanced V6 engines in the C-Class program remain unchanged. There is no word on which engines are coming the US market, but most likely it will only be the V-6s.
The all-new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will go on sale in Europe at the end of March, with U.S. sales starting towards the end of the summer.