The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the carmaker’s latest iteration of its popular compact sedan. Five locally assembled variants are available to choose from, starting with the entry level C180 Avantgarde retails that for RM228,888. The W205 C-Class is underpinned by the marque’s all-new Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform that uses aluminium extensively in order to make it lighter yet rigid. It faces stiff competition from models like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50.
The entry-level C180 features a 1.6-litre turbo four-pot that makes 156hp and 250Nm of torque, similar to the one found in the A200. Powering the rest of the C-Class range is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder mill that is available in various states of tune depending on the variant. The range topping C350e is a petrol-hybrid, therefore it also features an 81hp/340Nm electric motor, alongside the petrol mill. Here is how the power figures look like:
C200 - 184hp and 300 Nm of torque
C250 - 211hp and 350Nm of torque
C350e - 279hp and 600Nm of torque
All C-Class variants are equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission that channels power exclusively to the rear wheels. Performance wise, the C350e can complete the century sprint 5.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically capped at 250km/h. Impressively it is also the most environmental friendly variant in the C-Class lineup with an official fuel consumption rating of 2.1-litres/100km.
Learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range here: