Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has officially launched the new locally-assembled (CKD) 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Malaysia with prices starting from RM269,888.
The same two variants which were initially available when the C-Class first arrived here as a CBU model are retained, namely the C 200 Avantgarde and C 250 Exclusive, priced as such (OTR inclusive of GST but without insurance):
This makes the C-Class even more affordable than before as compared to the CBU units with a price reducition of up to RM16,000 for the C 200 Avantgarde and RM15,000 for the C 250 Exclusive. Buyers will also be pleased to know that both variants of the CKD C-Class will retain the same specifications and equipment line of the previous CBU model.
(Check out our review of the Mercedes-Benz C 250 Exclusive here)
More Affordable Price, Same Spec And Equipment Line:
Performance-wise, the same M274 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine can be found under the hood of both variants, providing an output of 184hp/300Nm on the C 200 and 211hp/350Nm on the C 250, paired to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
From the outside, no changes have been made to the overall exterior design. The C 200 gets the Avantgarde line trim with 17-inch five twin-spoke light alloy wheels while the C 250 gets the Exclusive line trim with the AIRPANEL grille, and Mercedes-Benz star ornament resting on the hood. LED headlights are still found on both variants as well.
Inside, the cabins of both variants are unchanged as well. The C 200 still gets the piano black finish with various aluminium trim pieces while the C 250 has a glossy wood grain finish instead. Infotainment is handled by Mercedes-Benz’s Audio 20 CD interface with Bluetooth, USB (2), internet capabilities, and a host of social and navigational apps, controlled through a touchpad system and control dial beneath it. Other interior features include electric-powered seats with memory function and a sunroof for the C 250.
The impressive safety features list is still here as well with seven airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Pedestrian Protection with active bonnet, ABS, Adaptive Brake, Brake Drying, and Hill-Start Assist. Also included is Mercedes-Benz's Intelligent Drive, consisting of several safety and assistance systems: ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and Active Parking Assist.
For the full specifications list, you can refer to the ones provided here (click to view larger):
C 200 Avantgarde
C 250 Exclusive
Mercedes-Benz Dealer Openhaus:
In conjunction with launch of the locally-assembled (CKD) Mercedes-Benz C-Class, MBM will also be inviting members of the public to get up close and personal with the new model at Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide. Test drives will be available at these locations along with various fun activities and gifts in store.
The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Openhaus schedule is as below:
25 & 26 April 2015
2 & 3 May 2015
9 & 10 May 2015
16 & 17 May 2015
23 & 24 May 2015
30 & 31 May 2015
6 & 7 June 2015