2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) – C 180 and C 300 Models Join the Range in Malaysia at RM229k and RM308k

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) – C 180 and C 300 Models Join the Range in Malaysia at RM229k and RM308k

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is expanding the model portfolio of its hugely-successful W205 C-Class in two directions, with a new C 180 entry model and C 300 range-topper joining the existing C 200 and C 250 variants.

Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol direct injection engine, the new C 180 lowers the entrance price into the realm of C-Class ownership to RM228,888 on-the-road excluding insurance. Trimmed in Avantgarde Line specification, the C 180 comes respectably equipped with the following items:

  • 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine – 156hp
  • 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission
  • Agility Select adjustable suspension
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Audio 20 CD infotainment - internet capability, radio, twin tuner, CD player, Bluetooth, satellite navigation
  • Active Park Assist – parallel and reverse perpendicular

At the other end of the scale is the C 300, kitted in AMG Line trim and powered by an uprated version of the 200 and 250’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to generate 245hp and 370Nm. At RM307,888 with on-road costs excluding insurance, it squares nicely against BMW’s similarly-powered 330i M Sport (252hp, 350Nm, RM298k).

Mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission as with the rest of the C-Class range, the C 300 comes in at 5.9 seconds for the century sprint en route to a governed top speed of 250km/h.


As the flagship of the mainstream C-Class range, the C 300 comes fitted with:

  • 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Sports suspension – ride height lowered by 15mm
  • AMG body kit – front apron, front splitter, side sill panel, rear diffuser
  • Sports exhaust
  • LED intelligent headlights with Adaptive High Beam Assist
  • COMAND Online infotainment - DVD player, radio, 10 GB memory, 8.4-inch colour display, touchpad
  • Burmester Surround Sound – 13 speakers, 590W output
  • Air-Balance Package
  • Electric Panoramic Sunroof

With these new additions, the C-Class range in Malaysia now consists of a five-strong line-up with the following variants:

  • C 180 Avantgarde Line (1.6-litre, 156hp) – RM228,888
  • C 200 Avantgarde Line (2.0-litre, 184hp) – RM248,888
  • C 200 Exclusive Line (2.0-litre, 184hp) – RM252,888
  • C 250 AMG Line (2.0-litre, 211hp) – RM287,888
  • C 300 AMG Line (2.0-litre, 245hp) – RM307,888



Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.


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