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Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2014 S-Class at the Airbus A380 delivery center in Hamburg, Germany.
Designed to become one of the most luxurious and advanced vehicles ever constructed, the 2014 S-Class has an evolutionary design that incorporates a sportier front fascia, a larger grille and a gentle slanting rear end. The sleek styling enables the model to have drag coefficient of 0.24 which is pretty impressive considering the pint-sized CLA has a drag coefficient of 0.23.
Mercedes Benz C-class W203 Development
The second generation C-Class was introduced in 2000, with a sportier look than the previous generations, with a steeper front-end and shorter rear-end. The styling cues were similar to that of the W220 S-Class. The sedan debuted with a range of straight-four and V6 gasoline engines and straight-four and straight-five Diesels. Most of the engines were carried over from the W202, but the C 320 was exclusive, offering 218 hp, also the C240 now had 2597 cc but output was unchanged at 170 hp. The diesels now featured common rail direct injection and variable geometry turbochargers. Six-speed manual gearboxes were now standard for nearly the entire range (except the C320 and C 270 CDI). For the first time, the number designations were no longer equivalent to the engine displacement, more specifically in the C 180 (2.0 L), C 240 (2.6 L) and C 200 CDI (2.2 L).
In 2001, Mercedes increased the range, with the introduction of the new T-Modell station wagon and Sportcoupé. The Sportcoupé was a three-door liftback made to counter the BMW Compact, but like its competitor, it proved unpopular with the younger buyers it was targeted towards, due to high prices compared to the lower entry-level models it was competing against, and unfavorable exchange rates. Although removed from the North American lineup in 2005, it continued on sale in other markets. From October 2000 until 2007, a total of 230,000 Sportcoupés were built in the Bremen factory and in Brazil. In Canada, it was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. A new family of supercharged four cylinder engines, dubbed M271, also debuted. All of them used the same 1.8 L engine, with different designations according to horsepower levels, including a version powered by natural gas. The 193 PS(142 kW/190 hp) C 230K was initially available only in the Sportcoupé. 4MATIC four wheel drive versions were also offered for the C 240 and C 320.
The C-Class was refreshed in early 2004. In this year, the interior styling was changed in all three body styles. Different taillights were added to the Sportcoupé and several all-new M272 and OM642 V6 engines were introduced later in the year. These were available in both petrol and diesel configuration, ranging between 2.5 L and 3.5 L, and the three-valve twin spark design was replaced by the more standard four-valve design, now with variable valve timing. The C 350 could now reach 272 PS (200 kW/268 hp), while the C 320 CDI was good for 224 PS (165 kW/221 hp). In addition, these engines also received the new seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission as optional, the diesel four cylinder's power was slightly increased, and a more economical naturally-aspirated 1.8 L (C 160) was added to the Sportcoupé lineup.
The C-Class is arguably one of the most popular automobiles in its class in many of the European markets. The second generation was for a long time after its release the second most popular new car in the German market, right after the Volkswagen Golf, and in 2002 it achieved success in the field of safety by scoring the maximum five stars in a EuroNCAP crash test. In the United States, the C-Class automobiles are the least expensive of the Mercedes-Benz lineup as the A-Class was not imported there. However the W203 C-Class did acquire a poor reputation for reliability compared to other Mercedes-Benz models, an area which was targeted for improvement in the replacement model.
The last W203 C-Class sedan was produced on December 14, 2006 at the Sindelfingen plant, after almost 630,000 units of the sedan were produced.
By the revision of the C-Class in 2005, C 32 AMG was also replaced, giving way to a new 5.5 L naturally-aspirated V8-powered C 55 AMG. This was an evolution of the V8 engine found in the previous E-Class, with power raised to 367 PS (270 kW/362 hp) at 5750 rpm and torque climbing to 510 Nm (376 ft•lbf) at 4000 rpm. Unlike the less-powerful V6s and V8s in the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it continues to use Speedshift five-speed automatic. Though maximum speed is still limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) and 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is not improved, this model is considered the sportiest AMG model in the C-Class history before the recent release of the W204 (third generation) C63 AMG.
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2005 Mercedes E270 CDI Avantgarde Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
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Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
In July 2002, having waited six months for the new Mercedes- Benz E-class to hit the showrooms, I borrowed one. After driving several hundred miles I was left with one overwhelming emotion: disappointment.
I loved the sleek lines and the clever technology; the huge boot swallowed the largest load. But none of this could hide the car's Achilles heel: its engine. The 177bhp V6 petrol engine fitted to the E240 sounded harsh when pushed, performance felt moderate and after 800 miles it had averaged only 21mpg.
But my reaction was out of step; almost universally the car was heaped with praise. And it was 18 months before my opinion was to change.
This time I drove an E270 diesel. It was blessed with virtually identical power to the petrol car on paper but in reality the leap in torque produced a smooth wall of power that made the car genuinely fun to drive, and it also averaged close to 40mpg. At last I understood what everyone had been saying: this was quite possibly the best executive car money could buy.
I also tried the more modestly priced E220 diesel with 150bhp. It still felt good, and the 3.2 litre E320 diesel with 204bhp was a real hoot. With these cars Mercedes proved that not only had diesel engine technology caught up with the petrol equivalents but actually eclipsed them.
In fact only one petrol version is comparable with the diesel. The E500 boasts a 5 litre V8 that kicks out 306bhp and while economy is not its forte you get huge performance — 0-62mph in 5.8sec and a top speed limited at 155mph. A used example will cost about £25,000 and makes an excellent buy. Both the E200 and E320 petrol engines, boasting 163bhp and 224bhp respectively and introduced in 2003, are best avoided.
Once you've chosen your engine you have to decide on the trim level. The entry-level Classic is far from basic with climate control, alloys, leather steering wheel, electric windows and auto dimming rear mirror as standard. It has front, side and head airbags, antilock brakes and traction control. The car scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
Commanding a premium of about £1,500 on a used example is the Elegance model which adds walnut wood veneer, automatic rain-sensing wipers, power headlamp washers and electrically folding door mirrors. For about £750 more the used Avantgarde adds flashier alloy wheels, sports suspension, bi-xenon lights, blue tinted glass and a dark wood interior.
Whichever you plump for it's best to choose an automatic box. They fetch a premium of about £1,250 over the six-speed manuals but you'll enjoy near-identical performance, equivalent economy and easier resale.
On the move the car feels smooth, quiet and well planted on the road, the clever electronics intervening when the car reaches its limit. Leather upholstery and sat nav are desirable options and add about £500 apiece to used values, but multicontour seats that massage your back and Airmatic suspension do little to enhance value.
Whichever E-class you choose it's a pretty safe bet that you will be buying a great car. Just make sure it's diesel.
Satellite navigation A desirable option that adds around £500 to the value of a used car
Front arm rest Air-conditioned to keep your drinks chilled
Transmission Six-speed manual best avoided as auto suits the car best. You will find a range of five, six and seven-speed derivatives across the models
Climate control Standard on all models with some cars having an optional upgrade for separate climate control to the rear
Insurance Relatively modest group 13 insurance on the E270 diesel
Service history Avoid incomplete history on a car that is going to set you back £20,000 plus
Sunroof Optional panoramic glass sunroof fitted with solar panel that powers a fan to circulate air and keep the car cool when stationary. At £1,250 it is a rare option and adds little to used values
Upholstery Cloth is standard with Avantgarde models having a cloth/leather combination. But cars with leather are common and fetch about £500 more
Bodywork Aluminium used extensively in construction of bonnet, front wings, rear parcel shelf and boot lid, which reduces the car's weight
Alloys Standard on all models. Avantgarde gets the chunky five-hole design
Tyres Check the inside edge for uneven wear on the front wheels
Model Mercedes-Benz E270 CDI saloon
Engine 2685cc 5-cylinder 20V DOHC
Transmission Five-speed automatic gearbox
Fuel 39.2 mpg (combined)
Acceleration 0-62: 9sec
Top speed 138mph