Published on July 12th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 Model Is Coming To Malaysia
Better start saving up to get your new W206 C-Class when it arrives.
In the last decade, the Mercedes C-Class has been the best selling (with the highest volume) Mercedes-Benz model for the brand around the world. Since the 2014 global introduction of the current model you currently see in our showrooms nationwide, over 2.5 million sedans and also the station wagons (well the wagons are not officially sold in Malaysia as there is little interest with our buyers) models have been sold.
All in all, over 10.5 million Mercedes-Benz cars in this category have been delivered to customers since 1982.
Well, the current W205 C-Class is still very popular in Malaysia as a brand new purchase as well as a reconditioned used AP import. New selling prices start from RM259k for the C200 to RM304k for the C300. Recon AP selling price vary from RM165k (for a 4-5 year old unit) and with no warranty and after sales provided.
So, it makes better sense to buy a brand new current model C-Class, with the sales tax discount and some hard fisted bargaining and get a full warranty and after sales.
Its popularity in Malaysia has been growing year after year and model after model and when the initial spy-shots of the all new 2022 model was first shown in early November 2020, there were already customers ready to place their bookings at all showrooms.
Like with previous Mercedes sedans, this new W206 sedan has grown in dimensions against the current and soon outgoing model. Both the front and rear passengers benefit from the moderately increased exterior dimensions of the new model generation. Elbow-room has been increased by 22 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear over the previous model. Headroom in the rear has increased by 13 mm. Thanks to up to 35 mm more knee-room in the rear, journeys will be even more pleasant for passengers in the rear.
Cabin technology has been much improved with highlights such as the display and operating concept adopted from the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (which will be arriving in Malaysia very shortly) with a sporty interpretation. This is accentuated by another design feature: the dashboard and central display are slightly tilted towards the driver.
PRESS RELEASE: Design: Sensual purity with a sporty and elegant touch
This new C-Class already looks to be in motion at a standstill with its dynamic proportions, thanks to the combination of short front overhang, long wheelbase and rear overhang. The sporty bonnet with power domes accentuates this urge of forward motion. The windscreen and passenger cell have been moved to the rear for these classic proportions known in
the industry as “cab-backward design”. The preceding model was already a great step forward in terms of a high-value appeal in the interior, and the new C-Class goes even further with respect to modern luxury. The interior adopts highlights from the new S-Class, adding a sporty touch.
When viewed from the side, elaborately sculptured surfaces create unique light effects. Conversely, the designers have reduced lines to a minimum, which accentuates the so-called catwalk line or shoulder line even more.
Other features producing the sporty, superior appearance include the wide track and the flush 17 to 19-inch wheels in modern designs.
The brand’s hallmark radiator grille characterizes the front. All models feature a central star, with the design and character of the radiator grille differing in the details. The base model has a central star and louvres. In the AVANTGARDE line, there are additional decorative elements in the louvres, while the radiator grille and front apron feature chrome surrounds.
The distinguishing feature of the AMG Line is the diamond grille with the star design in chrome. The rear-end design is typical of a Mercedes-Benz saloon. The high-quality design of the tail lamps fascinates with an unmistakable day and night appearance.
In the Saloon, the lamps for the first time have a two-piece design in the C-Class, with the light functions divided between the side wall and boot lid lamps. Their precisely configured interiors also showcase the standard of particularly high quality in detail.