A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China

Posted on Monday, 23 December 2013 , 07:12:53 byTheodora

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A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China

The more famous a car producer is the higher are the expectations coming from it. And Mercedes-Benz is one of Europe’s greatest automakers and among the top rated companies in the world. This is due partly to the intense competition between the German brands and of course because of the company’s desire to score points in its favour. The Mercedes C- Class lineup is one of the most well known fleet of the German brand. And it seems it’s time to say goodbye to the old C-Class and welcome a new one.

The official debut of the new Mercedes C-Class hasn’t taken place yet. But this doesn’t stop the Germans to think of new versions of the fleet. The officials from Mercedes have just confirmed plans to develop a long-wheelbase version for the C-Class, especially for the Chinese market. As China is one of the most advantageous markets for the Germans, it is necessary to offer special versions. The long-wheelbase models will be made in China.

The Mercedes officials haven’t given too many information regarding this matter. However, the standard C-Class measures more by 95mm in length and 40mm in wideness than its predecessor. The 2014 C-Class also has a 2840mm long wheelbase which is 80mm longer than the outgoing model. So the one dedicated to the Chinese market must be longer. The new model will come in three engine configurations, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel outputting 170 HP (125 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol producing 156 HP (115 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol generating 184 HP (135 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.


A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image
A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image
A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image A long wheelbase Mercedes C-Class planned for China image