All You Need to Know: Mercedes Benz’s New SA Built C Class Is Now Available in Mzansi

All You Need to Know: Mercedes Benz’s New SA Built C Class Is Now Available in Mzansi

  • The W206 C-Class has been launched to local motoring media with two models available initially: C200 and C220d which are powered by four-cylinder engines
  • Mercedes-Benz also announced 400 units of a special launch version of the C200, called the Edition 6, featuring AMG styling cues as well as a panoramic sliding sunroof and Agility Control
  • Pricing for the new C-Class begins at R849 00 for the C200 and tops out at R908 500 for the diesel-powered derivative

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Mercedes-Benz has officially removed the covers off its new C-Class this week. The W206 version is available in two models from launch: a C200 and C220d and the carmaker's East London plant is once again one of three locations used to build the luxury sedan.

Over 10,5 million C-Class models have been sold worldwide since 1982. Both the C200 and C220d use a four-cylinder engine with the former petrol and latter diesel-powered. Outputs for both engines are 150kW and 300N.m, while the C220d delivers 147kw and 440Nm.

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All you need to know about SA built Mercedes Benz C Class now available in Mzansi
The W206 C-Class will be built at the carmaker's factory in East London. Image: MotorPress
Source: UGC

One of South Africa's favourite aspirational vehicles, the Merc C-Class, has been launched in Mzansi, MotorPress reports. A special 'Edition 6' C200 model limited to 400 units is available in only two distinct hues: Spectral Blue and Selenite Grey. Extra features to sweeten the deal include AMG Line trim, AMG 19-inch wheels, panoramic sliding sunroof, and Agility Control. Merc says this model is available for R9 999 per month.

Looking at the mechanicals, both derivatives use a four-cylinder engine with the petrol-powered mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The C200 boasts 150kW and 300N.m of torque, while the C220d delivers 147kW and 440N.m. Mercedes claims the C220d can achieve a combined fuel consumption of 4.6l per 100km and the C200 reportedly uses just 6.6l per 100km.

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The zero to 100km/h sprint time is 7,3 seconds for both models.

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The interior is dominated by a high-resolution LCD screen. Mercedes says this sets the driver display apart from traditional cockpits with classic round dials. A touchscreen unit for the second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) functions is located centrally on the dash.

Pricing for the duo are as follows:

C200 R849 000

C220d R908 500

All you need to know about the lux SA built Mercedes Benz C Class now available in Mzansi
The latest W206 C-Class offers striking styling elements. Image: MotorPress
Source: UGC

Playful dog chases Google Maps StreetView car for 15 seconds of fame

If you search for directions in the district of Kumage in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture, you may notice a playful-looking white and brown dog in the Google StreetView images, Briefly News reports.

The playful pooch found an unlikely playmate in the Google Maps car, which has a 360-degree camera located on its roof. Images on Google Maps show the white and brown-coloured dog near a quiet road close to a marina.

The car then moves along the road, but the dog doesn't give up and clearly wants to make the most of his time on camera.

It's likely that the dog thought this interaction with the car was a game as it playfully ran and then came to a halt before charging ahead of the vehicle, all in the hopes of landing the perfect pose. Well, it clearly worked, the dog is a natural on camera.

Source: Briefly News

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