Heads up folks, the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is now here in Malaysia. Readers Eric Tan and Jason Lo sighted trailer loads of the new W205 today.
The angle of these photos unfortunately do not let us see the badge on the left side of the boot lid that would indicate the engine variant under the hood, but the fact that there’s no Hybrid or Bluetec badging on the right side of the boot lid rules out hybrid or diesel variants.
All the cars on the trailer look like they have the same exterior and wheel design. The alloy wheel design matches the 17-inch double five-spoke design found on the UK spec’s Sport line model, and the grille on the front is a sports grille instead of the traditional design with the hood ornament.
Given that even the W212 E-Class facelift is only available with the sports grille in Malaysia, we expect that the W205 C-Class will get the sports grille across the board for our local spec. There are various exterior packages for the W205 C-Class. While this looks like a Sport Line exterior (the middle car), the other two lines available are SE (left) and AMG Line (right).
We’re expecting the Malaysian W205 range to be available as a 184 hp/300 Nm C 200 and a 211 hp/350 Nm C 250 as base models, but the duo could eventually be flanked by a 156 hp/250 Nm C 180 at the lower end and a C 400 – or a C 450 – as a range-topper, not counting the C 63 AMG, of course.
Traditionally, Mercedes-Benz cars usually come in as a CBU for the first batch or so before full scale SKD assembly operations begin in Pekan. Could this be a first batch of CBU cars?