Mercedes-Benz C 200 Avantgarde, 2016 model

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been revised for the 2017 model year, with the C 200 Avantgarde, C 200 Exclusive and C 250 AMG Line gaining a new nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission that replaces the previous 7G-Tronic seven-speeder. The C 180 and the C 350 e plug-in hybrid remain unchanged.

With the change comes a price increase of RM5,000 for the C 200 models, so the Avantgarde now retails at RM253,888 and the Exclusive at RM257,888; the C 250 AMG Line retains its RM287,888 price tag. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Aside from the new gearbox, the mechanicals are the same as before, with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering all three models. In the C 200 variants, it produces 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,200 to 4,000 rpm; the C250 bumps outputs to 211 hp and 350 Nm.

Mercedes-Benz C 200 Exclusive, 2016 model

The change in transmission brings the zero to 100 km/h sprint time down by 0.1 seconds to 7.2 seconds for the C 200 and 6.5 seconds for the C 250; the C 200’s top speed has also increased from 235 km/h to 237 km/h. Oddly enough, combined fuel consumption has actually increased marginally to between 5.6 to 6.1 litres per 100 km on the C 200 and 5.7 to 6.1 litres per 100 km on the C 250.

There are also a number of running changes Mercedes has made, which were already implemented at the end of last year. The C 200 Avantgarde now receives black open-pore ash trim – the same as the C 250 AMG Line – as well as an analogue clock. The entire C-Class range also gains pre-installation for the company’s Rear Seat Entertainment system, which is now available at official dealers.

Meanwhile, the C 250 AMG Line no longer features the full COMAND Online infotainment system, reverting to the basic Audio 20 CD system with Garmin Map Pilot navigation that the C 200 models get. As such, the centre display gets a downgrade in size, from 8.4 inches to 7.0 inches.

Mercedes-Benz C 250 AMG Line, 2016 model

Other than that, kit count remain the same, with the Avantgarde coming with LED High Performance headlights, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, push-button start, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, roller blinds for the rear side windows and rear windscreen, Parking Pilot and a reverse camera.

The Exclusive throws in a more traditional grille with top-mounted three-pointed star, LED Intelligent headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, split-spoke alloys, Artico leather-wrapped dashboard and door cards, brown open-pore ash trim and a sunroof.

The C 250 AMG Line gets the AMG appearance package, AMG five-spoke alloys, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, a Burmester surround sound system and a powered bootlid with handsfree opening. Safety-wise, all models get seven airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, Active Brake Assist (autonomous emergency braking) and Pre-Safe.

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