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#13 of 22 additional info to jackfactor's comments
Apr 23, 2000 (6:16 am)
I beleive that they will only send the C240 (6cyl) and the C320(6cyl) in the US. I wish they would ship the Kompressor engine, but it is less likely to happen.
Thank you for your comments by the way
#14 of 22 More 2001 info
May 24, 2000 (8:17 pm)
I have placed an order for an '01 and the dealer did not have specific colors. I think it's safe to assume some colors like black, white, silver, maybe dark blue and a red. If you go to Mercedes worldwide site - not the USA site they show colors but I'm not sure if that is U.S. -it might be a good indicator.
#15 of 22 Mercedes Benz Compressor
Jun 12, 2000 (2:06 pm)
Does anyone out there own a compressor, I'm thinking of leasing one. The dealer gave me a quote of 493 a month for 3yrs, with moon roof, power seats, cd player. I'm not willing to go over 500 a month, this was not said to the dealer. does anyone have a web site that has a good clear picture of the 2001 c 240???
Jun 13, 2000 (7:01 am)
Finally, my dream of owning a Mercedes with 6 speed manual transmission will soon be a reality. Thank goodness, I did not buy a Toyota Celica GT.
Jun 13, 2000 (11:26 pm)
Base models starting under 21,000 USD? Wish that would come true, but I somehow kind of doubt it. If they make a 4 cylinder kompresser 6 speed for the US for under around 27 grand they can sign me up.
#18 of 22 Hatchback
Jun 18, 2000 (3:28 am)
I'm actually a little surprised, and still not entirely convinced, that Mercedes is going to bring their hatchback version to the US. Like all European marques they are extremely aware of their brand value. Americans love big cars, so introducing a small car will damage the brand image to some degree (unknown how much though, it is Mercedes).
Even if they bring it here, it will be priced higher than in Europe. Why? The prices quoted in magazines are for the smallest engine, and they traditionally only bring the two or three highest performance engines to the US. Also, they know they can exact a high premium here.
I would guess the base price will end up around 24-26K. Considering the sedan will start around 30K, that's about the same price difference as in Germany (4K).
#19 of 22 My next car!
Jun 30, 2000 (9:35 pm)
Well, after seeing that website all I can say is WOW! I know what my next new car will be. If this thing is really priced in the low-20's (which would surprise me greatly) they'll sell a ton of them. I always have trouble judging the actual size of teh car in those photos...but if it's comparable to my '95 Accord coupe there's no way I will not buy one. I just hope they don't make it "cheap" like BMW did with the ti's.
Jul 05, 2000 (3:19 pm)
I would have sworn I posted this before, but here it is again...
The new C-Class hatchback will not be marketed as a hatchback, but as a sport coupe. Think more of a small CLK than a Mercedes version of a BMW 318ti. I don't think Mercedes is intending to cheapen its image. I saw pictures of it on www.autobild.de, so check it out (I can't read German either, but at least look at the pictures)...I think it looks pretty good. I also think the new C will be priced less than its European counterpart. A base 2000 C in the UK (a C180 with 1.8 liter 4, no A/C, no alloy wheels, no leather, etc...) costs as much as a US C230 Kompressor.
Todd (1996 C220)
#21 of 22 Check Autoweek.com
Aug 23, 2000 (2:40 am)
That website gives some details about the "C class 3-door sport coupe" being unveiled at the September 28 Paris auto show and coming to the states "next year."
#22 of 22 2002 C-Class Coupe
Nov 22, 2000 (4:35 am)
Auto World Weekly has a two page article on the new Coupe. They have it listed as tested at $29,250 ... That's not cheap.
They tested it with the 5 speed auto and the 2.3 Kompressor engine (the only one available). I realize that it's a Mercedes, and that probably goes a long way towards purchasing decisions for people, but there are cars out there in that price range (like the Acura 3.2 CL-Type S) that will offer stiff competition ...