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#65 of 391 Re: Style changing this year or next? [agarbati]
Apr 13, 2005 (8:26 pm)
I think you might be getting a "facelift" mixed up with a total redesign. The C-Class had a facelift for 2005. Much better interior, new wheels, lights, and a much better sport package for the Sport models. Along with a V8 for the AMG model, which changed from the C32 (V6) to the C55 V8. Now for the 2006 models (early June) all of the other engines change: 200hp V6 C230, 227hp C280 and 268hp C350. The next redesign for the C-Class is due for the 2008 model year in the U.S. The car will likely make its debut (in Europe) in the spring of 2007 in sedan form.
The article on the 2006 C-Class:
"With four completely new V6 engines, the C-Class takes a clear lead in its market segment where output and torque are concerned. Of the new engines, three are V6 petrol units with 150 kW/204 hp (C 230), 170 kW/231 hp (C 280) and 200 kW/272 hp (C 350). The C 320 CDI with the state-of-the-art V6 diesel engine (165 kW/224 hp) also joins the line-up."
Just subtract 4hp from these totals for our versions. No diesel for us though.
#66 of 391 Re: Style changing this year or next? [merc1]
Apr 14, 2005 (11:22 am)
Just got this on the MB website -
2006 C230 Kompressor Sport Sedan
Energized. Impressive sculpted lower bodywork, polished stainless steel exhaust finisher and ultra-responsive 6-speed manual transmission.
Supercharged 1.8L 16-valve inline-4 engine - 189 hp 5,800 rpm
Are they delaying the engine upgrades?
#67 of 391 Re: Style changing this year or next? [agarbati]
Apr 14, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Which MB site was that? On the MBUSA.com site I only saw the 2005 model listing.
#69 of 391 Re: Style changing this year or next? [agarbati]
Apr 15, 2005 (4:31 am)
Well on one page it says 2006 and the main page says 2005, I'll go with the 2005 designation. All things indicate that the 4-cylinder is history in June. Site error imo.
#70 of 391 All this talk has whet my appetite...
Apr 15, 2005 (7:06 am)
...for a 2006/07 C. I currently have a 2000 C230, which I plan to keep (it only has 28,000 miles). I definitely want 4MATIC next time around--and probably the C280 model. I'm curious how that car would be priced--I'd also add sunroof, lighting, and entertainment packages, as well as the multicounter seat. IIRC, the C240 4MATIC is pushing $40K with those features--so maybe $42K for the 280?
#71 of 391 Re: All this talk has whet my appetite... [billp8]
Apr 15, 2005 (3:04 pm)
I doubt the price will go up quite that much. The E-class went up just a bit under $2k for the 350, but the c-class is in a more competitive pricepoint, and if the 280 is going to be more powerful than the outgoing 320, they will really lose sales on the big engine car if they raise it that much, IMO. I could be wrong, we'll just have to wait and see, and I'm sure those numbers will leak soon...I'll be sure to blab!
#72 of 391 c230 stays as is, with minor changes (available ipod kit, wheels, etc.)
Apr 17, 2005 (1:28 pm)
Can't see the logic in replacing the c230 1.8 with a detuned near-equal HP V6. Too confusing to the US market, more expensive, etc. The c230 1.8 will likely remain in 2006. It is selling really well now, and will continue to sell well as the entry level model in the entry level category. With that structure, the model line makes more sense, too, keeping the 190hp 230, the 225hp 280 replacing the 240 in a long overdue update (making the 240 worth the extra money over the 230 now), and the 350 leading the class for once, with 268hp and RWD/AWD.
#73 of 391 Re: c230 stays as is, with minor changes (available ipod kit, wheels, etc.) [ikramerica]
Apr 17, 2005 (8:42 pm)
I can see what you're saying, but nowadays MB must play by the same rules and all of the entry level cars are going to 6-cylinders now. There are no 4-cylinder BMWs anymore and the new IS250 will be priced right along with the C230 V6, so Mercedes may not have a choice. Only Audi, Acura and Saab seem to sticking to 4-cylinder entry level models. I personally won't miss the 4 one bit.
#74 of 391 Salesman error - C230 gets V6!
Apr 29, 2005 (4:39 pm)
Here are the absolute US specs for 2006.
C230 - 2.5L V6 at 201hp,181lbft
C280 - 3.0L V6 at 228hp,221lbft
C350 - 3.5L V6 at 268hp,258lbft
This is printed from a dealer spec sheet.
PS - can we change the title to C230, C280 and C350, since the C230 is new as well?