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December 16 2013

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

C-Class at its best

Stuttgart - The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes- Benz success story and sets new standards  in the premium mid-range class. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight design  concept boasting  weight savings of up to 220 lbs, excellent aerodynamics and new, economical engines, the C-Class establishes new benchmarks in its class.  A host of new assistance systems offer safety of the highest standard, while  a new suspension, optionally  air-sprung, provides  for exemplary  ride and driv- ing comfort as well as nimble  and agile handling. In terms of appearance the new C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotion- al design  and its high-class interior.  Many other innovations and interior touches  underscore the sedan's luxurious comfort and refined sportiness. In all, the perceived  quality of the new C-Class feels like an "upgrade to a higher class  of travel."

The C-Class is the top-selling model series from Mercedes-Benz. Sales of the preceding  model, which was launched  in 2007, total over 2.4 million. The new C-Class offers sensuous and clear design and a host of technical  innovations  as well as a comprehensive scope of standard equipment and exemplary  emission and fuel consumption values. The U.S. market  launches  with two C-Class mod- els: C300 4MATIC with a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection  in-line four- cylinder engine with preliminary power figures of 235 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and a C400 4MATIC with a 3.0L turbocharged direct-injection V6 at 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.

"Mercedes at its best - that's the new C-Class, which sets new standards for the mid-range segment  on many fronts," says Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management  of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and

Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. "It is characterised by an emotional yet clear design which is continued  in the high-quality  and modern interior. Its efficient and high-performance engineering provides the basis for a high standard of driving enjoyment."

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