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Mercedes C-Class W202 turns 30 and turns into youngtimer

The primary era Mercedes C-Class W202 is 30 years previous and is already categorised as a youngtimer. In 2023 the sporty Mercedes C 36 AMG will flip 30 and also will obtain youngtimer standing.

A mannequin turns into a traditional (youngtimer class) 30 years after its launch. In lots of nations all over the world, traditional automobiles get pleasure from sure tax breaks. However past that, youngtimer fashions have develop into more and more enticing to clients. In Germany, for instance, solely 146,169 traditional automobiles have been registered in 2006 and there at the moment are no fewer than 648,365.

In Might 1993, Mercedes launched the brand new mid-class limousine, the successor to the 190 (W201). It was the primary mannequin to bear the title C-Class. Mercedes premiered the primary turbodiesel engine with common-rail expertise within the C-Class W202 in autumn 1997.
Additionally in March 1996, Mercedes launched a station wagon model for the primary time within the C-Class vary  that supplied a cargo quantity of as much as 1510 litres.

All Mercedes C-Class W201 fashions had petrol injection engines: 4-cylinder C 180 (1.8 l/120 hp), C 200 (2.0 l/130 hp), C 220 (2.2 l/150 CP, changed in  1996 by C 230 with 2.3 l and the identical output), V6 C 240 (2.4 l/170 hp) and 6 inline  C 280 (2.8 l/193 hp, changed in 1997 with the v6 with the identical displacement). The vary additionally included two fashions supercharged with mecanical compressor that have been extra dynamic however consumed extra gas: C 200 Kompressor (2 l/180 hp, 192 hp after 1996) and C 230 Kompressor (2.3 l/193 hp).

Three naturally aspirated diesel engines have been supplied on the 1993 launch: C 200 diesel (2 l/75 hp, 88 hp after 1996), C 220 (2.2 l/95 hp) and C 250 diesel (5 cylinder inline, 2.5 l/113 hp). In 1997, Mercedes launched commonrail expertise on the OM611 diesel. Thus, the brand new C 200 CDI develops 102 hp and the C 220 CDI 125 hp.

In September 2023, the AMG model of the C-Class may even obtain traditional automotive standing. Offered in September 1993 on the Frankfurt Motor Present, the C 36 AMG was the primary mannequin to be collectively produced by Mercedes-Benz and AMG, an organization based in 1967.

The Mercedes C 36 AMG was not produced as an AMG mannequin. It was truly a C 280 that was disassembled on the AMG plant in Affalterbach the place the AMG engine, exhaust, suspension, brakes and a pleasant sporty physique package have been fitted. The three.6-litre inline 6-cylinder engine developed 280 hp and was assembled by hand. The engine was mated to a 4-speed automated transmission and accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, with a prime pace of 250 km/h.

Till 1997 when it was changed by the C 43 AMG, the C 36 AMG was bought 5221 instances. Its successor, the Mercedes C 43 AMG, was the primary AMG mannequin to be designed from the beginning as an AMG mannequin and assembled within the Mercedes manufacturing unit.

On the classifieds web sites, Mercedes C 36 AMG fashions in good situation are discovered for costs between 15,000 and 36,000 euros. It’s already an attractively priced collector’s automotive and from subsequent 12 months it additionally will get traditional automotive standing within the youngtimer class.



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