New Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class Revealed

28 01 2008

Mercedes-Benz has released the first official photos of the new C-Class Sports Coupe, or otherwise, CLC, the name of the company has decided to give the sedan version of the Class C. In fact, if the German manufacturer had kept the same name, it would be no problem, because he has already stayed in the old architecture.

The CTC will be produced in Brazil, in the factory of Juiz de Fora, which Mercedes-Benz built to produce the A-Class. At the end of its production, this facility almost closed its doors before the company was able to know what to do with. The solution was the production of the C-Class Sports Coupe, which partly explains why the company decided to retain the structure of the platform CLC. Boot capacity, for example, is the same: 310 litres.
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The new SIC, the company’s press release says, had its front and rear end redesigned to monitor the visual identity of the sedan, but Mercedes-Benz makes almost 1100 new components have been developed or strengthened. We do not know what it means when we drive the car, but the German automaker said the engines (particularly the four-cylinder 1.8-litre which pushes the C200 Kompressor, and now delivers 184 hp) and a direct-system Behavior steering provide a much more athletic.

The direct-steering system consists of a variable ratio rack associated with a speed-sensitive power steering. In a nutshell, it means that the driver must turn the wheel least in the corners, which can be attractive at high speeds.

There will be six engine offers for the car: two turbo four-cylinder, and two four-cylinder engines and two six-cylinder engines that run on gasoline. They range from 122 hp to 272 hp. The fuel economy has improved by almost 10.8%. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, with two automatic options, a five-speed for four-cylinder engines and the 7G-TRONIC for the six-cylinder powerplants.

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