Mercedes-Benz C 280
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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: C 280
Mercedes-Benz C 280

The Mercedes- Benz C-Class was introduced in 1993, as an opponent to the BMW E36 3 Series. It was meant to serve the same purpose as its predecessor, the 190. The C-Class proved to be immeasurably popular, which resulted in it quickly becoming Mercedes-Benz's best-selling class of vehicles worldwide. Much of its fame was attributed to its affordability. These cars were available at prices that had never been seen before. One has to wonder where the savings was coming from. Hopefully not from sloppy manufacturing. At the time the C-Class sedans were the entry level to the Mercedes-Benz range, but now are no longer considered the smallest, least expensive sedans offered by Mercedes-Benz. This title was taken over by the A Class. The model also kept the sporty image of the 190, which appealed to the younger generation that Benz so desired. It had smoother and more rounded lines than the other vehicles produced by Mercedes at the time, and its sporty image gave birth to a competition model in the German Touring would. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is built at the Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, as well as in the South African factory in East London. The very first C-Class sedan was manufactured on June 1, 1993 and the second generation C-Class rolled from the assembly line on July 18, 2000. Noteworthy, on its debut, the C-Class was the only Mercedes model with a full lineup of multi-valve engines. The new family of four cylinder gasoline and Diesel engines debuted in the C before being extending to the E-Class and the LCV. It is for so many reasons that this car and this line have achieved the success that they have. Even from the start it was a measure of luxury, it was full of status, and to boot, had great safety reports.

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