Elegance, Charm and timeless beauty are the words that come to the mind at the sight of the Benz C200 AGM. Equipped with high tech gadgets, chic bodystyling and a luxurious drive, Benz C200 ensures a pleasurable and rewarding ride.
Benz C200 is stacked with high end technology such as a fully digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster and a command display with a 12.3-inch diagonal, electrically powered starter, cruise control, different drive modes with ‘Dynamic Select’ and my personal favourite, auto parking with parking sensors and 360 degree cameras.
With a 2.0 liter 1500cc petrol engine, the C200 gives a smooth and comfortable ride. Nevertheless this laidback cruiser can be stirred into life with the throttle of the turbocharged four cylinder engine and the 9G-TRONIC and 9 speed auto transmission that also aids in a better fuel consumption. Benz C200 records an acceleration of 0–100km/h in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 149mph.
The interior of the C200 is lined with extravagance including open-pore wood trim and leather seats. The adjustable multifunctional steering wheel covered with black nappa leather and sports pedals brushed with stainless steel offers a sporty feel to the car. The coloured screen mounted high on the dashboard is easy for viewing and can be operated by a rotary controller between the front seats. The panoramic sunroof and the Burmester Surround sound system with two USB ports in the centre console add further functionality to the vehicle.
The vehicle ensures the comfort of the passengers with supplementary equipment including reading lights, an adjustable steering wheel, a media interface to connect the smartphone to the car and electronically adjustable seats with the ability to store seat adjustments of 3 drivers. Benz C200 further provides a serene environment to the passengers with lights, sounds and fragrances that can be combined at the touch of a button.
C200 comes with the elegance and style that Benz is celebrated for. The vehicle’s sophisticated design including sleek lines and sides and the bodyline contours offer great visual appeal. The AMG Bodystyling with 18 inch AMG Wheels sharpens the core design, while the large Mercedes badge in the centre of the grille elevates the overall outlook of the car.
The Merc is equipped with standard safety and auxiliary equipment. The C200 entails seven airbags, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, parking assist, automatic emergency braking, speed limit assist and Merc’s Pre-Safe collision protection system, that provides maximum protection during a collision. The reversing camera, tire pressure monitoring system and driver attention warning system also assists to avoid accidents, while the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC automatically regulates the distance from the vehicle in front.
The Mercedes C200 is a strong all-round package with a dynamic throttle, a classy interior, a sensual ambience and a great visual appeal. Providing both a comfort and a safe drive, the C200 offers a rewarding ride and a reliable partner for your journey.
By Sunali Fernando