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Mercedes-Benz C-Class: The technology of the new 4MATIC generationMercedes-Benz C-Class: The technology of the new 4MATIC generationMercedes-Benz C-Class: The technology of the new 4MATIC generationMercedes-Benz C-Class: The technology of the new 4MATIC generationMercedes-Benz C-Class: The technology of the new 4MATIC generationDr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, presents the C 300 BLUETEC HYBRID at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle is a near-series study based on the new C-Class Estate from the S 204 series.Presentation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate, S 204 series, at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Hans Tempel, President and CEO of DaimlerChrysler Japan and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.The body index, which has been developed by Mercedes engineers, indicates how agile the new C-Class is on the road. The higher the body index, the better the suspension is connected to the body and the tauter is the suspension tuning. With the standard AGILITY CONTROL suspension, the body index of the C-Class is 1.91 to 2.01 hertz; and with the dynamic handling package, the body index achieves values of up to 2.46 hertz, which are typical of sports cars. The excellent axle load ratio ensures a near-perfect balance between front and rear axles, thereby meeting one of the key requirements for traction, driving stability and vehicle dynamics.With the optionally available dynamic handling package, the agility of the new C-Class Estate advances into the league of thoroughbred sports cars. In the „Sport“ and „Comfort“ programmes, there is continuously variable electronic control of the dampers on each wheel.The body index, which has been developed by Mercedes engineers, indicates how agile the new C-Class is on the road. The higher the body index, the better the suspension is connected to the body and the tauter is the suspension tuning. With the standard AGILITY CONTROL suspension, the body index of the C-Class is 1.91 to 2.01 hertz; and with the dynamic handling package, the body index achieves values of up to 2.46 hertz, which are typical of sports cars. The excellent axle load ratio ensures a near-perfect balance between front and rear axles, thereby meeting one of the key requirements for traction, driving stability and vehicle dynamics.The body index, which has been developed by Mercedes engineers, indicates how agile the new C-Class is on the road. The higher the body index, the better the suspension is connected to the body and the tauter is the suspension tuning. With the standard AGILITY CONTROL suspension, the body index of the C-Class is 1.91 to 2.01 hertz; and with the dynamic handling package, the body index achieves values of up to 2.46 hertz, which are typical of sports cars. The excellent axle load ratio ensures a near-perfect balance between front and rear axles, thereby meeting one of the key requirements for traction, driving stability and vehicle dynamics.With the optionally available dynamic handling package, the agility of the new C-Class Estate advances into the league of thoroughbred sports cars. In the „Sport“ and „Comfort“ programmes, there is continuously variable electronic control of the dampers on each wheel.In the optionally available level control for the C-Class Estate, all the components are integrated in the damper.Mercedes-Benz C-Class, C 200 CDI, Power Output GraphThe body index, which has been developed by Mercedes engineers, indicates how agile the new C-Class is on the road. The higher the body index, the better the suspension is connected to the body and the tauter is the suspension tuning. With the standard AGILITY CONTROL suspension, the body index of the C-Class is 1.91 to 2.01 hertz; and with the dynamic handling package, the body index achieves values of up to 2.46 hertz, which are typical of sports cars. The excellent axle load ratio ensures a near-perfect balance between front and rear axles, thereby meeting one of the key requirements for traction, driving stability and vehicle dynamics.Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 AMG, Power Output GraphMercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 AMGThe AGILITY CONTROL chassis on the new C-Class has been made even better with the newly developed rack-and-pinion steering. It works with aMercedes-Benz has again improved the details of the multi-link independent rear suspension for the new C-Class. For instance, the subframe and its mountings have been redesigned, the latter now being supported with an additional strut in two planes to the body. Lower weight, reduced road roar and tyre vibration coupled with improved vibration comfort are the main benefits of these modifications.The standard-fit AGILITY CONTROL chassis is based on an amplitude-dependent damping system: under normal driving conditions and low excitation of the shock absorbers, the damping forces are reduced automatically, which leads to a noticeable improvement in the car’s road roar and tyre vibration characteristics. Larger excitation of the shock absorber, for instance on dynamic cornering or with evasive manoeuvring, means the maximum damping force is applied and the car is effectively stabilised.The ADVANCED AGILITY package with Sport mode will be available as an optional extra for the C-Class from autumn 2007. It provides the driver with a choice of two shift modes: Sport and Comfort. These shift programmes provide infinitely variable control of the shock absorbers.Despite significantly higher output and even higher torque, the fuel consumption for the four-cylinder CDI engines is 0.3 litres less per 100 kilometres than the outgoing model. The Stuttgart-based engineers have further improved the engine, turbocharger and common-rail direct injection – over 90 com ponents have been modified.Mercedes-Benz has placed particular emphasis on refining its four-cylinder engines. In the petrol engine line-up the output of the C 180 KOMPRESSOR entry-level model has been increased from the previous 105 kW/143 hp to 115 kW/156 hp, maximum torque has been increased by 4.5 percent from 220 to 230 Newton metres. The C 200 KOMPRESSOR delivers an extra 15 kW/ 20 hp, producing 135 kW/184 hp, and maximum torque of 250 Newton metres from 2800 rpm.Mercedes-Benz has placed particular emphasis on refining its four-cylinder engines. In the petrol engine line-up the output of the C 180 KOMPRESSOR entry-level model has been increased from the previous 105 kW/143 hp to 115 kW/156 hp, maximum torque has been increased by 4.5 percent from 220 to 230 Newton metres. The C 200 KOMPRESSOR delivers an extra 15 kW/ 20 hp, producing 135 kW/184 hp, and maximum torque of 250 Newton metres from 2800 rpm.The new C-Class has adopted the ultra-modern six-cylinder engines virtually unchanged from the out range from 150 kW/204 hp to 200 kW/272 hp.The new C-Class has adopted the ultra-modern six-cylinder engines virtually unchanged from the out range from 150 kW/204 hp to 200 kW/272 hp.The ultra-modern V6 diesel engine remains unchanged in the C-Class line-up. Producing 165 kW/224 hp and maximum torque of 510 Newton metres, this six-cylinder engine is among the most powerful engines in its class.The new C-Class has adopted the ultra-modern six-cylinder engines virtually unchanged from the out range from 150 kW/204 hp to 200 kW/272 hp.Mercedes-Benz has placed particular emphasis on refining its four-cylinder engines. In the petrol engine line-up the output of the C 180 KOMPRESSOR entry-level model has been increased from the previous 105 kW/143 hp to 115 kW/156 hp, maximum torque has been increased by 4.5 percent from 220 to 230 Newton metres. The C 200 KOMPRESSOR delivers an extra 15 kW/ 20 hp, producing 135 kW/184 hp, and maximum torque of 250 Newton metres from 2800 rpm.With a remarkable output boost of over 13 percent and an increase in torque of around 18 percent, the engines give the new C-Class its athletic performance.With the exception of the C 350, all the new C-Class models come as standard with a six-speed transmission featuring AGILITY CONTROL gearshift, which offers short gearshift travel and precise action. For the C 320 CDI the Mercedes engineers have developed a new manual transmission: wider gear wheels, a third bearing plane for the countershaft gear and main shaft as well as a larger clutch mean this transmission can transfer the high torque from the six-cylinder unit (510 Newton metres).The ultra-modern V6 diesel engine remains unchanged in the C-Class line-up. Producing 165 kW/224 hp and maximum torque of 510 Newton metres, this six-cylinder engine is among the most powerful engines in its class.
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