190 W201 was the example of what a Compact Executive car should be. With sales skyrocketing Mercedes knew they had a smash hit with the still ill ridden public from the 2nd oil crisis. October 1986 began the research and design of the W201’s successor. Picking and pulling already produced pieces from Mercedes current models creating a makeshift modern Frankenstein the first Mercedes W202 C-Class was born. Sold as Mercedes affordable entry class car. With 1 in 5 Mercedes sold being the famed Mercedes C-Class, a shop owner who understands the importance of knowledge should have a Mercedes C-Class Service Manual from eManualOnline. if you haven't so, head on over before all the paperless downloads are sold out.
To resume, the Mercedes C-Class took an updated form of its predecessor W201 with smooth body lines and a W140 S-Class front end fuzed with R129 SL-Class headlights. Mostly found in four and six cylinder engine options mated to a four speed automatic and later a 5 speed automatic. The first gen proved to be fairly economical as its predecessor. In 1995 the release of the high performance 3.6 liter inline 6 C36 AMG attained recognition as the safety car for Formula 1 Season of 1996 and 1997.
2000 was the initiation of the second generation C-Class C240 and C320 powered by a 2.6 liter and 3.2 liter V6 mated to a six speed manual, standard on the C240 or an optional five speed automatic which was standard on the C320. Another change in the second generation was the meaning behind C240 and C320. Previously designed to specify the engine liter size the 2nd gen was no longer equivalent to what was under the hood. Also in 2005 we saw the welcoming of the 5.5 liter V8 AMG.
Third generation C-Class were released under Daimler-Chrysler in which seemed to attain a slight resemblance to the Chrysler Sebring. Powered by a 3.0 and 3.5 liter V6 mated to a six speed manual found standard on the C300 Sport but mostly found mated to a seven speed automatic and with the availability of 4Matic.
Todays C-Class has taken a step into the future with modern technological accommodations, lacking in most cars such as: Apple Carplay, USB Charging Ports for each occupant, and Cinematic Screens that seem to resemble your typical iPhone. Your Standard C300 could be found with a 2.0 inline 4 cylinder turbo, Capable of producing 255HP. Speaking of Modern Tech, did you know eManualOnline has your Mercedes C Class Workshop Manual that can be downloaded to your phone. Check it out.