New C class?

1993-Present: C200 CDI, C220 CDI, C270 CDI, C180, C200 Kompressor, C230 Kompressor, C220, C230, C280, C300 C350, CGI & CDI BlueEfficiency variants
Post Reply
User avatar
Hendrik
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 5497
Joined: Thu 28 Jul, 2005 10:33 am
Model you own: w124
Location: Hawthorndene SA

New C class?

Post by Hendrik » Sat 20 Jan, 2007 9:14 pm

Apparently this is the new C class.
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/first_offi ... 406&page=1
Looks more like a CLK or something.

User avatar
Des
300 SL Gullwing
Posts: 3192
Joined: Mon 27 Mar, 2006 1:04 pm
Model you own: w114

Post by Des » Sat 20 Jan, 2007 9:18 pm

If you are interested there is a lot of reading here about the new C Class:

http://emercedesbenz.com/
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Mercedes Benz 170220 Club Website
http://www.170220.com/
Mercedes Benz 170220 Club Forum
http://www.170220.com/170smf/index.php
--------------------------------------------------------------------

MR028
Pagoda
Posts: 151
Joined: Thu 01 Jun, 2006 10:14 pm
Model you own: w208

Post by MR028 » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 8:15 pm

Fortunately not all the models in the series have abandoned the traditional star above the bonnet, which the Elegance & Classic retain. I know I'd never buy a Mercedes sedan without a star above the bonnet :!: I'm kinda glad to see M-B moving away from those circular headlamps, back to something more muscular. Image

User avatar
Hendrik
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 5497
Joined: Thu 28 Jul, 2005 10:33 am
Model you own: w124
Location: Hawthorndene SA

Post by Hendrik » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 10:47 am

I read on a bit further and yes it is the C class sports model that don't have a bonnet star.
However I seem to remember that the EU was making noises about banning things like bonnet emblems, due to the dangers they pose to pedestrians. I suppose this is another example of the PC EU justyfing their existence by coming up with stupid laws that make life just a little bit more effed up.
Personally I like the conspiracy theory that manufacturers who do not have a bonnet emblem (such as BM, owdi, peoples car, et al.) are pushing this to force DC to get rid of the bonnet bling and thus make MB cars look more cheaply.

User avatar
Des
300 SL Gullwing
Posts: 3192
Joined: Mon 27 Mar, 2006 1:04 pm
Model you own: w114

Post by Des » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 12:34 pm

Hendrik and others,
I heard that before, that the bonnet star is dangerous to pedestrians, I just don't understand this though.

If you were run into at say 10k -20's per hour, what are you going to be more worried about, the star or the bumper breaking your legs and the car running over you?
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Mercedes Benz 170220 Club Website
http://www.170220.com/
Mercedes Benz 170220 Club Forum
http://www.170220.com/170smf/index.php
--------------------------------------------------------------------

User avatar
OzBenzHead
300 SLR
Posts: 2048
Joined: Mon 22 Aug, 2005 9:11 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Byron Shire, Northern NSW, Australia

Post by OzBenzHead » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 2:12 pm

The pedestrians ought to keep out of the way. If not, they get branded with one of the world's most prestigious automobile logos.

The way they are hinged they can't pose any risk of serious injury and, as Hendrik suggests, it's more likely to be a conspiracy based on sour grapes.

See http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto ... 0322luxury
OzBenzHead
Currently owned:
1965 W112 300 SE/C
1983 C126 380 SEC

and formerly:
1955 W180 220a
1965 W111 220 S
1970 W108 280 SE (my first Benz)
1973 W116 280 SE Crayford Estate (previously owned by Rolf Harris)
1980 W116 280 SE
1989 W124 300 E
1992 W201 180 E
1992 W201 190 E 2.0
+ numerous W108 and W116 rolling spares

and prior to my M-B enlightenment:
53 other cars of many nations, but mostly British oil-leakers (including 14 Rovers of the 50s and 60s) cursed by Lucas the Prince of Darkness. First car owned (at age 13): 1953 Fiat. Learned to drive in: 1927 Nash utility paddock-basher & Grey Fergie tractor. Driven distance (logged as at 30 June 2016): 4.6 million km.

User avatar
arkenstone
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 775
Joined: Tue 07 Mar, 2006 9:04 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Bentleigh.Vic.AU

Post by arkenstone » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 8:46 am

Pitty the stealerships have no idea about customer relations, eh?
1989 420SEL
Des wrote:When the sun shines on that star and it gleems and shines bright in the sun it makes you feel just a little bit better off than everyone else.

User avatar
Hendrik
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 5497
Joined: Thu 28 Jul, 2005 10:33 am
Model you own: w124
Location: Hawthorndene SA

Post by Hendrik » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 11:11 am

arkenstone wrote:Pitty the stealerships have no idea about customer relations, eh?
Don't know, all depends on your image. Walk in there with normal Aussie attire and they will ignore you but go in there with suit and tie and they are all over you like a rash. Guess if you walk in with suit, tie and briefcase they will give your shoes a tongue bath :) :)

User avatar
arkenstone
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 775
Joined: Tue 07 Mar, 2006 9:04 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Bentleigh.Vic.AU

Post by arkenstone » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 2:27 pm

Even in an older Benz?

I mean mine's new in comparison to a lot of the other vets on here and they're never interested in me. Been in there twice and called once.

What I am impressed with though is the MB.au website. You put in what part(s) you need and within a couple of hours you get two or three calls from various dealerships trying to haggle with each other.

That's what I'd expect from an in-person visit, too.

My car's no less of a Benz because of its age (or market value).
1989 420SEL
Des wrote:When the sun shines on that star and it gleems and shines bright in the sun it makes you feel just a little bit better off than everyone else.

User avatar
OzBenzHead
300 SLR
Posts: 2048
Joined: Mon 22 Aug, 2005 9:11 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Byron Shire, Northern NSW, Australia

Post by OzBenzHead » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 2:59 pm

Hendrik:
Don't know, all depends on your image. Walk in there with normal Aussie attire and they will ignore you but go in there with suit and tie and they are all over you like a rash. Guess if you walk in with suit, tie and briefcase they will give your shoes a tongue bath
True - but it sucks, big time!

I have refused to wear a tie - for any occasion - for 30 years (I regard it as totally inappropriate attire for tropical climes, and also see it as a symbol of wage slavery). It doesn't make me any less worthy a human being.

If people want to negatively judge me on appearances (including the age of the car I drive), it's their loss - and I'll take my business elsewhere.

(Just my somewhat antiestablishmentarianism having its two bobs' worth!)
OzBenzHead
Currently owned:
1965 W112 300 SE/C
1983 C126 380 SEC

and formerly:
1955 W180 220a
1965 W111 220 S
1970 W108 280 SE (my first Benz)
1973 W116 280 SE Crayford Estate (previously owned by Rolf Harris)
1980 W116 280 SE
1989 W124 300 E
1992 W201 180 E
1992 W201 190 E 2.0
+ numerous W108 and W116 rolling spares

and prior to my M-B enlightenment:
53 other cars of many nations, but mostly British oil-leakers (including 14 Rovers of the 50s and 60s) cursed by Lucas the Prince of Darkness. First car owned (at age 13): 1953 Fiat. Learned to drive in: 1927 Nash utility paddock-basher & Grey Fergie tractor. Driven distance (logged as at 30 June 2016): 4.6 million km.

420 SE
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 2256
Joined: Tue 30 Aug, 2005 5:54 pm
Model you own: w126
Location: Gold Coast - Q, AU, & Doha, Qatar

Post by 420 SE » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 9:07 pm

Gordon, I'm with you on that!! I haven't worn a tie (OK there have been a few occasions where they wouldn't let me in unless I wore a tie) for many years - and certainly not to work, even when my Director General and Minister 'suggested' it would be a good thing (PTL I am no longer part of the machine of govt - but that is whole other story).

A few years ago I went to swap my wifes car - which I do every 3 years, for a new C class, our local MB dealer did not even return calls, her car at the time was a 3 year old C class, I wound up getting her a pussy cat, when time to change that, same story (even with a 3 yo pussy cat!) for an E wagon, so she now drives an OOOO wagon.

I recently had the opportunity to have drinks with the MB dealer principal - he nearly choked on his olive when I told him this story :lol:
Ross
"I don't know, it's just some random dude..."

220 SEb - 1962 (Hilda - sadly gone to which there is no return)
420 SE - 1988 (Lucy) - back into service!
ML 500 - 2008 (the Doha desert Dame) - retired
ML 400 - 2015 (the new Doha desert Dame, or is that Princess?)
A couple of others not worth mentioning

Beware of fundamentalists
#73

The 126 - undoubtedly the last, best large body MB

420 SE
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 2256
Joined: Tue 30 Aug, 2005 5:54 pm
Model you own: w126
Location: Gold Coast - Q, AU, & Doha, Qatar

Post by 420 SE » Wed 24 Jan, 2007 9:40 pm

arkenstone wrote:Even in an older Benz?

I mean mine's new in comparison to a lot of the other vets on here and they're never interested in me. Been in there twice and called once.

What I am impressed with though is the MB.au website. You put in what part(s) you need and within a couple of hours you get two or three calls from various dealerships trying to haggle with each other.

That's what I'd expect from an in-person visit, too.

My car's no less of a Benz because of its age (or market value).
Hey ark, I must be being blonde, I've searched through the MBAU site and can't find where you do a parts request, could you help me out and post the link??

BTW I've already asked the forum sponsor and they can't help with what I'm after.

Cheers
Ross
"I don't know, it's just some random dude..."

220 SEb - 1962 (Hilda - sadly gone to which there is no return)
420 SE - 1988 (Lucy) - back into service!
ML 500 - 2008 (the Doha desert Dame) - retired
ML 400 - 2015 (the new Doha desert Dame, or is that Princess?)
A couple of others not worth mentioning

Beware of fundamentalists
#73

The 126 - undoubtedly the last, best large body MB

User avatar
Mathew
250s
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue 25 Jul, 2006 10:37 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Wagga Wagga

Post by Mathew » Fri 26 Jan, 2007 7:44 am

Luv that new C-class really nice looking car I'll just wait for five years depreciation. As for the service well I have used both Marshall's and Tynan Motor's and have walked in, in shorts and a T-shirt and never been treated second rate sad too hear so many have. At the Sydney motor show the BMW peoople didn't want to know us I figured that was because we were too casually attired.
Cheers Mat :wink:
Mathew.Kean
MBCNSW Member
1969 230 300,000+ miles
1989 420SEL 390,000km
1995 E220 Cabriolet 151,000km
1996 E230 220,000km
1997 S280 161,000km
2011 C250 62,000km

User avatar
arkenstone
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 775
Joined: Tue 07 Mar, 2006 9:04 am
Model you own: w126
Location: Bentleigh.Vic.AU

Post by arkenstone » Mon 29 Jan, 2007 11:43 am

420 SE wrote:I've searched through the MBAU site and can't find where you do a parts request, could you help me out and post the link??
'Contact us' up the top of the page, then hit the 'parts' radio button :)


Can ya tell us whatcha getting :shock: :?:
1989 420SEL
Des wrote:When the sun shines on that star and it gleems and shines bright in the sun it makes you feel just a little bit better off than everyone else.

420 SE
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 2256
Joined: Tue 30 Aug, 2005 5:54 pm
Model you own: w126
Location: Gold Coast - Q, AU, & Doha, Qatar

Post by 420 SE » Mon 29 Jan, 2007 8:50 pm

Thanks ark!

Querie placed - let's see what happens.

Carpet set (I hope!!)
Ross
"I don't know, it's just some random dude..."

220 SEb - 1962 (Hilda - sadly gone to which there is no return)
420 SE - 1988 (Lucy) - back into service!
ML 500 - 2008 (the Doha desert Dame) - retired
ML 400 - 2015 (the new Doha desert Dame, or is that Princess?)
A couple of others not worth mentioning

Beware of fundamentalists
#73

The 126 - undoubtedly the last, best large body MB

Post Reply

Return to “W202-w205 C-Class Sedan, Estate & Coupe”