When the oldest car maker in the world renews its most important model its passenger car range, you can expect that they reach for the stars. This is exactly what they did.
The C-Class achieves new levels of harmonious mobility, striking a perfect balance between sportiness, comfort, safety, refinement and economy.
The size of the C-Class is just "right" and ideally suited to its sporting yet comfortable road behaviour and handling.
Its state of the art chassis is not only equipped with a world class suspension, its carries also a host of electronic safety systems, achieving hitherto unseen levels of safety and sophistication in its class.
We drove various models of the range, focusing howewer on the top model, the C 400, not only for its marvelous six cilinder engine and powertrain, but also for its all-new adjustable hydropneumatic suspension, which sets new standards no doubt. But, as the photo below shows, we also got acquainted with other versions, here is the version with the "classic" radiator with Marseille in the background...
A full report will follow soon, together with interviews with the engineers, designers, product managers, in short, the remarkeable men and women who made this car.
Stay tuned on these columns for a further dramatic journey, with many more photos, interviews and comments, into the Mercedes world of dedication and passion to reach for the stars and yes, to achieve perfection.
Hans Knol ten Bensel