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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class series keeps on growing with the dynamic C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY. Building upon its international reputation for delivering well-engineered, sporty vehicles, the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY will make its indelible mark on the Hong Kong auto market as well as other markets around the world. The C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY continues the legacy of the other models in the C-Class including the C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY, C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY, C 250 BlueEFFICIENCY and C 63 AMG for unparalleled luxury, safety and performance.

True connoisseurs will appreciate the exterior design, its strong attention and Mercedes-Benz commitment to maintaining the distinctive visual appeal of the C-Class series. From its sporty and expressive lines that accentuate an attractive silhouette to its compact proportions the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY exudes an air of confidence. A double-louvred radiator grille combined with deep-set air inlet line with integral daytime running lamps enhances its dynamism. The final touches to the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY are the 17” 5-twin spoke light alloy wheels that offer more resistance and response to bumpy, pothole filled roads.

If drivers are enamored by the exterior features of the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY, they will be equally impressed with the vehicle’s interior. A state of the art instrument panel with three-dimensional tube-shaped rings made of galvanised metal, easily accessible controls and a 3-spoke steering wheel and the shift/selector lever enhance the overall driving experience. With trim elements available in wood or aluminium, drivers will find the sophisticated interior design irresistible.

In the luxury car segment, many car manufacturers are committing to improving the safety of all vehicle occupants.   The Audi A4 2.0T Premium 4dr AWD Quattro Sedan come with advanced safety features such as Brake Assist, Impact Protection and reinforced high strength steel/aluminum frames.  The BMW 328 comes with Stability control that reduces engine power and in some cases apply the brakes to prevent loss of vehicle control when it senses that the vehicle isn’t handling as it should. Mercedes-Benz with the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY continues to offer many standard and optional safety features that allow its vehicles to support its drivers and passengers in critical situations. The C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY comes equipped with adaptive brake lights that flash 5.5 times per second, warning vehicles behind you and giving them more time to react.

Optional features such as a Rear-View Camera and Adaptive Highbeam Assist improve vehicle visibility at all times.  The Rear-View Camera provides the driver with an increased field of vision during parking and reverses maneuvers. The Rear-View Camera can only be integrated with vehicles that have the optional COMAND multimedia system, allowing drivers to see the rear of the vehicle. The Adaptive Highbeam Assist automatically switches to low beam as soon as the camera detects another vehicle with its lights on; eliminating the need for manual switching between low and high beam lights.

With the new C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY, Mercedes-Benz unleashes a powerful 184 horsepower 1.8 litre 4-cylinder turbo engine. Aided by a 270 maximum torque and 1800 nm’s at 4600 rpm’s, the C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY can reach 100km/h within 7.8 seconds. With the ability to reach a maximum speed of 235 km’s per hour, it is one of the fastest cars in its segment. Although it is not a standard option in this vehicle, the7G-TRONIC PLUS improves acceleration and agility. Its seven-speed automatic transmission allows for shorter smoother gear shifts by skipping over gears and a constantly optimised rpm level that reduces fuel consumption.

The C 200 BlueEFFICIENCY is smartly designed for optimal vehicle occupant safety, luxurious interior and exterior styling and optimal performance.

Jack Chu is a writer based in Hong Kong and he specializes in writing about cars.