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Old 21st April 2021, 11:07   #1
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class long-wheelbase unveiled in China

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2021 C-Class L for the Chinese market. The car was showcased at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show.

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The C-Class L is a long-wheelbase version of the regular C-Class. While Mercedes hasn't revealed the dimensions of the car, it is rumoured to be around 89 mm longer than the standard C-Class.

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The long-wheelbase version gets a different grille to help differentiate it from the standard model. On the inside, the car gets bigger armrests and comfy headrests. It is also said to offer a plusher ride and has better soundproofing.

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In China, the C-Class L will be available in two variants - C200 L and C260 L. The car is expected to come with three engine options including a 1.5-litre motor, a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid unit and a 2.0-litre engine producing 198 BHP. Both variants will come with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the top-end variants will get all-wheel drive.

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Mercedes has no plans to launch the C-Class L in India. However, if launched, it could compete with the BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine.

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Old 21st April 2021, 11:15   #2
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re: Mercedes-Benz C-Class long-wheelbase unveiled in China

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Mercedes has no plans to launch the C-Class L in India. However, if launched, it could compete with the BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine.

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They should seriously consider launching it in India. Looking at the E-LWB version sales figures in the country, C-LWB would be a runaway success. For a vast majority of the chauffeur-driven luxury car buyers, there is no bigger snob value than a Merc.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz C-Class long-wheelbase unveiled in China

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They should seriously consider launching it in India. Looking at the E-LWB version sales figures in the country, C-LWB would be a runaway success.
Agreed totally. Especially because the C-Class is so cramped on the backseat, far less space than even a humble Honda City.

But they should do a "BMW" and offer both variants, the regular wheelbase and LWB. Let the customer choose. While the E-Class LWB absolutely rocks for chauffeur-driven owners, I know of innumerable customers who deflected to the 5-Series, A6 etc. because they didn't want to be self-driving a limousine.
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