Mercedes-Benz Australia has bumped up the prices and clearly alone the agent versions of its accepted C-Class mid-size car ambit in Australia.
Some models, like the entry-level C200 and acknowledged C300 auto from $66,300 and $74,700 appropriately (before on-road costs) jump aloof $500, while the afresh appear C300e constituent electric agent (PHEV) cops a abundant $2313 backpack (see abounding appraisement table below).
According to Mercedes-Benz Australia media relations and artefact communications manager Ryan Lewis, there are assorted factors accidental to why prices move so inconsistently with anniversary other, including bill fluctuations and accessory blueprint alterations that advice advance the offering.
“Although I cannot animadversion on specific capacity apropos how we actuate appraisement for our vehicles, I can affirm that amount increases accept been fabricated beyond assorted Mercedes-Benz models to acclimatize for a cardinal of changes including, but not bound to, alternation of barter rates,” he told CarsGuide. “Each agent alternative is adapted alone and afflicted by altered factors.”
Mr Lewis added that the blueprint differences are bottomward to things like altered trim abstracts on some variants and other, near-invisible alterations, such as a one-metre best allegation bond in the C300e.
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Note that the Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63S in sedan, Estate wagon and auto formats abide the aforementioned as before.
Meanwhile, the dematerialization agent variants is in band with crumbling customer appeal for the fuel, with the PHEV demography up the baggy (in auto anatomy anyway). It additionally opens the aperture for added electrification alternatives in the future, admitting Australia won’t see this until the absolutely redesigned ‘W206’ C-Class debuts after abutting year.
“Buyers are trending abroad from diesels in assertive segments,” Mr Lewis said. “But it isn’t the end of diesel, and we’re assessing it on a model-for-model basis… and area we can action constituent hybrid, we do.”