Mercedes-Benz C 200 Kompressor Review
In a Class of its own

Story & pictures by Azfar Hashim
2 May 2008
 

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3-series have always been competing with each other. So how does the current incarnation of the junior executive sedan from Mercedes-Benz, the C200 Kompressor, perform as a day-to-day car?  

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has always been a car favoured by those anywhere between their late 20s to early 40s, wanting to own their first ever car with that star badge. Who can blame them, as it is already a traditional sign of success after all. And owning a Mercedes-Benz is also telling people that you’ve made it well in life.

Doesn’t really matter which variant, from the entry-level C180 to the enormous AMG version – there seems to be a C-Class for everyone.

But in recent years, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has seen quite a number of competitions. BMW, Audi, Volvo, Saab and even Volkswagen – every brand has a model to compete in the junior executive sedan league. This, if you were to see it from an economic standpoint, is a lucrative segment in the automotive industry. Everywhere, any price – people are willing to pay and own it.

Now why is this so?

Most executive are, by right, family oriented people - they need a car that’s mature, aesthetically pleasing and most important of all, practical enough for day-to-day use. Of course, it must also carry a badge that can impress – at least there’s something to show off to the office mates and relatives.


Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end

HIGHEST PRICE FOR YOUR CAR

Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Fast and hassle free transactions by all parties

Mohamad Yusran Bin Yusof - 4 days ago

Smooth transaction with the dealer and price offered for my car was reasonable!

Zailani Asral - 5 days ago

Justin was super helpful and helped me really pushed for a better price. His hardwork, prompt replies and dedication was ultimately what pushed me over to swiftquote compared to other bidding websites.

Gabriel Tang - 1 week ago

The quotes is real and allow the seller to decide and accept real time. The car dealers (buyer) is sincere and quick moves with transparency. Overall, I tried few same platform but SwiftQuote is great with back by sincere buyers.

FOO KOK LOON - 1 week ago

Justin had followed up with me closely on the transaction. I gotten a patient dealer who explained to me on the condition of my car despite some wear and tear problems.

Firdous Begam - 1 week ago

Fast response from dealer and no hassle selling after dealing! Happy and satisfied seller!

PEH CHONG HIN - 1 week ago

I must say that I did have quite a good service experience with SwiftQuote in my recent endeavour to sell my car. One of your agents by the name of Ian was rather extremely helpful in getting me two quotes.

Bhaskaran s/o Segaran Nair - 1 week ago

Engine

Engine Capacity 1796cc Supercharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Power 184bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 250Nm @ 5000rpm
Power to Weight 122.3 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 8.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 12.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4581 x 1770 x 1447) mm
Wheelbase 2760 mm
Turning Circle 5.42 metres
Kerb Weight 1505 kg
Boot Capacity 475 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs