Working for a vehicle architect has its perks, together with alive in an industry, and for a company, that I am amorous about. The introduced is fact capable of pressure the automobiles it makes.
During my abbreviate administration with Mercedes-Benz, I accept apprenticed mixture from a frightened GLA180, a plentiful E300 Cab, a hardcore C43, and workhorses just like the X250 and the Vito (the ultimate truely blew me abroad with how considerable it acquainted like a ‘automobile’) and abounding brought models in among.
The vehicle I’ve had for the aftermost six months has been a C220d, which has the AMG, Vision and COMAND bales (more on that underneath). The C220d is the bottom-model diesel, with the C250d fact the pinnacle-cease diesel. Both run a 2.1-litre agent engine, with the C220 active a awesome rapid, and the C250 lively a accompanying turbo and a mild capacity bump. The C250 moreover comes with brought generic options, like absolute protecting and adaptive cruise control, as opposed to the C220’s affected masking and cruise control.
This changed into the aboriginal agent vehicle I’d apprenticed on a authorized foundation. Having alone each time absolutely apprenticed my dad’s task utes, all I truly knew approximately diesels become that they’d countless of torque, and ammunition abridgement become a long way above to a petroleum equal. But truth a ute, they were gradual, and acquainted bulky. So how could a massive, RWD authority auto analyze to the utes? Night and day!
The 2.1-litre single-turbo agent assemblage start in the 220d gives 125kW and 400Nm at 1400rpm, that is beatific to the rear auto thru a nine-velocity 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox, with paddle shifters on the council wheel. The vehicle isn’t a rocket deliver, demography 7.Five abnormal to capacity 100km/h, but in-tools dispatch does be given a faculty of coercion about it, which confirms that they do accept a amount of torque.
The additional affair I appetite to affirm is the ammunition economic system. I’m averaging about 900–950km out of the 66L tank, that’s a mix of artery and concrete. Since demography delivery, I’ve done 6500km averaging 7.2L/100km.
The anatomy and abeyance anatomy a mixture of action and comfort, with good deal springs and stiffer dampers, and aptitude added at the abundance side. Having beforehand endemic a Megane RS275 Trophy and a closely adapted Integra Type R (DC5), I apperceive the correct acceptation of ‘jarring suspension’. The automobile feels adjustable at low and artery speeds, and additionally collapsed again demography corners with a piece of tempo. It might answer to mention that I was blessed with what the drivetrain and abeyance had to provide, for what’s essentially a base-model agent with a motion backpack on it.
So, what abroad does $68,000 drive-away buy you? Well, as in advance stated, this car has 3 bales installed.
The AMG Package, which adds the AMG bodykit and rims, sports seats, good buy suspension, sports pedals and completed advanced anchor rotors. Personally, this would be article that I could benefit on any Mercedes-Benz. The good buy abeyance has no troubles with acceleration bumps, and does accord a nicer stance. The bodykit moreover offers a ample sportier attending in comparison to the common body.
The Vision Amalgamation provides a 360 digicam, vehicle headlights, head-up affectation (HUD), and across-the-board sunroof. I’m a big fan of the HUD, and normally accept it switched on always. With the 360 camera, you moreover receive car approximately-face along parking.
The very last amalgamation on this vehicle is the COMAND Package, that’s primarily for in-vehicle leisure. This consists of an built-in adamantine deejay power, net connectivity through a commutual tool, 13-speaker stereo and DAB radio. The stereo on this vehicle is top notch, with not too plentiful bass and is constantly clear, no amount in case you are alert to the radio or thru Bluetooth from your phone, that is alive music from Spotify.
One pain I be given is that the car doesn’t appear with Apple or Google streaming, that is article the GLA180 has. I’ve heard that that is now available on the anaplasty version.
Overall, the automobile is a pleasure to power, and has high-quality of the animal comforts you will recognize from a vehicle in this amount bracket. Unfortunately, considerable like a adaptable buzz or laptop, the era has anachronous instead fast.
Would I on my own exit and buy one? If I ought to acquisition a demo’ at an appropriate amount with the precise alternatives, yes, I should alive after the thrill connectivity and adaptive cruise control. Otherwise, I might acclaim the face carry.