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Coming to Canada (and I assume USA) for February production (pricing not yet announced):

C230 Sedan: 1.8L engine from C230 coupe, sports suspension (lowered), 17 Evolution wheels, sports seats w/leather inserts, Aluminum dash/console trim.
manual or automatic

C320 Coupe: 3.2 litre manual or Auto.

C320 Sedan: Return of sports pkg w 17 inch wheels.

I expect C230 sedan will sell well - A "poor man's" C32 ?!?

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Thanks Don!!!

Keep us updated! It's very interesting that we will be getting a C230 sedan. I was quite surprised upon learning it from MB Canada HQ as well. I don't think that the US market will be getting it though, especially since they don't get the C240 Classic.

Any ideas what sort of 17" wheels the C320 Sport sedan will come with? Presently, just the C320 is available with the Sport pkg as it has been dropped for '03 for the C240, correct?
 

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wheels / sport

>Any ideas what sort of 17" wheels the C320 Sport >sedan will come with?

No, but likely a specific wheel.
For '03 there was no C240 or C320 Sport for Canada. Now there will be this late '03 C320 Sport again.

I wish they had called coupes CL's to avoid all confusion in the market. That is what there known as at MB internally.
 

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Hmm...

For '03 there was no C240 or C320 Sport for Canada. Now there will be this late '03 C320 Sport again.
So the '03 brochure is incorrect in saying that there is a sport package for just the C320? Or has it simply been delayed till now?

I wish they had called coupes CL's to avoid all confusion in the market. That is what there known as at MB internally.
Yes, I noticed that. However, wouldn't that be confused with the CL-class then? [:)]

P.S. Apologies, I referred to you as "Dan" earlier. I've since edited that post.
 

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As I recall some brochures we're printed before model was discontinued. I think it was ann...

As I recall some brochures we're printed before model was discontinued. I think it was announced in November '02 so there may have actually built some. It was likely discontinued due to very low sales in '02.

I think the fact it can now come as manual, and the addition of 17" wheels made MB Canada think there will be much more consumer interest.
 

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Is the 1.8 kompressor engine, arriving to canada in the sedan version??? will there be ...

Is the 1.8 kompressor engine, arriving to canada in the sedan version??? will there be 4-matic included in that version ,i haven't heard any news about that yet... you guys are sure about this??

that would really be nice, you could compete against audis 1.8t (which my brothers has) hmm very interesting i'm getting tempted of buying the c230 sedan version..hehehhe[:D]
 

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Re: Is the 1.8 kompressor engine, arriving to canada in the sedan version??? will there be

1.8 yes, 4matic -no

you guys are sure about this??

Yes...I work for a Canadian MB dealer.

I think it will be a hit. I will post more deatils when I get them.
 

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really that would really help boost C-class sales for sure. It would be nice to go again...

really that would really help boost C-class sales for sure. It would be nice to go against AUDI 1.8t..^^ I think i need to get some money to purchase the new 1.8 engine.and then add a C32 amg body kit. and amg III style mags..and exhaust pipe...interesting..heehehhe

i think the whole thing would cost me around 60g's i think.. hope the new c 180 dont cost as much as the current c240..damn benz are expensive..[xx(][xx(][xx(]
 

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Pricing Received

C230 Sedan $41,500 CDN

C320 Coupe $39,500 (includes Evo pkg.) This wll be quite a car with 3.2 L!!
 

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Thanks a lot, Don...

C230 Sedan $41,500 CDN

C320 Coupe $39,500 (includes Evo pkg.) This wll be quite a car with 3.2 L!!
We appreciate you keeping us up to date!

Incidentally, now that we have pricing at hand, how do you think this new model, the C230 that is, will be positioned within the C-class lineup. Do you believe that it will compete with the C240 Classic?

The C320 Coupe should be very interesting indeed! I look forward to trying one in person.
 

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Don, any word if there will be a C 32 AMG sport coupe for 2004? I understand that's its av...

Don, any word if there will be a C 32 AMG sport coupe for 2004? I understand that's its available in europe right now. I want one if it come to Canada.
 

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C32 AMG coupe

The C32 AMG SportsCoupe is an AMG Special edtion car. No Special edtion cars have ever been sold in North America, and the last I read is they have no plans to do so.
 

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C32 Coupe - I don't know. I would say unlikely.

I feel C230 and 240 sedans appeal to...


C32 Coupe - I don't know. I would say unlikely.

I feel C230 and 240 sedans appeal to different buyers. C240 customers are more luxury oriented whaereas C230 will be more sports oriented. It will certainly cause a degreee of confusion in the marketplace. Particularly among those who can't understand how a 4 cylinder can be the performance version instead of the larger 6 cylinder. That's my job to try to explain it.
 

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Don, any word if there will be a C 32 AMG sport coupe for 2004? I understand that's its available in europe right now. I want one if it come to Canada.
I think that it's unlikely that it will happen, although MB is surprising the heck out of me with the C230K sedan! I wouldn't mind a C32AMG 4-matic or a C32 wagon too. They already have the latter in Europe.
 

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C230 Sedan: 1.8L engine from C230 coupe, sports suspension (lowered), 17 Evolution wheels, sports seats w/leather inserts, Aluminum dash/console trim.
manual or automatic

Sounds interesting, but a little to mass-market for the states. Last time I chatted with a salesman, they wanted nothing to do with anything that hinted in that direction. This was about the time of the A-class cars being intro'd in Europe. Just have to see I guess. Personally I would rather see the C200 CDI come this way, but oh well.
 

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Do any of you guys have any photo's of the C230 sedan or the C 320 coupe?? i've tried lo...

Do any of you guys have any photo's of the C230 sedan or the C 320 coupe?? i've tried looking around the net and came out with nothing. I've even tried the MBSPY.com site and they still haven't any information about this C-class mid year model news..Is it coming in the 2003 year or 2004....it would be really great if they gave the 230 sedan lower springs and sport package items. That would really look nice. Hopefully the price wont go up as much compared to other C-class models. Thx

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Production has started, it will be a 2003 model. No photos yet but MB Canadian (mercedes...

Production has started, it will be a 2003 model. No photos yet but MB Canadian (mercedes-benz.ca)site would likely update their information sometime end January.
 
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