Million milestone for the C-Class

Kharl Prado August 4, 2010

A milestone has been reached with the one-millionth Mercedes-Benz C-Class sold since the range’s introduction back in March-November in 2007. It has only been three years and Mercedes-Benz’s most popular sedan and estate has been able to win the hearts of Mercedes-Benz lovers worldwide. Such is the success of Mercedes-Benz’s entry level vehicle.

Breaking down the figures, Mercedes-Benz has sold over 840,000 C-Class sedans and more than 160,000 C-Class estates, thus actually overtaking the one-million mark. It looks like its set to break the 1.9 million record sales of the previous generation C-Class.

Undoubtedly, the C-Class’ strongest market is the U.S., accounting for almost 25 percent of the million, while Germany and China having the next largest sales next to Uncle Sam.

According to the company, the C-Class’ success is its almost unparalleled fuel and power efficiency. They’re even now making standard their ECO start-stop function technology on the C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY and C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY models. Both of these models have mechanical six-speed transmissions, by the way, so the technology should prove to be very help in terms of fuel money—up to ten percent, according to Mercedes-Benz.

The C-Class continues to be Mercedes-Benz’s hottest selling model range, so it’s no surprise why the company puts so much premium on them.

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