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Mercedes Australia Cuts C-Class Prices

Emmanuel P February 9, 2012

c250 Mercedes Australia Cuts C Class PricesEarlier this week, Mercedes-Benz Australia announced a price cut on selected models of its C-Class variants. The move comes as a response to Australian authorities’ placement of the C200 and C250 sedans in a category where they will not be penalized with a Luxury Car Tax. Because these cars have slipped under the guidelines for the imposition of the LCT, Mercedes-Benz has been able to provide discounts of up to $2300 per car.

Mercedes credits its stop-start technology for the fuel sipping C-Class models that have escaped the Luxury Car Tax. These fuel-sipping Mercedes C-Class are now rated at 6.9 l/100 km. So, aside from being cheaper than its competitors, the C200 and C250 are also more frugal to operate. A worrying development for competitors BMW and Audi then. But despite this welcome development, Mercedes issued a stongly-worded statement regarding the LCT. “We do not believe or accept that any vehicle purchaser should pay LCT as it is a tax on technology and safety,” the statement said. “No other so called luxury purchase is subject to such a regressive, discriminatory and inequitable tax. No one likes to pay LCT and in this case we have passed on the fuel savings so that LCT now means Less Car Tax.”

 Mercedes Australia Cuts C Class Prices

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