Apr 03, 2018
The 2000 Mercedes Benz C200 is part of a lengthy lineup of C-class based models. The car is offered in 3 different variants including sedan, hatchback-like coupe and wagon. The C200 has always been one of the most popular cars in Nigeria with a perfect combination of a high-ticket interior, smooth ride and good performance.
Mercedes-Benz is considered as a pioneer of state-of-the-art automobile technologies. And this generation C-class also takes advantages of modern safety technology that was exceptional at that time, including electronic stability control, side and curtain airbags.
The Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 is also known as a luxurious mini limousine which borrows the exterior and interior design from the flagship S-class of Mercedes.
The front fascia features stylish and distinctive headlamps that can be seen in other Mercedes models. Besides, the front is also highlighted by a family chrome grille and the traditional 3-pointed star emblem mounted on the bonnet.
The front fascia features stylish and distinctive headlamps that can be seen in other Mercedes models
Moving to the rear, the taillights adorn the car with clear shapes and indicators, earning the C200 a more angular look. Besides, models equipped with “Elegance” package receive a chrome strip rounding all the car’s lower parts.
The taillights adorn the car with clear shapes and indicators, earning the C200 a more angular look
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Stepping inside, the car shows a rounded and soft interior design decorating with 2-tone grey cue. In the center, the Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 interior gets a big information screen, along with a sizable speedometer. The central console is made of wood and positioned above a stereo managing a 6-CD stacker and a climate control system. The steering wheel has controls for the Bluetooth, stereo and information screen.
The 2000 C200 shows a rounded and soft interior design decorating with 2-tone grey cue
Speaking of the seats, they are wrapped by Mercedes-Benz ‘MBtex’ synthetic leather with electrical adjustment for the front seats. The front seats are evaluated to be comfortable and soft but with a slight lack of side assist. The center seat is spacious and flat but offers a bit narrow shoulder room for 3 adults with comfort. Meanwhile, the rear seats provide good legroom and headroom as well.
The rear seats provide good legroom and headroom as well
A wide boot is also armed for the C200 to help load luggage with ease. The rear seats can be folded and split 60/40 for bigger items. With a capacity of 455L, this cargo space is evaluated to be at an average level for a mid-size sedan. It is expected to load 2 big plus 2 small suitcases.
A wide boot is also armed for the C200 to help load luggage with ease
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Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 is powered by a 2L 4-cylinder supercharged petrol engine which is capable of doling out 161 hp and 230 Nm of torque, works in a conjunction with a 5-speed transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 is powered by a 2L 4-cylinder supercharged petrol engine
The engine is smooth and responsive with a pleasant sound. The C200’s drive and handling capability are targeted at comfortable feeling for both the driver and passengers and it does. The car comes with a soft suspension system, pleasant ride and very effective braking system, even in rough terrains.
However, there is a bit body roll and the steering doesn’t bring much sense of driving, but all are not to worry.
Kompressor is a marketing name by Mercedes-Benz powered by supercharged engines. The name is not largely used by other car manufacturers.
Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 Kompressor
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The common Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 problems lie on some main system including electronics, transmission and engine.
The common Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 problems lie on some main system including electronics, transmission and engine
After a certain time of using, the engine can get some troubles like a failed camshaft adjuster. The first signs to recognize this problem consist of loss of power, the car changes into ‘limp-home’ mode, the engine check-light turns on or a persistent misfire.
Besides, the engine can get some electrical problems which are not easy to diagnose and fix. The reason for this is because oil polluting the wiring harness and turn on the engine check light.
Additionally, the 5-speed automatic transmission is not well-known for its durability. You should take test drive both hot and cold because the slipping gear may not be operated until the vehicle heats up and the fluid warms up too. An accidental shock when driving or reversing or the engine speeds up when changing gear are often signs of the problem.
A common trick to check the health of a gearbox is to reverse the vehicle, especially up a slope, to know whether the car slips or not. If the engine operates at full capacity to climb up but the car makes no movement, the transmission may have some troubles. A replacement is the only solution for this issue.
Please consult the table below for the latest 2000 Mercedes-Benz C200 price in Nigeria. We also include the prices of the Mercedes-Benz of other model years for your further information:
|Prices of Mercedes-Benz C200 in Nigeria|
|Model year||Price in Naira|
|Benz C200 1994 – 2000 price||N1.4 million – N1.6 million|
|Benz C200 2001 – 2004 price||N1.7 million – N2.6 million|
|Benz C200 2005 – 2007 price||N5.5 million – N7.5 million|
|Benz C200 2008 – 2012 price||N7.3 million – N9 million|
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Choosing a used 2000 C200 to drive home is not a bad idea and this car will definitely not let you down. It is reliable, fun to drive, relatively spacious and obviously one of the most outstanding and classiest cars in the Nigerian auto market. This Mercedes-Benz C200 2000 review is brought to you from Naijauto.com.
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