[YesAuto Evaluation] To make a perfect car is a goal that almost all car brands are constantly striving for. Because no one has seen this car, people will never stop pursuing perfection. For this goal, time and time again. Try to get close to it once. When I experienced this Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition, this view was temporarily subverted.


In terms of appearance, the change of the C200 travel version compared to the sedan version is only the addition of a large trunk, and it may be that its designers only took half of the salary, because they only designed the rear of the car. Perhaps it is because the sedan version of the C-Class has seen too much, but I am very willing to accept this C200 travel version with an extra “big butt”.

The smooth and smooth hip curve is the most beautiful aspect of the Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition. Compared with the plain sedan C-class, it looks more like a graceful woman. This is the charm of the Travel Edition, and I appreciate it most.

This C200 luxury sports travel version is equipped with a full set of AMG style kits, including front and rear enclosures, side skirts, wheels, brake calipers, sports suspension, etc., and the visual effects are more sporty and youthful.

AMG sports package content
17-inch double five-spoke AMG alloy wheels Perforated brake discs and aluminum brake calipers
AMG body style package (AMG front apron, side door sills and rear apron) AMG sports suspension (lower 15 mm)
Three-spoke leather flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters Aluminum alloy gear shift lever with leather sheath
Sport pedal with Mercedes-Benz logo AMG style leather sports seats

At first I saw this price, I didn't believe it at all, so many original parts are only 28,000, isn't it too cheap? I carefully studied the configuration and official website and found that this price is feasible. The above-mentioned AMG sports kit comes standard with the top-equipped luxury sports travel version, and the price is 60,000 yuan more than the fashionable one. In terms of configuration, it also adds GPS navigation service, built-in hard disk, human-computer interaction system, and multi-disc DVD system. , Smart xenon headlight assembly, so it should not be difficult for these configurations to reach 32,000 yuan, so I think the price is reasonable.

The low body posture, the slender body curve, the small glass side windows that are integrated with the rear of the car, and the large-inclined trunk. When these elements are combined, looking at the C Brigade from a distance, my heart is full of happiness. And satisfaction.

It’s said that the eyes are the windows of the human soul, and it’s no exception when placed in a car. The luxury sports version uses a combination of xenon headlights with an intelligent lighting system, which looks much more energetic than the low configuration with halogen + reflective bowl, but this The lighting system is not just a look, let’s take a look.

The intelligent lighting system can automatically adjust the lighting function according to different driving conditions or weather conditions: urban (rural) road mode, highway mode, enhanced fog lamp function, active lighting function, turning lighting function, these five functions can be automatically switched .

Urban (rural) road mode

The most commonly used mode, in this state, the range of the low beam is designed to be brighter and wider on the left side of the road, so that the visibility range of the driver is expanded by about 10 meters. This allows the driver to more effectively judge the road conditions ahead in the dark and react more quickly when pedestrians cross the highway.

Highway mode

There are two highway modes. When the speed reaches 90 kilometers, the intelligent lighting system increases the output power of the composite xenon headlights from 35 watts to 38 watts, making the lighting brightness larger and wider.

When the speed reaches 110 kilometers per hour, the xenon module on the driver’s side will further increase the intensity of the beam, and the illumination distance is about 120 meters. Compared with the traditional low beam headlights, the driver’s visibility in the central area of the light cone has increased by approximately At 50 meters, the visibility range is increased by about 60%.

Enhanced fog lamp mode

The fog lights of this generation of Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars have been replaced by LED daytime running lights, which means that the fog lights cannot be turned on manually. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz has integrated the fog light mode in the xenon headlights. If the light intensity is too high in a foggy day, the objects cannot be seen clearly. When the intelligent lighting system detects insufficient penetration, it can turn the bi-xenon headlight on the driver's side 8 degrees outwards while reducing the beam intensity to illuminate the edge of the road and reduce the reflection and dazzling feeling in fog. This function will automatically turn off when the speed exceeds 100km/h.

Active lighting function

This function will automatically turn on according to the current vehicle's speed, steering angle, and yaw rate. The active headlights can quickly track the driver's steering wheel and turn the headlights to the same side (the maximum turning angle can reach 15°), thereby significantly enhancing the lighting effect. In addition, the active lighting function can work regardless of whether the low-beam headlights or the high-beam headlights are turned on.

Turning lighting function

The turning lighting function can improve the driving safety of vehicles at intersections, T-junctions and sharp turns. When the vehicle speed is lower than 70 kilometers and the driver turns the steering wheel or turns on the turn signal, the curve lighting function is automatically activated. At this time, the headlights of the vehicle will illuminate the road area about 30 meters in front of the vehicle and within a 65° angle. This system largely solves all the troubles of driving at night.

Trunk experience

The C200 travel version adds a huge trunk to the C-class sedan, and the use of the trunk is undoubtedly the place that attracts the most attention, so we will focus on the back this time.

Mercedes-Benz C Brigade can provide 910-1500 liters of usable volume and up to 1.80 meters of loading space, whether you are in the city or the suburbs, it can meet your tasks of transportation, work, grocery shopping or even elopement, and in the details part Take care in place. Fully loaded, and then fill the trunk with travel supplies. At this time, the C200 travel version looks the most moving. This is the station wagon.

After reading the elegant appearance and practical trunk, the rest of the work will be done by Mercedes engineers. They are responsible for the things under the gorgeous appearance, so that this car not only looks pleasing to the eye, but also enjoys the driving. heart.

The Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition is equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 184 horsepower at 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 270 N·m/1800-4600 rpm. It was also mounted on the C200 before, but it has now been high-powered (204 horsepower). The version has been replaced. The 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic manual gearbox matches the engine tacitly, and the shifting smoothness is first-rate, but I don't like sports.

In actual driving, the Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition will try to focus on comfort, and the responses it gives are so lazy that it makes the driver's various thoughts disappear. This turbocharged engine has no obvious torque burst point. The continuous acceleration ability is very good. The connection is natural. Compared with the Volkswagen TSI engine, it is much more linear. If you can faintly hear the sound of the pressure relief valve, I really think it is a natural one. Aspirated engine.

When accelerating at full speed, the 7G-TRONIC Plus gearbox can downgrade four gears at a time, for example, it can directly downgrade from 7th to 3rd. The shift is quick and calm, with no interruptions and fluctuations in power, and the characteristics of turbocharging are completely weakened to accelerate. Strength will not directly accelerate your heartbeat. Continue to implement a steady strategy, which makes you feel that it is not exciting enough. After all, the driving sense that is too exciting is not suitable for Mercedes-Benz. In fact, it's not slow. When you step on the accelerator and you haven't experienced any acceleration, you find that the road speed limit has been reached. Mercedes-Benz has always been like this. Whether it is a 1.6-liter or a 5.5-liter V8, they can finally return to a comfortable and calm style, giving people a strong sense of belonging and identity.

The advantage of the station wagon is that the control part is very close to the sedan. Of course, the C200 Travel Edition continues to respond with the usual family characteristics. The steering system is delicate and precise, which is obviously still a C-class feel. AMG's sports suspension has a good grasp of softness and hardness, which can be automatically adjusted in a small range according to the state of the body, thanks to Mercedes-Benz's “Agility control” system. In fact, this is a purely mechanical structure, does not require complex sensors or electronic systems, has high reliability and easy cost control.

This technology is mainly based on a bypass pipe in the shock absorber connecting rod and a control piston moving in a separate oil chamber. When the shock absorber pulse is low, the control piston forces the shock absorber oil through the bypass pipe, which produces a very small damping force in the shock absorber valve. The “softer” shock absorber characteristics bring a more comfortable driving feeling.

If the shock absorber receives a higher pulse, the control piston presses the bypass pipe to close it under the action of inertia, and then the shock absorber oil no longer flows through the bypass pipe. At this time, the system can provide the maximum shock absorption effect.

I drove this car for more than 500 kilometers. The C200 Travel Edition is gentle and has a sense of responsibility. It is friendly to people and the car, not irritable, well-behaved, generous and decent, and does not grab the limelight of other cars on the road. In short, the C200 Travel Edition is a good guy.

For such a car that is full of life and comfortable to drive, who will experience its performance? If there is, then I am probably the only one left.

0-100km/h acceleration

You must know that the C200 ran in 7.3 seconds before. This time the C200 Travel Edition went back to the test field with the same powertrain, which made me look forward to its performance.

The facts show that the Germans seem to be reluctant to drive the travel version for full acceleration, and the official result is only 8.1 seconds. Starting at 3000rpm, the 245mm rear wheel will have a slip time of about 1 second, and then it will regain grip, leaving traces of it on the ground. In the end, it broke 100km/h in 8.03 seconds, which is a satisfactory result from the performance point of view. I think this is enough because I really don't want to step on the floor oil while driving this car.

100-0km/h brake test

Mercedes-Benz never makes people worry about braking performance. This C200 travel version is also stable. The braking force is very linear, the deceleration curve is almost a straight line, and the feedback from the pedal feels very safe. The body posture remains very stable when braking at full force. The tires of Continental CSC3 feel very sticky, and the braking performance is set at 38.2 meters lightly, and the performance of multiple braking is also very stable, which continues to maintain the excellent level of Mercedes-Benz. .

Fuel consumption test

In this fuel consumption test, we drove a total of 96 kilometers. There were about 20% of the congested roads in the whole journey. The rest were relatively smooth highways and urban roads with signal lights. When the final fuel consumption test was completed, our average speed was 30km/h. The test consumes 8.92 liters of Beijing 95 fuel. The average fuel consumption is calculated to be 9.29 liters/100 kilometers. The trip computer shows 9.3 liters/100 kilometers, which is reasonable for a 1.6-ton station wagon.

Reasonable fuel consumption reference values (non-rigid indicators) given by us for each class of models

Purely economical minicars: no more than 7 liters/100 kilometers

Small car/hybrid: no more than 8 liters/100 kilometers

Compact/light SUV: no more than 10 liters/100 kilometers

Medium-sized car/medium-sized SUV: no more than 12 liters/100 kilometers

Other models: no more than 15 liters/100 kilometers

Summary

Unfortunately, we couldn't drive it for a real trip until we returned it. Even so, it was enough to make me fall in love with this station wagon. In terms of overall quality, the Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition can give you everything you want, appearance, enough power, practicality and the identity of an imported car. In the past, the expensive price was still a hurdle in front of consumers. Fortunately, with the rational return of the price of the Mercedes-Benz C200 Travel Edition, it has gotten closer to us.

Take a look at its rivals. The starting price of Volvo V60 is less than 300,000, which is basically the same as the European price. Even if it is not discounted, its price is still lower than the C200 travel version after the sharp price reduction. The competitive strength cannot be underestimated. watch for. My personal suggestion is to consider the Volvo V60 if you value the price/performance ratio, but Volvo seems unwilling to let you drive it to travel too far, otherwise it will not only provide a set of tire repair fluid without even a spare tire. Willing to be equipped. Of course, for those who have enough financial strength and love the Mercedes-Benz brand, the tri-pointed star at the front of the car will have enough reasons to conquer all your entangled emotions.

Finally, let’s talk about the future use of the car. A small maintenance for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will cost 1760 yuan (for Volvo V60: 796 yuan), and the large maintenance cost for 60,000 kilometers is more than 6,000 yuan (for Volvo V60: 3954 yuan). The cost will bring some burden to the future use of the car, so you need to think carefully before you start.

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