In 2012, the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class and C-Class arrived on the local market and only last weekend in what the dealership called ‘Open Day’ another two outstanding models, the A-Class and the E -Class premiered at Weststar Associates Ltd alongside the remarkable B-Class and C-Class models.
Not even the heavy rainfall during the afternoon that lasted for a very short period could deter visitors made up of Mercedes accredited dealers, customers and their families including local motoring journalists the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the products on display followed by intermittent test-drives for whoever wants to savour the hospitality over by the respective models.
The new A-Class comes with a completely new design setting a novel standard in the auto-industry. Apart from the design, the new chassis ensures driving stability and ride comfort at all times. It also comes with a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with 12 function buttons; automatic headlamp activation and saloon seats with ARTICO man-made leather upholstery.
Customers will admire its ability to run with agility due to its quiet but powerful 4-cylinder petrol engines; plus the full range of entertainment systems which include the Audio 5 USB. With rear seats and luggage compartment created to meet a variety of requirements, the new B-Class is generously spacious and suitable for the whole family.
The integral aerial; luggage cover and Audio 20 CD certainly make it an attractive package. Drivers and passengers would definitely be impressed with its efficiency and shift comfort. It is also endowed with electric parking brake; Headlamp Assist with automatic activated headlamps, and the Collision Prevention Assist which monitors the car at a speed of 30 to 250km per hour.
The B 180 model will be coming standard with the Run Flat Tyre technology and the Tyre Fit which allow the driver to continue driving to his destination without changing the tyres, in the event of a puncture.
Powerful and posh, the new C-Class (C-200) is ecologically responsible due to its ECO start/stop function. BlueEfficiency technology measures are in place which means improved transmission; effective energy management and tyres with optimized rolling resistance.
It also adapts to the road, creating a level of driving enjoyment at all times- thanks to the agility control suspension, while the automatic climate control system, in addition, controls the temperature and humidity within the car. The interior chrome detailing and fine piano lacquer-look trim, as well as exterior chromed radiator grille with 7-spoke alloy wheels gives it a striking allures.
Then there’s the all new stylish and elegant E-Class- (E 200; E 300 & E 350) which has once again set the benchmark in its segment as far as design, safety, comfort & environment are concerned. It boasts of palpable ergonomics and pronounced aesthetics giving it a completely new look and design.
There is also the new headlamps; bumper and bonnet with expressive flowing lines; LED headlamps; 9 air-bags; the safety fashioned attention assist and collision assist which include Adaptive Brake assist; the enhanced steering comfort brought on by the Electromechanical Direct-Steer system; the ECO display for monitoring driving- style efficiency; and the newly developed 4-cyclinder petrol engine (which available in the E200).
The Managing Director of Weststar Associates, Mirko Plath said; “Weststar is very excited to present an excellent fireworks of new products in one go and looks forward to offering individual and fleet customers the best products ever.