Mercedes C-Class 2000-2007 W203T

Mercedes C-Class 2000-2007 W203T
  • COMMON FAULTS

    Common Faults

     

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    Rust – It’s common to find rust on the W203T C-Class Estate around the wheel arches, front and rear windscreen, and the boot lid.

     

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    Quality Control Issues – The newly-formed Daimler-Chrysler Corporation suffered from quality control issues during this period. Some of the common problems associated with this are poor body panel seals, electrical grounding issues and weak turbo oil seals on diesel engines.

     

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    Diesel Engines – Common problems on the oil burning W203T are the premature failure of glow plugs, injector seals and premature failure of turbochargers.

     

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    Automatic Transmission – Common W203T transmission problems include transmission cooler issues and wiring problems.

     

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    1.8L Petrol Engine – The 1.8L petrol 4-cyl found in the Mercedes C180, Mercedes C200, and Mercedes C230 can have valve problems due to carbon build-up inside the engine.

     

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    V6 Petrol Engines – It’s common for the V6 engines fitted to the W203T C-Class Estate to develop timing chain sprocket issues.

     

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    Plastic Headlamp Lenses – Previous generations of the Mercedes C-Class Estate were fitted with glass headlamp lenses that would last the life of the car. However, cost cutting measures prompted Mercedes to start using plastic headlamp lenses on the W203T. Over time, these lenses will dull and yellow, reducing the effectiveness of the headlamps and make this otherwise smart looking car look worn and cheap.

     

     

    Recalls

     

    No recalls to report. Please let Star-Tec Engineering Ltd know if one has come out we have not shown.

  • MODEL TYPES

    Model Types

     

    The 2001 – 2007 Mercedes C-Class Estate W203T is a 5 seat, 5-door estate car. Behind the rear seats, you’ll find 481L of cargo room, and 1800L with the rear seats folded. A 2004 mid-cycle refresh brought about many refinements to the drivetrain, along with minor updates to the exterior trim, and front fascia. Plus, the cabin was fitted with more materials, bringing the W203T in line with expectations.

  • TRIM LINES & ENGINES

    Trim Lines & Engines

     

    The W203T C-Class Estate was available in the following trims :

     

    Classic – This base model comes loaded with kit like electric windows, heated electric mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control and remote central locking.

     

    Classic Selection – This value pack came with standard CD, fully adjustable steering column and folding rear seats.

     

    Classic SE – Adds alloy wheels, fog lights, electric front seats and climate control.

     

    Elegance – This luxury themed model gets unique exterior trim and the option of leather upholstery.

     

    Elegance SE – Comes with alloy wheels, front fog lights and metallic paint.

     

    Avantgarde – This sporty flavour brings athletic exterior trim and the ability to tick many option boxes.

     

    Avantgarde SE – Adds standard climate control, folding rear seatbacks and front fog lights.

    Sport Selection – Comes with sport seats, full size spare wheel and metallic paint.

     

    Sport – Standard leather covered electric sport seats, unique exterior trim and electric steering wheel adjustment.

     

    AMG – Comes with one of two powerful engines, a sport-tuned suspension, aggressive exterior trim and a racy AMG flavoured cabin.

     

     

    The W203t Mercedes C-Class Estate is available with the following engines :

     

    1.8 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 143 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 161 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 168 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 189 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 127 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 143 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol supercharged – 161 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol supercharged – 190 bhp

    2.5 litre petrol V6 – 201 bhp

    2.6 litre petrol V6 – 170 bhp

    3.0 litre petrol V6 – 228 bhp

    3.2 litre petrol V6 – 215 bhp

    3.5 litre petrol V6 – 268 bhp

    3.2 litre petrol V6 supercharged – 354 bhp (AMG)

    5.5 litre petrol V6 – 362 bhp (AMG)

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 101 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 115 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 121 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 143 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 148 bhp

    2.7 litre turbodiesel 5cyl- 168 bhp

    3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel – 221 bhp

    3.0 litre turbodiesel – 228 bhp

     

    Transmissions choices are:

     

    6-speed manual

    5-speed automatic

    7-speed automatic

  • MODEL HISTORY

    Model History

     

    The idea behind a “lifestyle estate car” is to provide younger buyers with a carry-all vehicle. And since they’re often based on a compact executive saloon, they have to be easy to manoeuvre about in traffic, and fun to bomb down a curvy B-road. The boot usually isn’t big enough to be a practical family hauler, but it must offer enough space to carry “lifestyle” items like bicycles, scuba gear, antique things, band equipment and big pedigree dogs. Mercedes has ruled the compact executive estate segment for many years, and the W203 C-Class Estate was specifically designed to help continue that legacy.

     

    Launched a year after the W203 saloon in 2001, the W203T Mercedes C-Class Estate offered buyers a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. In 2004, the W203t received a mid-cycle refresh, which included serious mechanical updates. A new variable valve timing system was fitted to many of the engines, along with revised heads, and the diesels even received new common-rail direct injection (CDI). This resulted in more power, and the new 7-speed automatic transmission allowed for even greater efficiency. Also in 2004, the almighty 5.5L bi-turbo V8 replaced the 349 bhp supercharged V6 in the Mercedes C32 AMG. This hand-built V8 spit out 362 bhp and rocketed the new Mercedes C55 AMG to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. By contrast, it took the C 32 AMG 5.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The diesel-powered Mercedes C30 AMG CDI took 6.8 seconds to do the deed, but it got far better fuel economy than either Petrol powered C-Class AMG.

     

    On a more practical front, the W203T C-Class Estate offered ample room, with many handy stowage options. Open the boot lid and you’re greeted by a generous 481L of cargo room. The upright roof line provides ample room for large items. And the completely flat load floor is set flush with the top of the rear bumper, making it easier to load bulky items. Beneath the boot floor is a concealed storage compartment, with cubbies for smaller items built into the sides of the boot. Plus, you can even pull down the rear seats to reveal 1800L of space, which makes the W203T Mercedes C-Class Estate one of the most practical lifestyle trollies on the market.

  • SPECIFICATIONS

    Specifications

     

    W203T Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

    Model Year : 2000-2007

    Class : Compact Executive Estate

    Body Style : 5-door estate

    Drive Wheels : RWD / AWD

    Seating : 5

    Wheelbase : 2715 mm

    Length : 4541 mm

    Width : 1728 mm

    Height : 1466 mm

     

    Engines : 1.8 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 143 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 161 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 168 bhp

    1.8 litre petrol supercharged – 189 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 127 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 143 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol supercharged – 161 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol supercharged – 190 bhp

    2.5 litre petrol V6 – 201 bhp

    2.6 litre petrol V6 – 170 bhp

    3.0 litre petrol V6 – 228 bhp

    3.2 litre petrol V6 – 215 bhp

    3.5 litre petrol V6 – 268 bhp

    3.2 litre petrol V6 supercharged – 354 bhp (AMG)

    5.5 litre petrol V6 – 362 bhp (AMG)

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 101 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 115 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 121 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 143 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 148 bhp

    2.7 litre turbodiesel 5cyl- 168 bhp

    3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel – 221 bhp

    3.0 litre turbodiesel – 228 bhp

     

     

    Transmissions :

     

    6-speed manual

    5-speed automatic

    7-speed automatic

     

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