what does the c stand for?

Jonno Holloway

Asked by Jonno Apr 28, 2009 at 05:56 PM about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: General

What does the c stand for? a mate said c was citizen, s sport, e executive,
says SLK is Sports leisure Klasse?
any ideas?

12 Answers

Zia Kurtha

Not sure abt the C, SL stands for Super Light and K means Kurz, which is German for short, hence the SLK is a shorter version of the SL Roadster. E I think is Executive. Some letter also stand for the type of petrol the car uses, but this is for older models.

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Jonno Holloway

thanks for the info...but the C? it is driving me mad!!!

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Zia Kurtha

I can't stop thinking about it now! Will have to do some homework, never really thought of it. Hmmm...

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Timothy Timko

The letters are only a referance to the model size of the car. For instance: A, B, C, E, G, ML, R, S... As the letters get bigger, so do the autos they go on. Now the lettewrs after the first, mean something, d=diesel, e= einspritzen (injected), SLK stands for Sport Light Kurtz (short)... And after that, CLS for instance it starts gettting funny. :-)

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Arbi Asadoorian

C stands for Compact.

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c-comfort cls-comfort leicht sonderklasse could be??

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Lorne Grandison

"K" Kompressor "C" Coupe "S" Sedan "E" Einspritzer (fuel injection) "G" Gelaendewagen (off-road vehicle) or Grand "D" Diesel "T" Turbo or Tourer "S" Sport "L" Leicht (Light weight) "CLS" coupe leicht sport "SL" Sport Leicht ( sport light) "SLK" Sport Light Kompressor Mercedes then started to designate cars by class A, E, C, R, M, G. These Class letters do not appear to have any particular meaning.

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I think car maunfactures categories cars for many purposes. First to target different segments in the market and mainly the segment affected by income and the economy as a whole. I beleive C class was made to be affordable for a certain group of people such as workers, S Class was made for CEO and wealthy people. E class combined both to make it affordable for top managers in companies who gets paid well enough but they work for others and their wages are decided by CEO. Of course the different classes could mean more than that but at least this has to do with it. Same thing applies to BMW 3, 5 and 7 series. Check out their prices differences and thier luxury levels. Hammer did the same thing with H1, then came up with an affordable H2 and H3. I hope this makes sense

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Bri N Caz H

C stands for Compact

Jason Hill

K stands for Kurtz (small)

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Natangwe Shidute

C must stand for compact!

Eugene Manns


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