The long-awaited 2001 C-Class is beginning to arrive at Mercedes-Benz retailers around the U.S.

An all-newsport sedan that promises to continue the impressive success of itspredecessor, the sleek new C-Class features a unique interpretation of thefamiliar elliptical headlight design, resembling overlapping ovals with afigure-eight outline.

Inspired by the award-winning S-Class, the sleek,eye-catching body shape is jam-packed with useful, innovative technology,raising the bar yet again in its market segment.

With a suggested price of $29,950 for the C240 and $36,950 for the C320, the C-Class line for 2001 comeswith such industry-leading standard safety features as dual-force frontairbags, head protection curtain airbags and door-mounted side airbags, ESPstability control, Brake Assist, the BabySmart child seat recognition systemand the Tele Aid emergency call system.