Some Interesting Facts about the Mercedes Benz C240
- The Mercedes Benz C240 is also affectionately known as a Baby Benz-a type of vehicle that offers efficient luxury. Although this car is less expensive and is therefore considered less luxurious than other Mercedes Benz vehicles, it is still a favorite of entry-level luxury and sport sedan buyers. This is due to its great handling, passive safety and excellent reliability, along with all the advantages a smaller car gives.
- The logo on the Mercedes Benz C240 is one of the most iconic and recognizable logos anywhere. The three-pointed star represents the principal modes of transport-land, sea, and air. Mercedes has, however, concentrated on excelling in manufacturing large, luxurious vehicles that travel on land.
- The Mercedes Benz C240's manufacturer name came from Emil Jellinek, a wealthy European entrepreneur who sat on the board of Daimler AG from 1900 to 1909. Mercedes was the term of endearment he gave to his daughter, whose real name was Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek. The name of the 1901 car model Mercedes 35hp later carried on to the brand name developed by Daimler AG in 1926, Mercedes Benz.
- Although a lot of songs mention "Mercedes Benz" in their lyrics, one particular song stood out. A song titled "Mercedes Benz" was written and recorded by the legendary "Queen of Psychedelic Soul" Janis Joplin on October 1, 1970. It became remarkable because of two things: it had rowdy verses of "Happy Birthday" sung for John Lennon, and Janis Joplin died three days after recording the song.
- The C240 is part of the affordable yet luxurious C-Class line of vehicles by Mercedes Benz. The 250,000th C-Class vehicle was produced in Sindelfingen and delivered to a customer in Japan. It was an iridium silver metallic C 220 CDI sedan, a close sibling of the C240. In 2010, the C-Class vehicle sales reached one million units-sales for sedans reached as much as 840,000 units.
- In 2011, two 30- and 45-second humorous TV advertisements were made to promote the C-Class vehicles. They focused on the innovative Attention Assist system and made fun of its ability to detect and provide early warning at the onset of driver drowsiness.