C Class Roof Bars

BOOTNECK45875

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Hi,
I am looking for help regarding roof bars for my 2003 C Class C220 CDI SE Auto, Chassis No. W203.

Not too difficult I here you say and originally I thought the same but after extensive searching I have run into some serious confusion.
My C Class has the panoramic roof design, the handbook explains that the vehicle can be fitted with a roof rack or bars, it has the two little arrows on the inner, upper of both the drivers and passenger doors to show the positioning point of the front bar and the rear fixed quarter light windows have an obvious position within the rubber surround to position the rear bar but when I have spoken to specialist roof bar and box retailers regarding the compatibility of the roof bars sold by them with the panoramic roof they have all to date said that the sets won’t fit and there is not a set for this car design.

Surely this can’t be right, the Germans wouldn’t make a vehicle that couldn’t take a set of roof bars for carrying a set of skis or a top box etc. and the handbook would surely say that it could not take a set of roof bars or a roof rack.

Am I getting to bogged down with the compatibility of the roof bars and will a set of roof bars for a C Class of my year and chassis No. fit perfectly regardless of the panoramic roof, I realise the bars my impede the opening of the roof but at least I will be able to get my skis on holiday with me.

Many thanks in advance
 

rokket

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c220 roof bars

i have just found on ebay .de and .co.uk roof rack for the c220 cdi !!! not bad money check it out !:cool:
 

brandwooddixon

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Your best bet here would be to ask at your local MB dealers parts dept.

If you ask about costs and lead times then you can ask about whether there is a problem for the panoramic roof and roof bars.
 

benz238

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c220 cdi se auto panorama
Hi bootneck,
hope you got your problem solved with your roof rack, I'm having exactly the same thing with my 2002 c220 cdi 3 dr coupe with panoramic glass roof. If you could give me any advice on how to solve this problem I would be very grateful. thanks kevin.
 

Scoob

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Could we not just measure a C220 with roof bars fitted to confirm the spacing is the same? Considering where the roof bar attach, I'd not expect the pano roof to make any difference, other than maybe a slight reduction in the max weight allowed.

Feel free to be rude if I just said something particularly stupid :)

Scoob.
 

cmax200

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What part of the country are you in, as I have a set that fit my w203 and if you are local you can try them to get and idea.
I am sure there are other members who would afford you the same offer.
 

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