|The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set for an anticipated premiere at the Canadian International AutoShow. Released towards the end of last year, the all-new C-Class is expected to be another top-selling variant for the Three-point Star. The previous generation C-Class which first debut in 2007 tallied 2.4 million units globally.|
For Canada, the new C-Class is slated to go on sale at Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the Fall. There are two versions available for Maple Leaf country; the C300 4MATIC, a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, and the C400 4MATIC, 3.0l V6.
Minimalist and purist forms for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class with increased overall dimensions
Exterior-wise, the new C-Class design motifs utilize Nature as a source of inspiration, which extends to its minimalist, purist form. Standard LED headlights, with Active LED as an option, add a bold character to the already recognizable double-panel grille and fascia. The characteristic night design lends the new C-Class its very own distinctive look in the dark. From the side, you’d notice a long hood, a passenger compartment set well back and short overhangs. Large wheels emphasize the rear and communicate a sporty character. At the rear, LED rear and brake lights, twin trapezoidal exhaust and sculpted boot lid are the major highlights.
The new C-Class offers driver and passengers plenty of space with a tinge of luxury. Based on the architecture of Mercedes Sports cars, there’s a new center console with flowing lines and unique elements. A centrally positioned free-standing display is the main eye-catching feature across the console, with a screen diagonal of 7 inches or 8.4 inches with COMAND Online. Pertinent interior highlights consist of the five round air vents on the dashboard, 3-D effect switches, an innovative touchpad in the handrest over the controller on the center tunnel, and the HUD (Head-up Display).
The C 300’s 2.0l powerplant powers up to 235 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the C 400 4MATIC’s 3.0l V6 pushes it up to 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Smooth automatic gear shifting is provided by the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which has undergone further development at Mercedes-Benz in the interests of enhanced environment-friendliness and driving pleasure. On the other hand, the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system serves to improve traction and driving stability.
A newly designed 4-link front axle plays a major part in the agile handling characteristics. Thanks to the 4-link principle, the front independent suspension is fully decoupled from the spring strut. The resulting favorable axle kinematics allow more grip and higher lateral stability. Additionally, the new C-Class is the first vehicle in its segment to be fitted with an air suspension (AIRMATIC) on the front and rear axles.
An intelligent compact sedan with ample driver’s assistance systems and safety features
Deemed as an Intelligent car, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts a myriad of driver assistance systems and safety features such as; ample airbags for the driver and occupants, ATTENTION ASSIST, Adaptive Brake Assist with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and integrated Stop&Go Pilot, BAS PLUS Brake Assist System, Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Parking Assist, Traffic Sign Assist with Wrong-Way Alert, and the Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.