In terms of appearance, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design, as well as a premium interior as expected from the Three-point Star marque.
New C-Class bears Mercedes-Benz’s contemporary design language and pure blend of harmony & dynamism sentiment
Its striking, dynamic design exudes sensual purity and arouses emotions. Modern aesthetic was a source of inspiration for the new C-Class’ lines and surfaces, whose harmony and dynamism create an immediate effect. Simply put, the new C-Class has a minimalist effect, yet it is contemporary and has that emotional character.
Interior-wise, the driver and front passenger enjoy plenty of space and luxury in a discreet, modern guise. This gives rise to a feel-good atmosphere which is new to this class of vehicle – settling into one’s seat in the C-Class is akin to the uplifting feeling of being upgraded from economy to business class on an aeroplane. Based on the architecture of Mercedes Sports cars, there’s a new center console with flowing lines and plenty of unique elements. The large one-piece center console panel (C-Class with automatic transmission) performs an elegant sweep from the center air vents to the armrest. These seamless clear-cut lines create a sense of open space and convey a thrillingly purist and modern feel. For the manual versions. the center console is is slightly steeper and features two separate trim 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 HUD (Head-up Display).
There are three different design and equipment lines for the new C-Class: the AVANTGARDE line, EXCLUSIVE line and the top flight AMG line.
Three powerplant options for the new C-Class
In the powerplant department, the new C-Class if offered in two petrol variations, the C 180 and C200, and a diesel option, the C 220 BlueTEC. The engine options translate to 1.6 – 2.2 displacements which output between 156 hp (C180) to 184 hp (C200). Fuel efficiency and emissions range from 4.0 to 5.3 per 100 km and 103 g/km (C 220 BlueTEC) to 123 g/km (C200), respectively. All the diesel engines of the new C-Class are equipped with the established SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction) for particularly environment-friendly driving and ensure that the C-Class with diesel engines attain efficiency class A at least, and in most cases even efficiency class A+.
All engines are mated to either a 6-speed Manual transmission or a 7G-TRONIC Plus Automatic transmission. Additionally, the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system, available on some versions, serves to improve traction and driving stability in the C-Class, while additionally underscoring the vehicle’s refined sportiness.
The new C-Class is an Intelligent car from Mercedes-Benz, hence the available safety features and driver’s assistance systems are aptly included, consisting numerous airbags for occupants’ complete protection, 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.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing structure for the C180 starts out at 33,558 euros, followed by the C 200 from 36,414 euros and the C 220 BlueTEC from 38,675 euros.