2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Research Click to hide
Thanks to the recent launch of the new CLA-Class, the C-Class has been pushed a litter higher up in the lineup, and has also been made slightly bigger to accommodate taller passengers. The interior has been outfitted with high-end materials that help to embody the new design concept that is sensuous, clear, and pairs perfectly with the sporty nature of the model. The new C-Class now features an aluminum hybrid body, cutting overall weight by 220 pounds, which helps to increase fuel economy and give the car a lower center of gravity for better handling. The 2015 C-Class will be offered as a C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic, boasting 241 and 329 horsepower, respectively, via updated versions of the company's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and turbocharged 3.0-liter gasoline-powered V-6.
Who It's For
Those who enjoyed the previous C-Class will love the new model. Not only is it larger than its predecessor, it has been given new styling cues setting it apart from the recently-launched CLA-Class. This is no longer an entry-level model, and it shows. Mercedes-Benz has outfitted the C-Class with a handful of new technology features that only just debuted on the S-Class and E-Class. Although BMW and Mercedes-Benz have competing for the top spot of the luxury sedan segment, but with the new C-Class, Mercedes is sure to pull ahead, or at least raise the standard against its German, Japanese, and American rivals.
In some ways, rather than borrowing from the larger Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the C-Class has leapfrogged it and poached electronics and other high-tech features straight from the S-Class. Don't be surprised about seeing $60,000 C-Classes without AMG badges. But also don't be surprised to see a whole level of technology that can't really be matched by much of its competitive set.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is all new, and there's so much to like about the new model, that it's hard to narrow it down to a few key features.
- Larger, lightweight body
- New interior design concept
- Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive
- An available Airmatic air suspension, borrowed from the S-Class
What We Think
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has long been the top seller for the luxury automaker, and with the changes on the newest model, we expect that trend to continue. Everything that has made the C-Class such a success has been built upon, making it that much better. Passengers will feel more comfortable with the added room, the new design elements make it feel more modern and stylish, and the quality of the craftsmanship make it ideal for anyone looking for a new luxury sedan.
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