The new 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class recently redesigned its affordable luxury lineup of C class and added up to their size. This, now more mid-size than compact batch of vehicles initially arrives with two available sedans C300 and C400, while AMG sedans will arrive later on. There are also three available coupe models which, for now, complete the lineup.
Under the Hood and Performance
As far as sedans go, they’ll be offered in two available grades, sport and luxury, which will give you plenty of choices to make. C300 is offered with 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine which is good enough for 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while C400 has 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine, delivering 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Initially, both models will have 7-speed automatic transmission and only 4Matic, 4WD mode available, while RWD models will arrive later, with AMG models. Coupes are offered as C250, C350 and C63 AMG models. Base one has 1.8L turbocharged I4 engine with 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque, C350 is available with 3.5L V6 engine which has 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, and last, but not the least, C63 AMG has handcrafted 6.3L AMG V8 engine that develops 451 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds.
2015 Mercedes Benz C Class Design
New design really upped C class models’ appearance and they now look much more in tune with their bigger S class siblings. Sedans have new two-stripes-and-a-star grille and curvy headlights up front, and rhombus-like tail-lights and a chrome garnish at the back. Coupes follow the same design with revised lower air intake and, naturally, altered body.
Inside, all models follow the same pattern and offer much more refined design made by use of more quality materials. Of course, only leather surfaces will touch your body, and dashboard, which is also wrapped in leather has seamlessly flowing design with gloss instrument panel. Just above the three circular airvents atop the center board, you’ll find a new free-standing touchpad interface with COMAND infotainment system which still lags at moments. Chrome and open-pore black ash wood accents will further raise the appeal of new clear luxury lineup.
Safety and Fuel Economy
Beside all standard safety features, you’ll also get a 360-degree camera system, steering assist, lane-keeping assist and active parking assist.
Fuel economy ratings stand at 24/31 mpg for C300 and 21/29 mpg for C400 models. Coupes are thirstier and return the numbers of 22/31 mpg, 20/28 mpg and 13/19 mpg for C250, C350 and C63 AMG models respectively.
2015 Mercedes Benz C Class Price
Prices start at $39,400 for C250 coupe and $40,400 for C300 sedan which are entry models. C350 coupe costs $44,050, and C400 sedan has a price tag of $48,590. The most expensive car in C class’ lineup is C63 AMG coupe which will cost you at least $63,000.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C class finally spread its wings and flew into the new heights. It is now a lineup of legally luxury cars which share striking design, both outside and inside, and offer a plethora of possibilities.