The new C-Class.
You will notice at first glance that the new C-Class has style. And at the second glance, if not before, you will see that, with playful elegance, this style combines apparent contradictions under one car roof. With this new addition to the premium mid-range segment, Mercedes-Benz designers have succeeded in combining progressive shapes with emotive elements in a single vehicle which has both a sporty and luxurious presence. The graceful proportions of a saloon are combined with distinctive wheels that accentuate the rear. The shapes inspired by nature serve to underline the car’s highly intelligent technology.
Beauty with two faces.
Sporty with a central star or a more traditional look reserved solely for the EXCLUSIVE line which boasts a saloon radiator grill and a Mercedes star on the bonnet: each driver can decide personally on the face for his or her new C-Class. Besides the standard headlamps, two energy-saving LED variations are available: one static and one dynamic version with the “LED Intelligent Light System”.
Its characteristic night design makes the new C-Class unmistakeable, even in the dark. The rear lamps and brake lamps in the tail lamp unit are in LED technology in all headlamp versions.
A new level of luxury.
The interior with its new design idiom is a joy to behold, combining sensuousness and clarity with dynamic sportiness. High-class materials, a pleasant look and feel, as well as utmost precision, are all part of the Mercedes-Benz tradition. In the new C-Class, the driver and passenger enjoy a standard which is unrivalled even in higher classes of cars. A generous feeling of space emphasises the atmosphere of modern luxury. The architecture of the Mercedes-Benz sports cars is skilfully adopted in the new face of the centre console with its sportily flowing style. Available as an optional extra, the ambient lighting provides the right atmosphere, whilst the optional AIR-BALANCE package produces the perfect feel-good climate.
The new C-Class knows intuitively that sometimes the right communication can be crucial when it comes to getting ahead. The innovative touchpad in the handrest designed by Mercedes-Benz marks a further evolutionary step thanks to simple fingertip operation, handwritten entry and clear, easy-to-feel feedback. Important information can be displayed directly on the optionally available head-up display. The centre of attention is the free-standing 17.78 centimetre central display. If the vehicle is equipped with COMAND Online in the style of an iPad, the screen diagonal measures 21.33 centimetres.
COMAND Online enables digital TV/radio reception and has many other features, including hard drive navigation, automatic attention to traffic jams thanks to current and precise “Live Traffic Information” traffic data, road sign recognition, an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot function and LINGUATRONIC voice control system. A Burmester® surround sound system is available if desired.
Going completely new ways.
Light-footed and agile: the chassis of the new C-Class has been completely redeveloped. Thanks to the newly designed 4-link front axle, the car has more grip and greater lateral guidance forces, so that it can adapt to steering movements with great sensitivity. The optimised independent multilink rear suspension with 5-link design ensures unsurpassed suspension qualities and best possible straight-line stability. The chassis can be equipped with AIRMATIC air suspension if desired. Using the AGILITY SELECT switch, the driver can choose from four defined driving programs: “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport +”. With the additional “Individual” setting, the driver can configure the vehicle to his or her own wishes.
Ascetic in all the right places.
Generous as the new C-Class is as regards dynamics and comfort, its fuel consumption is frugal. Its intelligent, innovative light-weight construction means a saving of approx. 100 kg compared with the previous model. As regards to light-weight construction the C-Class went to “top of the class”. Among other factors this also accounts for up to 20 percent less fuel consumption. Petrol and diesel engines, the latter all with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology for environmentally friendly driving, and optional 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, combine ecology with driving pleasure.
The lightweight construction reduces fuel consumption and at the same time improves the driving dynamics. An excellent drag coefficient (0.24) and efficient technology contribute to placing the new C-Class in the top rank of its segment as regards CO₂ emissions.
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.
The new C-Class shows how responsible it is, not least with an eye to the people on board and their safety. That is why it supports the driver with innovative assistance systems. In addition to COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and ATTENTION ASSIST, which are available as standard, considerably extended assistance systems from the new S-Class and E-Class are available which considerably increase comfort and safety as part of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. For example, the new DISTRONIC PLUS with steer assist and integrated Stop&Go Pilot enables safe, comfortable “going with the flow” in congested traffic.
And as a star performance also means not missing one's cue, the PRE-SAFE® Brake is an optional extra. If necessary it brakes independently, and is thus able to prevent accidents at speeds of up to 50 km/h.