2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium mid‑range class. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight design concept boasting weight savings of up to 100 kilograms, excellent aerodynamics and new, economical engines, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class establishes new benchmarks in its class. A host of new assistance systems offer safety of the highest standard, while a new suspension, optionally air-sprung, provides for exemplary ride and driving comfort as well as nimble and agile handling. In terms of appearance the new C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. Many other innovations and interior touches underscore the saloon’s energising comfort and refined sportiness.
The styling of the new C-Class brings it more in line with the latest revision of the S-Class. Up front, the grille is more upright, wearing a slightly re-shaped version of the two-bar grille seen in the previous C-Class. The headlights flanking the grille are more intricately styled, with a brow-like light bar running over the dual-inset lamps, crested by a line of LEDs. The lower portion of the nose is taken up by large air inlets, curved and flared to convey performance without attempting to seem race-inspired. The rises from the grille, shaped with three creases that more clearly define the nose of the car, while the flared front fenders further enhance the performance aspect. Along the sides, crisp character lines flow rearward in organic arcs, the lower line also serving as a light-catcher to offset the mild side skirts. At the rear, Mercedes has chosen simplicity, with small extractor vents at each extreme of the bumper, a small diffuser nestled between the angular exhaust tips. The overall effect is a car still instantly recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz, but also as a C-Class. Inside, 2015 Mercedes-benz C-Class has also moved design language found in its other new vehicles into the 2015 C-Class, with long lines wrapping aorund the cabin’s belt line, layered into tiers. Front and center is a free-standing display at the top of the center stack, three circular vents below, and two thin strips of buttons to control key functions. The latest iteration of the COMAND controller for the vehicle’s infotainment system sits atop the center tunnel, with a mouse-like touchpad puck hovering over a control wheel. In front of the driver, the steering wheel is flat-bottomed and offers a familiar set of controls on either of the horizontal spokes. The instrument panel offers a speedometer and a tachometer in separate analog gauge housings, with a full-color LCD screen between.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will launch in just two forms, both coming with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive: the C300 and the C400. The smaller designation denotes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The larger, the C400, gets a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine good for 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Later on, a rear-drive version of the C300 will become available . All announced versions of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. will use a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and go on sale in the fall of 2014. It will be assembled on Mercedes’ production line in Alabama. A coupe arrives in 2015, while hybrid models should come in 2016.