Mercedes-Benz announced that the all-new 2015 C-Class will start at $39,325, including shipping. For this amount of money you will get the rear-wheel-drive C300, so if you want the all-wheel-drive C300 4Matic you have to pay $41,325, including shipping. Still, if you want this model you will have to wait until early next year to get it.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic will start at $49,515, including shipping. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic will go on sale on August 25, 2014 so you have to choices if you want this car.
For those who don’t know, the C300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 241 hp and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 uses a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 329 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.
All C-Class versions come with the 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmission. According to the official press release, the C-Class is offered as standard with Collision Prevent Assist Plus (CPA+), Attention Assist Pre-Safe, Media Interface, Keyless Start, 7-inch color tablet-style display, Touchpad, Agility Select, Power folding mirrors and Power driver seat with memory.
As expected there is a long list of options and Mercedes-Benz offers the multimedia package, Driver Assistance Package featuring Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, the Lightning Package that comes with Dynamic LED headlamps with Active Curve Illumination.
Moreover, the Interior Package offers leather upholstery, ventilated seats and ambient lightning. The Sport Package brings AMG bodystyling, 18-inch AMG wheels and sport suspension. Other options include Airmatic Air Suspension, head-up display, Parktronic with Advance Parking Assist, Panorama sunroof and Air Balance Package.
The looks of the new Mercedes C-Class is very different from the previous model. The new saloon features a stunningly powerful design that conveys sensual purity while arousing emotions. Its sensuous lines and surfaces were inspired by a modern aesthetic, giving the new C-Class an immediate sense of harmony and dynamism.
Mercedes designers gave the new C-Class with minimalist, purist forms, helping highlight its intelligent technology and engineering. Its modern and emotional surfaces feature a degree of tension. Meanwhile, its sculptural surfaces and precise lines work together to create a progressive interplay between light and shade.
Gorden Wagener, Vice President for Design at Daimler AG, remarked that by employing a contemporary design idiom, the new C-Class is able to convey automotive passion. He quipped that progressive and emotional highlights emphasize the innovative design of the new C-Class while showcasing sensual purity. Wagener concluded that the new C-Class defines modern luxury on a whole new level.
The classic Mercedes saloon proportions of the new C-Class are defined by its long bonnet, a set-back passenger compartment and short overhangs. Its elegant sporty nature is highlighted by its large wheels.
Spectacularly, the face of the new C-Class comes in two versions. The sporty face features a centrally positioned star while the other version – available only for the Exclusive line – dons the classic saloon radiator grille with the Mercedes star placed on the bonnet. Interestingly, the fins of the radiator grille could be completely closed to optimize coefficient of drag value of the new C-Class.