If you’ve decided to buy a luxury car, this Christmas season, hold on till you see the all new C Class by the Mercedes bandwagon. After waiting for almost eight months, the luxury car maker has finally launched the opulent sedan, with a new sporty look.
The 2015 Mercedes C Class has been on sale in the European and American market for about six months now. The car flaunts the similar design language as the 2014 S-Class but gets revised interior and is based on a new platform. The new C-Class comes with various features including higher ground clearance, long wheel base, cruise control and drive mode selector.
It also comes with seven airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system and infotainment system. Resemblance is seen in headlamps, soft shoulder line emerging from headlamp and curving downwards just beneath the door handles, Day Light Opening (DLO) structure, sloping roofline, rear bumper and its sporty trims at the bottom, boot lid, and tail lamps. But the long bonnet figure and pouting twin slat front grille with the company’s three-point star is adopted from the new E-Class.
Inside, the C-Class boasts an impeccable dashboard layout, which ensures that design flows smoothly without being edgy. The vehicle offers a 8.4-inch touch-screen with MB’s COMAND infotainment system featuring a new touch pad, along with the regular scroller. Among other features, a 3-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting, panoramic sun-roof, a 13-speaker music system from Burmester etc., are also available on the new C-Class. The car keeps comfort in check, as it gets what Mercedes calls “Cobra-look” sporty front seats with integral head restraint. The front seats can be adjusted to a larger extent for height and are covered in ARTICO man-made leather. The newly designed rear seats are said to enhance the comfort for the rear-seat passengers who also get more legroom and knee room.
C-Class is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol unit pumping out 183.5PS of power and 300Nm of torque. It gets a 7-speed 7GTronic Plus gearbox with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The petrol motor is no slouch as we found out in our review. It can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 7.3 seconds but the C-Class feels most in its elements as a relaxed cruiser.
Priced at Rs. 41 lacs, the all new Mercedes C Class, is all set to compete majorly with the other two from the ‘German Big 3’ – Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.
[Via – Rush-Lane]