Mercedes-Benz advanced all the details of the new generation C-Class, the most popular model of the German firm that is now more than 200 pounds lighter, it has better aerodynamics and new engines of low fuel consumption properties, all with the luxury characteristic of all its models.
The public will debut next January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
The new C Class 2015 will be available initially in the US as a sedan from Fall 2014-the coupe and convertible come later- in two powertrain versions: the C300 4Matic loaded turbocharged four-cylinder and 2.0-liter that generates 235 horsepower and 273 pounds of torque per foot, plus the Mercedes-Benz C400 loaded turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection that generates 329 horsepower and 354 pounds of torque per linear foot. Both engines are coupled to the automatic transmission seven changes.
Bigger, more luxury, more technology
The new C Class 2015 is larger in all dimensions: it grew 80 mm (to 2,840 mm) high compared to the predecessor, 95 mm (to 4,686 mm) in length and 40 mm (to 1,810 mm) wide.
The benefits of increased size is mainly noticeable in the rear seats and in the volume of cargo space in the trunk.
In addition, the new range of systems driver assistance provides the highest level of security.
The new undercarriage, optionally with air suspension provide a smooth ride experience, but with great agility when the driver requires.
The new C-Class Mercedes-Benz also stands out for its exterior design with fine and suggestive features a long hood, a room in the rear position and short overhangs that highlight the classic proportions and balanced sedans Mercedes-Benz and they have earned the nickname of “Baby S Class”, the reference to the flagship S Class 2014.
Large format rims accentuate the volume distill defense and elegant sportiness.
The interior includes the highest quality materials and the latest in security technology, communication and entertainment, which until now were reserved for higher-end models of the German firm.
The list of new options includes Distronic Plus system, which brakes and automatically speeds depending on the distance and speed of the vehicle in front, the Brake Assist System system, which applies additional force to the brakes if the driver fails to do so when needed.
It also includes the Pre-Safe Brake detects vehicles or stationary objects, in addition to the Enhanced Lane Keeping, Active Parking Assist, air suspension and an interface on the windshield with speed information and navigation system, among other things .
As a result of all these innovations, Mercedes-Benz set a new benchmark in the competitive segment of the midsize luxury cars when it goes on sale in the United States fall 2014.
The price of the new C-Class Mercedes-Benz will be announced closer to the date of sale, but is expected to be close to C250 2014 current model starts at $ 36.725 and separate very clearly the new Mercedes-Benz CLA debuting in 2013 with a base price of $ 29,900.
The Mercedes-Benz C Class 2015 will be manufactured in the plant of the German company in Vance, Alabama for sale in North America, where growing competition historically led by the BMW 3 Series and new ones like the Cadillac ATS will join the new Audi A4, Lexus EX, Infiniti G37 and Infiniti Q60.
The C Class is the highest sales volume of Mercedes-Benz with more than 2.4 million units shipped since the launch of the previous generation in 2007.
“More Mercedes-Benz than ever”
The new C-Class Mercedes-Benz combines elegant, sensuous design and numerous technical innovations with extensive standard equipment and exemplary levels of emissions and fuel consumption. The official figures will be announced in 2014.
“More Mercedes-Benz than ever and can be described the new C-Class, which sets new standards in the intermediate range from many points of view,” said Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Daimler responsible for Group Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“Its design is characterized by sharp features, combined with a high emotional charge. Both attributes are assumed seamlessly into a modern, high-quality interior. The powerful and efficient technique is based on driving pleasure at a very high level, “he added.
The new C-Class is equipped as standard with halogen headlights and lamps H7, with headlights series there is the option of two versions of LED with low power consumption: a static version and a dynamic version with “LED Intelligent Light System”.
Its characteristic night design immediately identifies the new C-Class, even in the dark. The taillight and brake light are integrated in the rear light clusters and are made with LEDs in all versions of the headlights.