2015 MercedesBenz Cclass test drive review road test horsepower…

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class drive

Looks like a S-Class from behind, it? Okay, maybe not.

The C-Class is 220 pounds lighter the all-old C-Class, thanks to panels all over the outside.

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Is It?

The Mercedes C-class is the brand’s seller, and Mercedes just an all-new one. This new C has a lot of to please, though — be sold in Europe, China, in the U.S. and in markets around the So Benz made configurations to to seemingly everyone.

While the of the world gets numerous powertrain variants that we torture you with here, we in the will get two gasoline-powered versions the car launches here in September: The C300 4Matic and the V6-powered 4Matic. The C300 is powered by a turbocharged direct-injection in-line making an unofficial 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of the C400 4Matic gets a turbocharged direct-injection V6 that make 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. are mated to the 7G-Tronic Plus driving all four wheels all wheel-drive is what most in America want, Mercedes At launch, both sedans ride on Mercedes’ Airmatic air bag as well.

Not your cup of Jagermeister? Later will be other options for us: A with steel springs up the corners instead of airbags in spring of 2015; a 4.0-liter V8 C63 AMG is also reportedly due in spring of in fall of 2015 look for a hybrid; in 2016 a C250 A convertible drives into in late 2016 or early and look for a C-class coupe thereafter.

The new C-class is bigger – 3.2 inches in 3.7 overall and 1.6 inches in width – its predecessor and the car is loaded with content. To compensate, Mercedes had to add lightness throughout. What it a hybrid aluminum body aluminum roof, doors, lid and strut housings combined to off 220 pounds of curb weight. All the new combines to take back 120 pounds of that, for a net drop in weight of about 100 pounds all the new stuff.

New features include all the equipment formerly found on the E- and sedans, including: Distronic with Pre-Safe brake, blind spot assist, lane keeping assist, Plus rear-end collision steering assist and BAS Plus cross-traffic assist. Suffice to in the new C-class you will live


The new Mercedes C300 and C400 arrive in the United States fall.

What’s It Like To

We got to pilot two new C-class versions, Euro-spec: the C250 BlueTec and a C400 4Matic. The car takes a getting used to. Both of our had Mercedes’ Airmatic suspension, the select on which could be set to comfort, sport, sport+ and The settings adjust response to throttle, engine braking and the of slip allowed by the stability system.

We tried the first and felt that even in there was just a little lean than we’d expected. In the lower settings was more than that. It was not you’d call a sporty at all, and there was a little chassis control than have preferred. More with the car would have us to program our own unique settings might have been to our liking via the individual option.

The variable-ratio electromechanical direct system lunged a little as it got further from on-center, Even the brakes felt touchy than we’d liked at the top of brake pedal More time might us a second opinion, though, so be immediately put off on your test around the dealer’s lot if you’re for a more responsive experience.

The is, Mercedes has to sell this all the world, and markets in China want a little more and luxury over sportiness. lists key competitors as the BMW 3-series. A4. Lexus IS and Cadillac CTS and all of those are fun to drive than our European testers.


Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204

The new Mercedes-Benz C-class interior has upgraded to bring it in line current Mercedes models the CLA and S-class.

Do I Want It?

The arrival of the CLA as the level Benz in America the C-class is going to go upscale than just a little. one has done just that, more room and more than ever before. As far as on the road, Mercedes sedans always leaned more luxury than performance and that tradition continues this new C.

If you’re looking for that’s strictly fun to drive, at the rest of the competition. If you’re for safety, convenience and luxury, a C-class.

Keep in mind is just a first impression and a drive of two Euro-spec models. details, including pricing, and, hopefully, more time will be coming the car’s September U.S. Heck, we might even U.S. specifications for you by then.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300

Price: TBA

Drivetrain: 2.0-liter direct-injection I-4, 241 hp (est); seven-speed automatic

Curb 3,500 lb (est)

Fuel (EPA City/Highway/Combined): TBA

Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204
Mercedes-Benz C 350 W204


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