Bigger and Lighter the Mercedes CClass Will Flex Its Muscles…

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Bigger and Lighter, the Mercedes Will Flex Its Muscles

— With the aluminum diet all the in automaking capitals, Mercedes has up a lighter, yet more potent sedan to cement its status as the best-selling model around the

Getting a jump on the official of the North American International Show, Mercedes unveiled the 2015 C-Class Sunday at Detroit’s Westin Book Hotel. With press Monday and Tuesday, the media find automakers spraying around Cobo Center, sales nearly restored to levels and the Detroit automakers not alive but thriving.

For Mercedes, which sneaked BMW to win the 2013 luxury-sales crown in for the first time since the timing couldn’t be better. has sold 2.4 million units of the globally since 2007, more than 88,000 in the States last year. says it expects the new version – with strong-selling entries the compact CLA – to help push sales beyond the 312,528 it moved last year. The theme continues with the new being built in Alabama, not from Europe.

Steve chief executive of Mercedes-Benz said that the C-Class and CLA integral to the company’s strategy, looks to bring first-time to the brand.

“Get them young, wow and then hold on to them for Mr. Cannon said.

Shown in photographs until now, the C-Class packs in design familiar from newer from the jutting grille and headlamps of the S-Class to the finely sides of the CLA and CLS. The new C-Class on sale in September.

Following the path trod by such models as the Cadillac CTS sedan, Rover Sport and Mazda 3, the manages to grow larger yet Mercedes says the C-Class — growing 3 inches in wheelbase and 3.7 in overall length — is about 220 lighter than before. accounts for roughly half the structure, up from 10 percent helping to deliver what claims will be a 20-percent in fuel economy.

The C-Class also seems to the company’s eyebrow-raising personality from grey-flannel conservative to power-tripper. Surrounded on all sides by rivals like the BMW 3 Series, G (now the Q50) and Cadillac the C-Class has long appeared to play the role of a low-key cruiser.

But with 329 horsepower and a 359 pound-feet of torque, a new 3-liter, turbo V6 should send the version to the head of the power – just sneaking past the Infiniti Q50.

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“It’s definitely a sportier car before,” said Rob Moran, a spokesman.

Modesty, and mileage, are with the C300’s 2-liter 4-cylinder, with 235 horsepower and 273 Both engines are coupled to automatic transmissions.

With the $30,825 CLA ensconced as Mercedes’ entry-level model in the United the C-Class will seek with more bulges in wallets, as a larger, more alternative. Pricing isn’t but the 2014 C250 Sport at $36,725.

And as Mercedes helps the industry toward the autonomous car of the the C-Class receives a fast from the flagship S-Class and E-Class: Optional Intelligent features include adaptive control, active collision and prevention, lane keeping – semiautonomous steering – and a self-parking An optional, driver-selectable air suspension is a for the compact luxury-sedan class.

The interior gets notable in design, luxury and features, the latest Comand infotainment to rear seatbelt air bags and the automated cabin perfuming from the flagship S-class.

has increased sales in part by its 4Matic all-wheel-drive offerings, company executives saying prospective customers in wintry won’t even consider a car, despite huge in traction- and stability-control systems; the C-Class goes on sale it be offered exclusively in 4Matic Rear-drive versions will in 2015. The sedan will a speed-racer AMG version around end, followed by a plug-in and quite likely, a coupe and

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