Test Drive 2015 MercedesBenz CClass Cool Hunting

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Test Drive: 2015 C-Class

Grown-up and refined, the automaker#x27;s latest release luxury beyond its price

by CH Contributor in Design on 17 March

by Davis Adams

Earlier year, Mercedes-Benz launched its CLA-Class; a handsome, compact targeted squarely at young and newcomers to the luxury market. be told, the CLA has become a benchmark for premium cars, making no about offering legitimate at a semi-affordable price. However, space belonged to the larger so Mercedes invited CH to Marseille to us exactly what happens the youngest kid pushes its older into adulthood.

There’s no that the 2015 C-Class has into its own; borrowing from the brand’s flagship sedan makes this the handsome C-Class to date. are the sharp angles and harsh of the previous model. Instead, for we see bowing curves, long, lines and a blend of polished and LEDs that look the of a small executive sedan. The new car is four inches longer translates largely to added passenger legroom. Mercedes to offer two distinctive model sport and luxury. Luxury vehicles wear the brand’s multi-slat grille and hood-mounted sport models receive the three-spoke star, paired generally bolder styling. The and tail lamps seem to be matched with the full-size with LED lighting components at ends and identical LED styling

motifs. Mercedes also to offer a variety of wheel

For the first time in any car, the active grille shutters are visible on the luxury trim These panels remain at speeds under 50 miles per and automatically open to cool the at high speeds or warmer The shutters match the metallic and they add a significant amount of panache when closed. “So cars today utilize technology to decrease aero but no one has ever made a point of it,” says Achim head of air panel design. “If is going to do something, we’re to do it beautifully. That goes for our pieces, too.”

Inside, the has made leaps and bounds in itself amongst its competitors. In the cars like the 3-Series, A4 and have tried being to everybody—attempting to look sporty, but all at the same time. For 2015, has bowed out of that fight and to stake itself firmly in one the C-Class is without question the luxurious car in its segment. With controls and wide expanses of (more akin to Bentley BMW) this midsize looks and feels more than some cars six-figure prices. The leathers are the wood trim more so, and the fit and throughout the cabin leaves to want.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Mercedes partnered with for the audio system, which has fidelity and even more speaker grilles. If there a shortcoming worth mentioning, within the new infotainment system. attractive and ergonomically designed, the itself suffers from an complex menu system. will likely get used to the with practice, but we were longing for the upcoming integration of CarPlay. where familiar and controls would have the user experience smoother on the

Under the hood, Mercedes offer a variety of engines, from tiny turbo and large, turbocharged V6s, to gasoline engines and plug-in At launch, the US will receive the turbocharged four-cylinder C300 241-hp and 273-lb-ft of torque, as as the 3.0-liter turbo-six C400 329-hp and 354-lb-ft. There’s a diesel and an AMG model in the future, and the of a hybrid or plug-in hybrid the line. The chassis also four preset drive (Eco, Comfort, Sport, and as well as a way to personalize a fifth to customize suspension and engine to your liking.

We had the chance to drive multiple configurations from Marseille to and Aix-en-Provence, and aside from us a little lusty for the coming models, the C400 was our clear It was behind the wheel of this car we reaffirmed our belief that the new focuses itself entirely on passengers serenely down the rather than the white Autobahn feel of the past. with the most powerful currently available at our command, the never felt like it to win a race. Rather, it gently forward and transitioned gracefully lane to lane––always happy, but hurried. That’s not to say the car isn’t it absolutely rockets down the You just won’t feel the rush of speeding, which likely leave you to enjoy the of the ride instead.

With that in mind, the has become less of an alternative for cars in the segment, and more of an decision. If you’re looking for a luxury car—one that comfort and prestige above all 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the option on the market.

Photos by Adams

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