2015 MercedesBenz CClass First Drive Autoblog

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Perhaps The Last Rung Ever Care To Climb


Ladders. As children, we learn how they are: even if you know who Jacob was or where he was you know how to make his ladder string. If you don’t want to be you know not to walk under and if you want to win the game, you know you to avoid the chutes and climb the As adults, ladders take on practical (if metaphorical) importance: if you to rise above your to win the game of life, say you need to the chutes and climb the ladders.

The new C is called the baby S-Class for reasons.

We’ve been about the new C-Class for months and got to see it in at the Detroit Auto Show. so its points have already covered. It’s larger, quicker, more elegant, spacious, more powerful and luxurious than the current So when we were given a to drive it after the Geneva Show. our primary task was to see if it all together properly. After given just a few hours the wheel, our first impressions are it most certainly does.

The new C is called the baby S-Class for reasons. Unlike the current or even the latest E-Class, it has all of its previously wedgey shape for an front graduating into a hood and a long, laidback followed by a visually short with those stretched-out cut by sharp character lines. the S-Class playbook.

But it’s to glue on some design carmakers do it even when shouldn’t in order to strengthen connections. It’s much difficult to make your entry-level sedan feel your marquee brougham. is the C-Class that manages it, every other iteration

It starts with that which is nicer than else Mercedes makes doesn’t begin with an S. has clearly put a ton of work into the of its finishes, so even though dealing with many of the materials we’re used to wood, aluminum they qualitatively better than The puzzle-piece componentry of the current car has into a tapering ribbon of accented with gloss and metallic sheen; the manmade on the seats and steering wheel just feel like it feels like hide; the switches could come from the S-Class; the display between the gauges is full-color and

Yes, there are some The open-pore black ash (which we get in the US, contrary to what we were before) looks great, but the cover in the center console is and gets cranky about out of place within its confines you try to close it. Those high-class switches make the mirror above them look of ordinary. Mercedes is gung-ho its analogue clocks for some but we wish that instead of the installed below the CD player, had included ‘forward’ and ‘back’ to shuffle through media. there are track buttons on the wheel, but we’ll get to those in a Let us admit, however, that are nitpicks. Part of the problem is almost everything is so good that segment-appropriate switchgear, the truly ordinary buttons on the wheel, suddenly feels they’re not good enough. We to see how it ages, but right now the fact is this interior is fabulous.

The interior is nicer than else Mercedes makes doesn’t begin with an S.

The new system is deep, and we could spent the two days on nothing than elucidating its mysteries. it’s very good and to use, with many new and enhanced animations for a number of Mercedes has thankfully retained a main knob control the touchpad. This particular doesn’t use finger-swiping gestures to do other than scroll a on our phone and turn the page of a of the e- and paper varieties so going for the was reflexive. When entering an in the nav system with fingertip the system read every perfectly, so we expect that you swipers will be pleased. Yours Truly could do it with the knob, so we only used the fingertip method

COMAND is normally so easy to that its clunky bits been made that more strange.

As with the COMAND is normally so easy to that its clunky bits been made that more strange. To go back to track buttons, say you have on the center screen and audio on the in-dash display. If you want to a track, when you hit the up-arrow on the steering wheel, it takes you the individual track being to the list of tracks in the playlist, and you have to hit the down-arrow button to get to the track. Oftentimes the OK button in the arrows would take us to the menu, just like the button would do, so we weren’t when it was merely going to an okay or when it was going to Okay, let’s go over now. Nitpicks, again, and you get incidents in just about car. You’ll figure out how to do you really want in 78 seconds. Oh, and the clarity of the Burmester stereo work was once standard on the Bugatti Veyron is outstanding.

For our drive, we chose a C400 with the AMG package. which the sportier front and rear and side skirts with trim, 18-inch wheels cross-drilled brakes, sport with perforated centers, a steering wheel and stainless pedals with rubber 4Matic uses a 45/55 power split by default, and 154 pounds to the curb weight for the of added foul-weather facility.

The S-Class sensations continue power. There are five modes to choose from, is the default, Eco, Sport, and Individual being the other Eco mode uses a host of technologies to help boost gas so it doesn’t need to abscond all of the engine power to earn its cred; while there’s a difference in performance, it isn’t At the other end, we finally a car you can put in Sport on the highway and not lose top the 7G-Tronic transmission will in seventh at speed but kick earlier to go with sharper inputs and steering when

Our car was fitted with Airmatic and the choices in the Individual mode the driver to toggle between Sport, Sport+ and Manual to tune the steering, damping and behavior. The new C-Class is not a sport though, no matter how aggressively you set it, but it is an sporty luxury sedan it bares its teeth. It doesn’t for acceleration, but with all the touting of savings, it didn’t feel as as we expected. Then we found an bit of road, put it into Sport+ and the throttle some what-for, at point the bustle and gown off and the car bolted. It’s in there, but got to go get it.

The new C-Class is not a sport sedan but it is an sporty luxury sedan it bares its teeth.

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Sitting in the seat while our drive tackled a bit of curvy road, the attitude remained perfectly Attacking a few corners ourselves, the C it’s game to play, but obviously not a hill-climb machine. The model is 220 pounds lighter the current car, but add in that V6, 4Matic and all the options thrown at our car, and it becomes clear moving weight. The rear-wheel-drive will be lighter on its contact when it arrives in Q1 of 2015, but no one’s going to be buying car to attack corners because, baby S-Class.

Which us to how the cabin feels quiet. The bodyshell is more rigid and fewer components, further by more noise insulation and materials, aerodynamic detailing to wind noise (and fuel economy), more door seals and even a central locking mechanism.

The stop-start mechanism is so subtle we even realize it was active.

In the auto stop-start mechanism is so we didn’t even realize it was and we had to pull over twice to it. The first time we pulled a truck passed by in the opposite on the restart, and even though we had our ear to the steering wheel, we couldn’t the engine fire up. The interior is hushed and sturdy, well its compact premium pay-grade more enlighteningly described as Lexus-like quiet with a bearing.

We had planned to ask engineers some on the second day, but the only note of our drive obliterated plans. Buyers who don’t to lay out for COMAND Online with its screen and polished navigation can with the standard system, purchase a Garmin SD card fits into a slot in the armrest and enables in-car which we think is a great On Day 2, though, the navigation system to read any of the routes that had saved to the SD card. A Mercedes called an engineer and was told we needed to lock the car, four minutes for the system to completely, then get back in and it work. We did this. Twice. It work. We swapped out the SD card for one another car. It still work. Our helper entered an manually, but instead of taking us to the test track in Salon-de-Provence, it to guide us onto the runways at the Rossi-Levallois Pilot School. Not to end up on Autoblog in one of those posts some dumbass who followed his onto a taxiway, we called off the and drove straight to the departure

Nothing else in the class offer everything the new C-Class

A foible, yes, but a small on a pre-production car. More once you get beyond the basics the split-folding rear seat, parking brake, the massive and standard features like Assist, nothing else in the will offer everything the new does. All of the Intelligent Drive from the S-Class will be on the C-Class, like Distronic with Steer Assist a in the traffic-clogged rush hour of Parktronic and Active Lane Assist, and remote activation of the system. Yeah, it’s to get spendy if you order up the lot, but you get this much lot anywhere in the segment.

Here’s another way the new C-Class is the S-Class: That executive sedan has owned its segment for yet it’s never given the that it’s been to beat its competitors. It is everything represents even, and perhaps when it stumbles and it never to argue its position. You either get it or you

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche of the new C-Class, It embodies what we modern automotive luxury by Mercedes-Benz to be. This new C isn’t isn’t fighting, isn’t to beat the BMW 3 Series or any other It is its own thing, surprisingly mature and the Mercedes of the segment. It has stepped off the and now so can you. If you like the size of it, the C-Class is likely all the climbing ever need to do.

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