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Quick Spin: 2015 C300 BlueTEC Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz made its first in the compact sedan market it introduced the 190 in November of 1982. it was the fruit of many years of the 190 was a daring shot in the dark and no one at could predict whether or not would accept what became known as the Baby

Over three decades the concern seems downright Mercedes has built over 8.5 compact sedans to date and the C is one of the company’s best-selling models all the world. The C’s popularity that redesigning it is no small because engineers need to to the existing clientele while new buyers from an ever-crowded of competitors.

Introduced earlier year at the Detroit Motor the fourth-generation C is not scheduled to reach the States until this as a 2015 model. At launch, the will consist of the C300 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 235 horsepower and the up-level powered by a 329-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 All members of the new C-Class lineup of engine weigh noticeably than the outgoing model to a new platform built with 50 aluminum.

When viewed from the the European C-Class is only different from the model will go on sale in the United The story is different under the where our European-spec test car is with a diesel-electric hybrid that Mercedes is currently not on offering Stateside. Called BlueTEC Hybrid, it warrants because it is the first-ever C hybrid and the cleanest member of the new C-Class

Diesel-Electric


At its core, the C300 Hybrid is powered by a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine mated to a automatic transmission. The engine is used across the Mercedes-Benz and variations of it are found in the E250 the GLK250 BlueTEC and even versions of the Sprinter commercial For use in the C300, the oil-burner has been to put out 204 horsepower and a healthy 368 lb-ft. of at just 1,600 rpms.

The engine works in conjunction an electric motor rated at 27 and 191 lb-ft. of instant torque and a lithium-ion battery pack next to the gas tank. With a charge, the C300 can drive on alone for short distances at of up to 21 mph, a function that in handy in stop-and-go traffic. the energy stored in the battery can be channeled to the drive wheels if oomph is needed such as passing on the freeway.

With power sources up and running, says the C300 BlueTEC returns 65 mpg in a mixed European and emits just 94 grams of CO2 per impressive figures that put the on par with some of the smallest, frugal economy cars on the Old Continent. If fuel economy is not a the C300 is capable of scooting zero to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds going on to a top speed of 152 mph.

Tour de Force

Design-wise, the 2015 C-Class’ looks like a well-stirred of CLA-Class and S-Class styling The typically Germanic design of the C has been tossed out in favor of a dashboard and a simpler, more one-piece center console round air vents. All models standard with a seven-inch transistor (TFT) screen protrudes from the top of the center a layout chosen because it it possible to update the screen having to fully redesign the Cars equipped with the COMAND Online infotainment boast a larger 8.4-inch TFT

The S-Class influence doesn’t at what meets the eye. The is available with a long of technology gleaned from flagship sedan such as a display, a rather tacky dispenser and an air suspension on both The C also inherits numerous features from its larger including Attention Assist (a that monitors driver and a comprehensive selection of radar-based designed to avoid accidents Pre-Safe Brake and Collision Assist. Finally, the C can be ordered Distronic Plus with Assist, a semi-autonomous system takes control of the car in a traffic

A smartphone-like touch pad located the front seats enables the to control the navigation system and COMAND Online infotainment with simple finger The driver can also use the touchpad to an address in the navigation system or to add a to the phone book. Alternatively, the system can be controlled via a knob under the touch pad, commands or buttons on the center

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The C300 BlueTEC is equipped a hybrid-specific instrument cluster tells the driver how much is being sent back to the pack, how much juice is in the battery at any given time and the car is operating on electricity alone. The TFT between the two analog gauges can be to provide a wide array of about the car and its surroundings.

On The Road

The comes to life in utter because the diesel engine kick in until its power is needed. When the oil-burner start up it emits a deep that is clearly audible at and at low revs, though few vibrations are transferred into the cabin. The transmission goes through all gears smoothly but downshifts can be a rough depending on how fast the car is

The electromechanical power steering is precise and well-weighted, and our test Airmatic air suspension effectively out imperfections in the pavement. Four profiles can be selected by using a labeled Agility located to the aforementioned touch pad. In to adjusting the air suspension’s firmness, profile alters the steering and the pedal mapping to transform the C a soft-edged cruiser to a nimble, sedan with plenty of in the corners. A fifth profile Individual lets the driver the car to his or her liking.

The C300 really at high speeds, where the quiet ride that is associated with Mercedes has been improved by way of numerous NVH to make the passing miles All told, the hybrid C is more than a Toyota Prius and as quiet as an E-Class.

Leftlane ‘s bottom

Mercedes has raised the bar by giving the C a emotional exterior design and a interior built with materials. The icing on the cake is a arsenal of state-of-the-art convenience and features that have down from the S-Class

It goes without saying many of the C’s high-tech add a premium to its price, but the fact they are available in the first marks a notable improvement the outgoing model and, in ways, the competition.

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