Mercedes-Benz has revealed its highly anticipated new 2015 C-Class today in the form of official images, technical specification, engine options and the feature list. In its latest iteration, the bestselling Mercedes car, which in its previous generation avatar has sold more than 2.4 million units, gets bolder and more technology laden than ever. The headline news for the new 2015 C-class is its optional air-suspension, which is a first for this class of cars. Earlier today we brought to you the leaked brochures of the car, and now we have every detail you want to know about it.
In its latest generation avatar, the C-Class has increased substantially in size as compared to its current generation version. At 2840mm, the wheelbase is a good 80mm longer as compared to the previous gen version. The new C-Class is also 95 mm longer and 40 mm wider. The benefits of this increase are reaped primarily the rear passengers, who get much better leg and shoulder room. At 480 liters, the boot is bigger than the previous version too.
While the prices for the car are yet to be announced, it’s quite clear that they are expected to be slightly higher than the outgoing version. An idea of the insurance quote for the car, however, can be had by looking at the quotes for the previous gen car at an insurance site, something like this – cheap car insurance with Express Insurance.
The good thing is, while the car has increased in size, use of lightweight materials has reduced its weight by as much as 100 kg! The use of an unusually high proportion of aluminium for a mass-produced range I key to achieving the feat. The share of aluminium has risen compared with the successful predecessor from under 10 per cent to almost 50 per cent.
In keeping with Mercedes-Benz traditions, the body is designed for exemplary crash safety. As a result, the Saloon complies not only with all current national laws but also with all rating requirements, as well as meeting the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety standards based on what actually happens during accidents.
Boasting excellent aerodynamics and a new range of more fuel efficient engines, the new 2015 C-Class takes a big leap as regards performance and fuel efficiency. A host of new safety and assistance systems, along with the a new suspension, optionally air-sprung, makes the new car present itself is a solid competitor to its rivals.
Let’s discuss the various aspects of the new car in detail
Design and visual appeal
Visually, the new C-Class takes a bolder stance than its predecessor. Though progressive in its approach, the new C-class tried to add dynamism and tension on its exterior surfaces and lines in abundance.
The new C-Class features H7 halogen headlamps as standard. Option LED lighting system is available in two flavors: a static system and a dynamic version with “LED Intelligent Light System”. The characteristic night design lends the new C-Class its very own distinctive look in the dark, too. The rear lamp and brake light in the tail lights feature LED technology in all headlamp versions.
In profile the new C-class is defined by a long and sharp bonnet, with a pushed back passenger compartment, and short overhangs for that planted, aggressive look. Large wheels emphasize the rear and communicate a stylishly sporty character.
According to Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG, ” Progressive and emotional highlights underscore the ground-breaking design style of the new C-Class and demonstrate sensual clarity. The new C-Class interprets modern luxury on a new level.