The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes all that is good from the company that invented the modern automobile back in 1886, and blends it into one elegantly-styled package.Much like the previous generation, the new C-Class borrows heavily from the S-Class of its time in the design department and arguably leaves the ageing E-Class for dead both outside and in.
In many ways, it’s a miniature S-Class from the outside and from a distance you can indeed mistake the two models rather easily. Step inside though and it’s a different and more surprising outcome, where we confidently rate the new C-Class a more modern place to be than Benz’s best offering.
The now uncluttered C-Class interior is class leading by some margin. It blends supreme craftsmanship and build quality (of its switchgear and interior trim) with an easy to use human-machine interface that finally outshines its Audi and BMW rivals.Gone are the busy buttons of the centre console that resembled a now defunct Blackberry and in its place comes the iPad-like screen (that many don’t appear to love as much as we do) which brings the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’ COMAND infotainment system, controlled via a gorgeous rotary dial and touch interface.
It’s a challenge to fault the C-Class interior, which also offers 14mm more front shoulder room, 31mm more front seat height adjustment and 26mm more rear legroom than its predecessor. The next-generation of the high-performance Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be unveiled at September’s Paris Motorshow before going on sale in early-mid 2015. As a package, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is going to be a tremendous contender in this ever-popular segment and one that its German and Japanese rivals are likely to struggle against.
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