This Mercedes-Benz C-Class video review includes information about the all-new 2015 sedan, including the C300 and C400. Pricing, features, engines, interior quality and the new COMAND interface are discussed. For more information, read the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review.
There are two models available: the C300 has a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes more power than its competitors do. The same goes for the C400's 3.0-liter turbo V6. Both come standard with seven-speed transmissions and 4Matic all-wheel drive for now, with the rear-wheel-drive C300 arriving early in 2015.
There are also four different suspension tunings available, including a segment-first variable air suspension. That's S-Class tech and it doesn't end there. You can get most of the same high-tech safety systems and the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system that pretty much drives for you when stuck in highway traffic.
But you'll probably be happy to do the driving everywhere else, because the new C very nicely toes the line between responsive handling and a composed ride. It doesn't quite beg you to drive it like a 3 Series does, but its talents on a winding road and on the open road are equally impressive.
The new C is bigger than before despite losing 200 pounds. The back seat sees the most impressive gains, and is now about even in terms of space and comfort to its main competitors. Interior storage is also generous and while the 12.8 cubic-foot is numerically average, it's very wide.
The interior has the same top-notch construction as before, but the materials and design have been taken to a whole new level. Stitched simulated leather covers the dash and doors, there are large panels of real wood trim, the metallic switches and air vents click and move with fluidity..
The C joins the S-Class as the only other Mercedes to get the latest version of the COMAND electronics interface. The same basic menu structure remains, but the graphics are now impressively vibrant and controlling it can now be accomplished by either the carry-over clickable knob or a new Touchpad that allows for swipe motions like on a smartphone.
Pricing starts at around $40,000, which makes it pricier than its main competitors, but you do get some more equipment standard, especially in terms of safety, and it's easy to make the case that it looks and feels like it should cost more as well.