Eye-catching looks. Innovative technology. Extraordinary comfort. Remarkable efficiency. The new C-Class Saloon combines all these and more to provide an exceptional driving experience.
Brimming with cutting-edge systems and equipment, it includes the intuitive new touchpad control and AGILITY SELECT, which lets you instantly adapt the car's driving characteristics to suit your tastes. Options include the ingenious head-up display, which makes accessing information at a glance easier than ever.
Exterior styling is muscular and powerful, while the interior features a wealth of high-end materials and finishes to create a refined driving environment. Once you're behind the wheel, you won't want the journey to end.
Significantly lighter than its predecessor, the new C-Class also offers superb handling and outstanding performance. Engines include the C 200 BlueTEC (manual), which can return up to 72.4 mpg* combined, and the C 250 BlueTEC, capable of 0 – 62 mph in just 6.6 seconds.
Slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the latest C-Class Saloon has a powerful, imposing on-road presence. The all new bodystyling is as dynamic as it is distinctive, from the aggressive front section with two-louvre radiator grille and large air intakes, to the muscular creases along the flanks.
Key design elements include striking new LED high performance headlights (standard on the Sport and AMG Line), which offer wide light distribution, low energy consumption, and a long operating life. The full LED tail lights (partial LED on the SE model) have also been restyled, and their brightness automatically adjusts to the light conditions to avoid dazzling other road users.
Integrated into the centre console hand rest of the new C-Class is the all-new touchpad control. It offers an incredibly easy, intuitive way to operate the various functions of your Audio 20 or optional COMAND Online system – whether you're changing the music or searching for an address.
Because it uses an array of movements familiar to any smartphone user, such as clicks, swipes, and pinch/pull zoom on maps, you'll master it in no time. It even recognises “handwritten" entries of telephone numbers, using your finger movements to “write" the numbers.
For total convenience and flexibility, the central controller dial is also included - so you can manage your entertainment, communications, and navigation exactly how you want.
The new C-Class uses innovative design and advanced engine technology to achieve remarkable performance. Its lightweight construction uses around 50 per cent aluminium (in the previous model it was around 10 per cent), contributing to overall weight savings of almost 100 kg. This not only enhances handling but also enables outstanding fuel efficiency.
For example, with manual transmission, the C 200 BlueTEC diesel can return an impressive 72.4 mpg* on the combined cycle. Yet it also has the power to sprint from 0–62 mph in as little as 9.7 seconds. The C 250 BlueTEC (available with automatic transmissions only) is quicker still – 0–62 in 6.6 seconds – yet it can achieve 65.7 mpg* combined.
With fuel economy of 53.3 mpg* combined, the C 200 petrol model isn't far behind, and can clock 0–62 mph in only 7.3 seconds (with automatic transmission).