The Mercedes-Benz C-Class: sexy sophistication

The all-new C-Class sets new standards in the premium medium-luxury segment

With a hint of nostalgia from the GLA commercial, we now move in to the future with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s been a flagship for Merc for some time and now it’s establishing new efficiency benchmarks in its segment thanks to an intelligent lightweight-design concept and economical engines. The car also has a comprehensive scope of standard equipment and exemplary emissions and fuel consumption figures. This all adds up to substantial added value and long-term fuel savings. This model offers an array of new assistance systems for safety of the highest standard. A new optional air-sprung suspension provides for exemplary ride and driving comfort as well as improved handling.

The new C-Class is looking sexier than ever and adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its premium-class interior. Many other innovations and equipment features underscore the sedan’s energising comfort and refined sportiness.

”The C-Class has always been a trendsetter in the mid-size luxury segment.  This is also true for the new C-Class as it comes with qualities usually reserved for higher-class vehicles – environmentally responsible, technologically advanced and high levels of comfort and driving enjoyment,” says Florian Seidler, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa.

The C-Class has grown to take into account people’s increasing average height. With an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase compared with the previous model, the vehicle is also longer and wider.The result is a more spacious interior. At 480 litres the new C-Class also surpasses its predecessor in terms of boot capacity.

“Our new C-Class embodies what we understand modern automotive luxury to be and showcases automotive passion by way of a contemporary design idiom.  We are confident that our new C-Class will be a huge success,” adds Seidler.

Look out for a driving review of the new C Class