Mercedes-Benz C-class has been revealed in full at the Detroit motor show ahead of a planned arrival in UK showrooms in June. Prices are set to rise marginally over the outgoing model.
The new model, Mercedes’
global best-seller, has a dramatic new look inside and out, a 100kg
weight reduction and a more efficient engine line-up that includes a
model with sub-100g/km CO2emissions for the first time in the fiercely
contested compact premium saloon segment.
Other features of the
new W205-generation C-class include the option of air suspension
(another segment first), a more agile chassis, greater use of aluminium
in its structure and a whole suite of advanced driver-assistance systems
shared with the recently-launched new S-class.
the C-class is the new lightweight modular rear-drive MRA (Mercedes
Rear-drive Architecture) platform that will underpin all core rear-drive
models from the C-class and above, including saloons and SUVs.
new platform will be rolled out across a C-class line-up that will
extend to include estate, coupé and AMG variants as well as a new
cabriolet version and 4Matic all-wheel-drive models that will be sold in
the UK for the first time from the end of next year.
C-class is 4686mm long, 1810mm wide and 1442mm high, the length and
width growing by 95mm and 40mm respectively over the current car and the
height reducing by 5mm. The wheelbase is up by 80mm to 2840mm.
The increase in size is due to the recent arrival in Mercedes’s line-up of the CLA,
a model that closely matches the current C-class in length. The
fifth-generation C-class has thus grown longer and wider to distance
itself from the CLA.
Thanks to: Autocar