The latest C-Class Saloon boasts head-turning looks to match its dynamic driving characteristics. The reworked front section provides a dramatic focal point with SE and Elegance model lines incorporating a restyled bumper, air intakes and twin round fog lamps.
The Sport model goes a step further with a bold new radiator grille and stylish LED daytime running lights. Not to mention all-round AMG bodystyling, including AMG front apron, rear apron and side skirts.
Other enhancements vary from extensive chrome trim, featured on the Elegance model, to a range of exterior paint finishes. All models feature exclusive wheel designs, including 18” AMG 7-spoke alloys on the Sport.
In addition, Bi-xenon headlights with Intelligent Light System, featuring LED daytime running lights, are standard on the Sport and optional on the Elegance model line.
Quality and sophistication
Sharing styling cues with the new CLS-Class, the latest C-Class Saloon’s interior combines intelligent design with exceptional luxury.
High quality materials range from Nappa leather to Brown Ash wood and brushed aluminium, depending on the model line.
In addition, the new-look dashboard has a tactile, grained surface and incorporates a large, full-colour central display screen. Ideal for at-a-glance access to navigation, communication and entertainment information.
A new 12 button multifunction steering wheel is also standard on all models, ensuring ergonomic, fingertip control of many systems.
For added practicality, the Storage Package is standard on the Elegance and Sport models and optional on the SE. This useful addition includes storage boxes under the front seats, storage nets in the rear footwells, a double cupholder and a sunglasses compartment.
The latest C-Class is available in three model lines, each offering distinctive styling and impressive equipment levels.
The SE, for example, comes with Advanced Parking Guidance and Attention Assist as standard, along with automatic climate control with digital display. The new improved Audio 20 now features pre-wiring for Becker® MAP PILOT navigation system while design highlights include 16” 7-spoke alloy wheels.
Building on the SE specification, the Elegance features Artico leather upholstery,
17” 7-twin spoke alloy wheels, and extensive chrome trim. For convenience, the Storage Package is fitted, complete with storage box under the front seats, double cup holder, sunglasses compartment and storage nets in the rear footwells.
Alternatively, choose the Sport model line with its striking AMG bodystyling and
18” AMG 7-spoke alloy wheels. Bi-xenon headlights with the Intelligent Light System are standard, as are Sports suspension and Sports braking system. Inside, you’ll find Sports seats, AMG 3-spoke sports steering wheel, and brushed aluminium trim.
Arrive in good shape
From the Agility Control Suspension, which adjusts automatically to the driving conditions, to the sheer quality of finishes within the cabin – everything about the latest C-Class Saloon is geared towards a refined and relaxing driving experience.
Ergonomically designed front seats are fitted with adjustable lumbar support and partial electric adjustment for seat height and backrest. With the optional Memory Package (including 4-way lumbar support) you can store these settings, along with steering wheel position, head restraint height and position of the exterior mirrors.
Optional multi-contour front seats incorporate adjustable air chambers to ensure first-class comfort and support.
On the Sport model, contoured Sports seats provide additional lateral support to suit the vehicle’s more athletic driving characteristics.
Luxury Automatic Climate Control is available as an option, enabling occupants to set their ideal temperature and airflow within individual climate zones. Sun and pollutant sensors, along with dust and carbon filters, help maintain a fresh cabin environment.
Staying out of trouble
To help protect you, your passengers, and other road users, the C-Class Saloon offers a range of technologies to promote safer driving. When combined with active safety features such as our acclaimed Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®), these systems significantly reduce the risk of accidents.
This award-winning system warns the driver if he or she is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Now standard on the C-Class Saloon, Attention Assist monitors driving behaviour throughout the journey and ‘learns’ how to recognise signs of driver fatigue – for example, erratic steering movements. If required, it emits a visual and audible warning to take a break.
If the brakes are hit hard when travelling at speeds above 30 mph, adaptive brake lights start flashing to alert following drivers to the dangers ahead. The system has been proven to shorten the reaction time of the traffic behind, thereby reducing the risk of a rear-end collision or the severity of an impact.
This package incorporates Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. The former uses radar sensors to continuously monitor your blind spot for the presence of another vehicle. If one is detected the system issues visual and audible warnings accordingly. Similarly, Lane Keeping Assist uses a camera to detect when the vehicle has unintentionally moved out of lane. If necessary, the system warns you by vibrating the steering wheel.
Adaptive High Beam Assist helps prevent other road users being dazzled by your high beam. Standard on the Sport and optional on the Elegance as part of the Intelligent Light System, whenever the system detects the headlamps or taillights of a car ahead, it automatically dims your high beam then reactivates it when the road is clear. The system also continuously adjusts the range of your low-beam headlamps to suit the driving situation.
Speed Limit Assist scans the road for speed-limit signs and displays the limit within the speedometer display so drivers can adjust their speed accordingly. Standard with COMAND Online, crucially, the system distinguishes between relevant speed limit signs – both at the side of the road and on overhead gantries –and irrelevant ones, such as those on the back of trucks.
At speeds less than 35 km/h the system automatically searches for a suitable parking space. The “P” symbol in the instrument cluster tells the driver that a space has been found which is at least 130 cm longer than the vehicle. In the instrument cluster the driver is then shown the steering wheel movements for ideal parking. PARKTRONIC including Parking Guidance can be easily switched off by means of a switch on the dashboard.
When reversing, this optional camera system projects an image of the area directly behind the vehicle onto the COMAND centre console display. This improves safety and helps reduce the risk of bumps and scrapes.