The New C-Class, The Best Knows No Alternatives

Business News of Saturday, 28 February 2015

Source: Silver Star Auto

The new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium medium-size category. It is the benchmark in weight saving, aerodynamics and noise levels. It also has the best ratings in safety.

On a visual level, the new C-Class is a bold departure from its predecessor. Its striking and dynamic design clearly exudes sensuality and arouses the emotions. The hallmark proportions of the Mercedes saloon is seen in the long bonnet, the far sitting passenger compartment and the short overhangs. From the sides dropping lines also highlight a typical Mercedes-Benz signature.

As has become the trend, the new C-Class offers two different front-end designs. The bold sports grille with the central star for the Avantgarde and Standard design line and the classic radiator grille with the star atop the bonnet for the Exclusive design line. These front-end designs demonstrate the effortless superiority of the Mercedes-Benz design.

Rear design emphasizes width and the powerful shoulders give the C-Class another striking athletic appearance. Rear light design is distinctive and gives the car and unmistakable le identity in the dark.

Interior design in the C-Class is on a level just as can be found in higher vehicle categories. This applies to the carefully chosen high-class materials and the precision of the finely crafted details. In fact, when passengers settle in their seat in the new C-Class they will experience an uplifting experience of being upgraded from economy to business class as in an airliner.

Powerful and efficient engines petrol and diesel engines, all equipped with ECO Start/Stop functions and complying with Euro 6 emissions reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared with the predecessor model.

The engine range comprises six petrol engines and two petrol engines.

Mercedes-Benz aims at bringing the highest standard of safety to all road users. To this end, the new C-Class incorporates almost all of the new assistance systems available in the top-end S and E-Class. These assistance systems which enhance comfort and safety are collectively known as the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Standard fit assistance systems include ATTENTION ASSIST and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST.

ATTENTION ASSIST warns drivers of inattentiveness and fatigue. Where specified the COMMAND Online navigation function can indicate locations of stopovers where the driver can take a break.

COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200km/hr if the driver fails to respond to warning when the risk of a collision persists.

DISTRONIC PLUS and BAS PLUS Brake Assist are among the optionally available assistance systems.

DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and integrated Stop&Go Pilot is able to follow ongoing traffic at speeds below 60km/h safely and conveniently without driver intervention.

BAS PLUS Brake Assist can detect crossing traffic at intersections and boost the braking force if the drive fails to apply the brakes sufficiently.

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