The anticipation surrounding the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class release date continues to build, but as we wait for the release of the next-generation model, there are some key things you should know before it touches its wheels down near Chicago. To help you know exactly what to expect from the redesigned C-Class, we assembled a list of 5 Things You Need To Know About the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class so you have a few key things to look for when you first get behind the wheel at Loeber Motors.
The introduction of the entry-level Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class allowed the C-Class room to grow. For 2015, the C-Class is 3.7-inches longer than the previous generation while the wheelbase also grows 3 inches. In terms of width, the C-Class is about 1.6-inches wider than the previous model. Those exterior dimensions lead to a more spacious interior, as trunk space expands to 17 cubic feet and rear seat passengers will have substantially more leg and hip room.
Despite an increase in size, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is actually substantially lighter than the model from the previous generation. The new model drops as many as 220 pounds as Mercedes-Benz introduced a chassis and body that are nearly half aluminum.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will get a number of new engines throughout the trimline. When the C300 and C400 first arrive on the Loeber Motors lot, you’ll have a choice between a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine or a 329 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6.
The new engines and weight loss both contribute to a more efficient C-Class. The C300 4MATIC Sedan will achieve 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway while the C400 4MATIC Sedan offers 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Those ratings are substantial upgrades from the previous generation model.
Serious About Safety
Mercedes-Benz always makes safety a priority, but the 2015 C-Class will get a number of new features like a standard Collision Mitigation System that is capable of automatically applying the brakes at more than 120 mph if drivers don’t react to potential collisions. Many other cutting-edge active safety features also will be available.