2015 Mercedes C-Class comes in two new flavors. Which would you choose?[video]
How would like to take your all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Americans love to have choices, and the new C-Class will come in two flavors for U.S. buyers. Mercedes is offering two very distinct flavors of the new C-Class depending on if you want a sporty more aggressive look or a more traditional Mercedes-Benz classic look. U.S. buyers can also choose between a plush ride or a sporty performance-oriented ride with a lowered suspension.
Mercedes says they will offer the all-newly designed 2015 C-Class with either a plush ride “with a new interpretation of our traditional grille,” or a lowered suspension with a more aggressive, modern grille. So it all depends on if you want a Sport or Luxury trim. These will both be available to U.S. buyers later this year and will come in two distinct models.
The U.S. market will get two new 2015 C-Class models: C300 4MATIC will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine with preliminary power figures of 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It will also launch in the U.S. with a C400 4MATIC with a 3.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection V6 with 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.
Both C-Class models will come with a choice of two different front ends. They can be ordered with a sporty front end with the star centrally positioned, or the classic sedan radiator grille featuring the Mercedes star on the hood. The fins of the radiator grille can be closed completely on either model to optimize the vehicle's Cd value.
Both C-Class Sedans are fitted as standard with a new steel suspension. Two suspensions with selective damping systems are also available. Depending on your driving style, the new C-Class can be ordered with a comfortable yet sporty base suspension, or for driving enthusiasts, a sports suspension. The more aggressive sports suspension comes lowered by .6 inches and will be available with the optional Sport Package.
For an ultra-luxurious ride, for the very first time, the 2015 C-Class can be ordered with the new AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axles. It features an electronically controlled, continuous variable damping at the front and rear, and Mercedes says it offers outstanding road roar and tire vibration characteristics even with the vehicle loaded.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been completely redesigned from the ground up. It even offers a little bit of the S-Class luxury in every C-Class and is more luxurious than ever before. Look for the all-new Class to arrive in U.S. dealerships in fall 2014. Tell us in the comments which C-Class flavor you would choose, Sport or Luxury trim?
Watch all-new 2015 C-Class Premiere video and decide.