The new C-Class is looking very sharp in these photos from London and the English countryside!
Please disregard the engine badges and driving position of these photos – our American-market launch cars are the C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic — both with standard all-wheel-drive to start. Down the road there is likely to be a rear-drive C250 model as well.
The C400 4Matic is set to be one of the year’s best cars – it brings air suspension to the mid-size luxury class for the first time ever. Air springs are heavenly on the latest crop of Mercedes models, and it is great to see the inclusion on the 2015 C-Class.
The car is expected this year in American dealerships — with first arrivals estimated at late August.
We highly recommend the LED-lit Mercedes badge in the front. It is a ~$500 accessory that is gorgeous in real life and gives the 2015 C-Class a really crisp night-time light signature from afar on the road, as well as being very interesting up close.
Note: ML-Class LED emblem shown.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic
New Photos June 2014 Gallery
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class – EXTERIOR
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class – INTERIOR
The current C-Class Mercedes-Benz is a consistent seller for the brand, but not quite the desirable and aspirational model that the BMW 3 series is among young executives.
Mercedes has taken this to heart, with the American market set to receive two all-new models that are both turbocharged, all-wheel-drive, and much larger inside.
Power figures for the C300 4Matic are 235 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of toque via a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the new C400 4Matic brings 329 horsepower and a whopping 354 pound-feet of torque.
The C400 is powered by a next-gen turbocharged V6 engine, ensuring efficiency at or likely above the previous C350 Sport.
The images show a drastically revamped style, but less of a clean-sheet design than many were expecting.
Dimensions growth was critical for the C300 and C400 to jump up half a notch above the new, front-drive CLA250 Sport at the bottom of the M-B range (here in America.)
Mirroring the new E-Class, a rear-drive BlueTec diesel four-cylinder as well as a hybrid model are expected to join the lineup by late 2014. These are likely to wear to wear the C250 BlueTec and C300 Hybrid badges, but are unconfirmed as of now.
Exterior Gallery 1 – 2015 C-Class
Exterior Gallery 2 – 2015 C-Class