The 2015 C-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s mainstay, their best-selling model, and greatest weapon in spreading the message of “The Best of Nothing” across the U.S.
We previewed the C-Class a few weeks ago by gathering the finest Internet rumors of the day, and now that it has been officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, much appears as we had heard.
The C-Class is half-way between the more affordable CLA and luxurious S. To protect its value, the C-Class leans toward the S in terms of styling, size, proportions, technology and luxurious touches, all while retaining its CLA-competitive price point. The result is fantastic for consumers.
By using the S-Class’s looks, most people will be fooled into thinking that you own an S instead of the C. Interior materials, fit and finish are also highly reminiscent of the S, so passengers who have to study the back of your headrest will also retain plenty of reason to be impressed.
Being the cost-conscious alternative to the S, however, it’s important that the C be economical to drive frequently. Mercedes-Benz engineers have seen to this by paring away some 220 pounds from last year’s model.
For a wonderfully expansive two-page first look at the 2015 C-Class, we highly encourage you to read Car and Driver’s appraisal from NAIAS.