The 2015 C-class gets a completely new suspension setup with a four-link front axle which allows the suspension to be fully decoupled from the spring/strut. Mercedes says that allows for more grip and more lateral stability, as well as quicker responses to steering inputs. The rear has a five-link setup.
Three versions of the Mercedes steel suspension are offered. The base setup is “comfortable yet sporty, ” according to Mercedes, a sportier setup goes 0.6-inches lower and comfort setup comes as part of the Luxury Package.
If those setups don’t fit your fancy, for the first time C-class buyers can opt for an Airmatic air suspension, which is electronically controlled via a button in the cabin. The system features comfort, eco, sport and sport plus settings.
The new C-class grows 3 inches in wheelbase, 3.7 inches in length and 1.6 inches in width. Mercedes says the bigger proportions allow the rear passengers to travel in greater comfort. Truck capacity also goes up to 17 cubic feet.
Despite the increase in size, weight was reduced by about 200 pounds through extensive use of aluminum in the body shell. A high-strength passenger compartment protects occupants with “field-tested” deformation zones that direct force away from the body.
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Visually, the new C-class takes on the design characteristics of the bigger sedans in the three-pointed stable. Buyers get a choice of two front clips. The luxury version sports the hood ornament while the sporty model gets the star on the grille. Halogen headlights are standard, as are rear LEDs.
Inside, the C-class gets “high-class materials” with soft touch points, a new center console with a free-standing display and a new touchpad to navigate the system. The C-class also now features a heads-up display (just like Corvettes from the 80’s), which displays the most important info on the windshield.
The C-class will now feature a heads-up-display.
The C-class comes with an almost perfunctory laundry list of diver assists to increase safety and driver awareness. Attention assist comes standard, alerting the driver when he or she is inattentive or drowsy. Also standard is collision prevention assist plus, which can help drivers avoid accidents by breaking autonomously in certain situations.