NAIAS Live - 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

14/01/2014 - 06:52 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Announced in December last year, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class had its public unveiling at the Detroit Motor Show today.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class at 2014 NAIAS front 4

Compared to its predecessor, the new C Class is 95 mm longer, 40 mm wider while the wheelbase has grown by 80 mm. Yet, the sedan is 100 kg lighter than the outgoing car thanks to a new hybrid aluminium construction.

The new C Class uses Mercedes's MRA architecture and is available with three engine options as of now - two petrols and one diesel. All engines come paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, while a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox is also available as an option.

The quickest engine of the lot, a 1,991 cc petrol motor, produces 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque and can accelerate the sedan from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class at 2014 NAIAS cabin

Optional features on the new C Class include an AIRMATIC air suspension system, ATTENTION ASSIST, DISTRONIC PLUS, PRE-SAFE brake and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

More details available in the press release below.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class - Press Release

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