Mercedes-Benz C-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is coming off of a banner year that concluded with the model being named the 2015 World Car of the Year. So how does Mercedes follow up on being named the best vehicle in the world?
One of the best ways to top your successes is to provide buyers with even more variations, and this year’s C-Class line-up does just that. The 2016 C-Class will see the introduction of three new models:
- Mercedes-Benz C 300d 4MATIC®: The C 250 BlueTec model is discontinued for the 2016 model year, and will be replaced with this diesel-powered model. While the specifics have yet to be announced, it is expected to be similar to use the same engine found currently in the E 250 Bluetec, a 2.1-liter turbodiesel that creates 195 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It will have the same seven-speed transmission as the rest of the C-Class, and should be able to get 32 miles per gallon combined, or possibly even more. More information will come available closer to the expected February 2016 release date.
- Mercedes-Benz C 350e Hybrid: A plug-in hybrid vehicle, the C 350e combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 60-kilowatt AC motor, for a combined output of 491 horsepower. The same seven-speed automatic transmission found in the other C-Class models has been adapted for use, allowing the car to drive under engine, power, electric power, or a combination. The hybrid control logic allows the driver to choose when the electric motor is in use – electric-only range is 19 miles, and charge time using the 240-volt fast-charge is only 90 minutes. It does have regenerative braking and can recharge using engine power though.
- Mercedes C 450 AMG® Sport: The AMG® Sport models have been a hit, providing Mercedes buyers the chance to have a taste of the AMG® tuning without committing to the highly-powered AMG® models. The C 450 will be powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6. This engine will have an output of 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, less than the C 63 but still enough to propel the car up to sixty miles per hour in under five seconds. The seven-speed automatic is similar to the one found in the rest of the non-AMG® C-Class models, but with full manual control thanks to paddle shifters, as well as shift programs that have more in common with the C 63 than the other C-Class models.
The C 300 model continues for the 2016 year, available both as a rear-wheel drive vehicle as well as the four-wheel drive 4MATIC® version. The AMG® C 63 and C 63S are also continued. A few new packages have been added to the C-Class line-up to add to the personalization, including a Luxury Package and a Night Package. A Premium 2 package has also been added as an option package, and it includes heated seats, LED headlights, and the Burmester Premium Sound System. Some individual options have also been added, such as the heated steering wheel, and a new Cardinal Red interior will be available.
Both the C 350e and C 450 AMG® Sport will be hitting the market in September of 2015, and you can expect Mercedes-Benz of Massapequa to be one of the first dealerships on Long Island to have models on hand for you to take a look at. As the leading Mercedes-Benz dealer in the Babylon, Hicksville and Islip are, we always have the latest Mercedes models, from these C-Class models to the numerous crossover and SUV options offered by recedes. Our sales staff can help you to understand all of the options available, and will make your drive to 101 Sunrise Highway in Amityville a worthwhile trip.