New Mercedes C-Class to spring onto market

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will go on sale in March.

MERCEDES-BENZ will launch its new C-Class in the spring.
The new model will be what the German carmaker describes as a “comprehensive modernisation”. The front and rear sections will feature a more striking design and there will be a high-resolution colour display screen in the instrument cluster, an elegant new dashboard with grained surface and prominent decorative trim emphasising the premium character of the interior.
Fuel consumption has been improved by up to 31 per cent thanks in part to efficiency-enhancing measures including new engines, the improved 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission and the Eco start/stop function also feature. Ten new driving assistance systems ranging from the standard Attention Assist drowsiness detection system to the optional Distronic Plus proximity control system will also be available on the C-Class for the first time.
“In terms of drive and protection systems the new-generation C-Class offers the same comfort and safety as our luxury models.  High-grade interior features  remind one of the new CLS, the C-Class sets completely new standards in its segment with respect to perceived value and quality,” says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Sales & Marketing Director at Mercedes-Benz Cars. This interior modernisation is supplemented with a new telematics generation that not only includes completely redesigned displays, but also makes onboard internet access available.
Over 2,000 new components distinguish the latest generation of the C-Class from its predecessor. The UK market launch of the saloon and estate versions will take place in March.
The C-Class is the highest-selling model series for Mercedes-Benz.  The current series has found well over one million buyers worldwide since its launch in March 2007, with 98,000 of those sales in the UK.
Since the introduction of the first C-Class in 1982 (then known as the 190), Mercedes has sold more than 8.5-million vehicles in total in this segment.