Detroit: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets a Tech Heavy Reboot


Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new C-Class at the Detroit Auto Show today and it boasts an impressive amount of gadgetry along with first in its class air suspension.

They’ve trimmed the weight of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class by 220 pounds, improved its aerodynamics, and introduced a range of new assistive safety features. The inside also gets an update with higher end trims and tech you’d expect to see in more expensive models.

The center display houses either a 7″ or 8.4″ screen and there’s a new touchpad in the handrest over the controller. It’s designed to provide control of the multimedia system with just the smallest of gestures and allows for the input of handwritten numbers and letters in any language.

The display also has a higher than usual resolution of 960 x 540 with a bonded glass cover like what you’ll find on an iPhone. The Command system will offer over 20 integrated apps.

It is being built with an aluminum hybrid body that weighs 154 pounds less than a conventional steel body. The light weight of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class helps it get 20% greater fuel economy without losing any performance.

The C-Class will also have first in its segment air suspension for the front and rear axles. Electronically controlled, continuous variable damping at the front and rear will help reduce tire vibration and road noise and Agility Select will allow for further customization with Comfort, Eco, Sport and Sport+. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class also features all-round self-leveling for optimum ride comfort even when the vehicle is loaded.

Here is the video of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class debut!

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.