Sporty and athletic, the sensuous, vivid design of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class embodies modern luxury and cuts a fine figure on the road. It does so while elevating the style and beauty to a sporty level. An optionally available air suspension together with the dynamic configured chassis, form the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, driving pleasure, agile handling, and low road roar and tire vibration. Its price and release date details among a raft of other important features are covered below.
For 2017, the new C-Class brings forth a reduced weight, efficient engines, excellent aerodynamics, and a higher performance relative to the vehicle it is replacing. Safety is of the highest caliber thanks to plenty of driver assistance systems. Theirs is no doubt that the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 is the honcho of its class – a position it has held for a couple of years in a row.
Several features make the new model distinctively enjoyable to drive even when standstill. The front features a long bonnet and a diamond-radiator grille that gives it a sporty striking front section. Its length between the front axle and the firewall has increased over its predecessor giving way to crouched greenhouse the lines of which flow into the powerful-looking and bold rear end accentuating the genetics roots of a Mercedes-Benz.
Well, the C-Class isn’t the only “Young Turk” around, there’re several other models that parallel its game. Some of the culprits coming from its own backyard include the Audi A5, and the BMW 4 Series. The Lexus RC 350, and the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe are also possible alternatives hot on the heels of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date & Price
According to sources, the new C-Class release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. The base price will start from around $80,080 – a fair price if your ask me! Leasing is also available. You can start placing an order at your nearest Mercedes dealer.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior
First things first, here are the new model’s dimensions: 71.3-inches – width, 55.3-inches – height, 184.5-inches – length. The wheelbase is 11.8 inches while its curb weight stands at 3638 pounds. These measurements are unchanged over the existing model that it is replacing.
The front is sportier and distinct. Both the sedan and coupe versions are different. The common denominator between the two versions are the larger air intakes, eye-catching three-star Mercedes logo, and a larger bumper. Other exterior features a potential buyer will encounter include 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, a power-folding fabric top (Cabriolet), and an optionally available illuminated Mercedes emblem in the rear spoiler and grille.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior
The interior of the C-Class coupe is similar to that of the sedan in most respects, and that’s a good thing. The cabin blends evocative classic design and modern high technology. While some may critique its tablet-like infotainment system, the driver-centric nature with which it is mounted on the dashboard more than makes for the gawkiness. The material’s quality is unquestionably excellent whether you upgrade to the genuine leather or you stick to the standard MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery.
Some of the standard accessories include keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, six-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirror, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, USB ports, HD radio, a CD player, a seven-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, a 13-speaker Burmester premium audio system, a navigation system, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats.
The full list of trim levels hasn’t been released by Mercedes, however, the C300 Coupe is available as a Cabriolet of hardtop, along with the high-performance C63 S, and the AMG C63 models. Other trims may include C300 4Matic sedan, C300 Coupe, and the C450 AMG 4Matic.
At the heart of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lurks a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine able to generate 241 hp and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. The default drive system is RWD, while the transmission is a seven-speed. 0-60 mph with the C300 takes 6.3 seconds, while fuel economy stands at 26 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.
More power can be given by the AMG C43 Cabriolet that gets a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine able to churn out a cool 363 horsepower and 384 pounds-feet of torque. 0-60 mph takes 4.7 seconds.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.8 in. (111.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.5 in. (184.5 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 81 ft³
Cargo volume: 9 ft³
Curb weight: 3638 lb
Top Speed: 130-174 mph
0-60: 4,7 sec
MPG: 24/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Polar White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Available safety features include automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, a rearview camera, rear-end collision warnings, lane-keeping assist, and a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts. The existing model got a perfect five out five star rating for overall crash protection, results that we also expect for the 2017 model.