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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S 4Matic stands out in the LA crowd

Way back in June, Mercedes-Benz issued a light refresh of its svelte CLS-Class, adding one very notable new feature – MultiBeam LED headlamps. This new technology allows a camera to constantly adjust the output of the lamps, essentially letting driver to enjoy the power of full-beam…


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

It ain’t easy being the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Up until now, the compact luxury sedan has had a tough job description: offer sufficient driving dynamics to allow it to compete with the lauded BMW 3 Series, while also serving as the lowest cost of entry into the coveted Mercedes-Benz portfolio….


Carplay and Mercedes Benz

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It seems that Apple jumped the gun in announcing the availability of Carplay on 2015 Mercedes Benz vehicles.

It’s rather disappointing as many members were looking forward to the technology.  Sources inside Mercedes Benz have confirmed that even though the 2015 C Class has NTG 5 (the 5th generation of the Comand Infotainment system), Carplay will not be available at launch in the Fall of 2014.  It is likely that the technology is at least a year away from being a mainstream option.  This is further bolstered by the lack of any reference to Carplay in the Dealer Order Guide and the 2015 Model Preview published by Mercedes Benz Canada.

The 2015 W205 C-Class on display at the New York Autoshow had a fully functioning Carplay interface that did not look like Beta software at all. There is also a webpage dedicated to Carplay on the corporate MB website.


Mercedes Reveals New 2015 C-Class Wagon

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We’ve fallen in love with the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class, introduced at Detroit this year. The baby Benz has grown up, leapfrogged the E and CLS Class in luxury and comfort, and feels more like an S-Class in amenities. Today, Mercedes-Benz introduced the next version of the new C, the C-Class Estate, which sadly won’t make it over to our shores.

Typically speaking, wagon’s aren’t exactly cool, but somehow, much like the E63 AMG Wagon that we’ve reviewed, Mercedes-Benz looks to have yet another design winner in its hands. The chassis and power options remain identical to the Sedan version, with the C400 Estate 4Matic leading the pack at 333hp. Compared with the outgoing C-Class Estate, the new version is roomier for both passengers, and load capacity. The rear seats feature an all new 40:20:40 split (vs. 60:40 split in the predecessor), allowing 5, 4, 3 or 2 seat configuration depending on how much cargo space is needed. A new HANDS-FREE-ACCESS system allows opening and closing of the liftgate by moving your foot under the rear bumper, much like the Ford Focus hatchbacks.

Hopefully, Mercedes-Benz changes its mind and sends the Estate over to North America. Unfortunately, with our tastes for SUVs and Crossovers, the new C-Class Estate is bound to be another forbidden fruit here.

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Uncovered Mercedes C-Class wagons look ready for dealers

We’ve spotted the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon testing in the past, and we even caught a fairly undisguised example of the AMG version in development. However, the latest shots show it with almost no disguise at all. In fact, these vehicles almost look ready to be dropped off at European…


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class [w/videos]

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has had its reveal under the bright lights of the 2014 Toronto Auto Show, so we already know quite a bit about the German luxury brand’s new volume seller. This time around, we’ve decided to take a much closer look at the 2015 C-Class and find out where Mercedes


Detroit: The All New Mercedes-Benz C Class

As the CLA class was introduced, it created a conundrum for new prospective owners venturing into Mercedes-Benz dealerships. The gap between the entry level CLA and the current entry level C class had become quite small. This was all part of the plans at Mercedes-Benz, as they create a wider gap between the CLA and the E class, and move the new C class into a more upscale vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The current C class is no slouch, introduced in 2007, it has sold over 2.4 million cars since its introduction, making it Mercedes-Benz’s top selling model. The W204 C class gave us the awesome C63 AMG, a car which finally gave BMW M a run for its money, and the mental C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, which showed the world that AMG cars are serious business.

With that being said, the new C class (W205) is probably the most important launch for Mercedes-Benz in the next few years, as the car has to not only keep its status as Mercedes-Benz’s bread and butter class, but also be more upscale and closer to the luxuries and refinement of the E class.

In North America, the new C class launches with 2 new models, the C300 4MATIC with a 237hp 2.0L turbocharged direct injection four cylinder, and the C400 4MATIC with a 3.0L turbocharged direct injection V6 at 331hp. The engines are mated to the tried and true 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, as well as 4MATIC full time all-wheel drive system. Sadly, neither the rumored dual clutch transmission, nor the 9G-TRONIC 9 speed automatic transmission made the cut.

Starting with the chassis, the new C increases its wheelbase by 3 inches. In terms of body dimensions, the vehicle is 3.7 inches longer and 1.6 inches wider. This results in more leg room and headroom for the rear passengers, and also improves trunk capacity to 17 cubic feet. All new lightweight aluminum hybrid construction allows Mercedes-Benz engineers to shave 154lbs compared to similar steel construction. Compared to the outgoing C class, the W205 has lost 220 lbs, increased aluminum usage from 10% to 50%, lowered the center of gravity, while increasing stiffness and rigidity which benefits handling and reduces fuel consumption. Further improving on the C class’s efficiency is the new body’s low coefficient of drag. At 43mph, aerodynamic exceeds the sum total of all other driving resistance factors. The standard radiator style grille even closes up completely at speed to improve the vehicle’s Cd value.

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Mercedes fits new C-Class with AMG kit

It’s only been a week and a half since Mercedes-Benz revealed the new C-Class, and it’ll likely be a while yet before the replacement for the C63 AMG comes along. But if you want to see a preview of what it’ll look like, look no further than the AMG aero kit that has just surfaced.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class is no longer a baby Benz

Once known as the “baby Benz,” the Mercedes C-Class has since been undercut by the hot-selling CLA. But don’t think for a minute that means Mercedes has given up on the C-Class – which is, after all, its top-selling model line. In fact, since introducing the current C-Class in 2007, …


2015 Mercedes C-Class caught completely uncovered during photo shoot

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class won’t be introduced until next year, but we’ve already seen the new sedan (and wagon) in various states of undress either through spy shots or leaked images. Thanks to a recent photo shoot, we’re now seeing the next-gen C-Class – codenamed W205 – fully …


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