Mercedes-Benz unveils the new C-Class

Published August 12, 2022, 2:21 AM

by Inigo Roces

Modernizing luxury

Auto Nation Group, the official importer and distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Philippines, has just launched the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This fifth generation has been thoroughly redesigned and steps up the game for luxury compact sedans.

The new C-Class blends sportiness and luxury in a contemporary form. It carries the new design language that was first introduced back with the S-Class, like its headlamp and taillamp design, all the way to the flowing, seamless, and extensively digitized interior. These were all carried over to the compact sedan segment, wherein the new C-Class can bring all these luxurious touches to a wider market. As such, the C-Class deserves to be dubbed as the “Baby S”.

New style

Most noticeable is the redesigned front bumper and radiator grille that accentuates the prominent Mercedes-Benz star. It come with high performance LED headlamps with daytime running lights. Pronounced power domes on the bonnet also give a sporty and masculine character. The rear is a familiar sight since it now features two-section tail lights which are also found on the E-Class and S-Class. It has also grown in all dimensions, with a longer wheelbase, greater overall length, width, and even more ground clearance. These contribute to the overall space inside the cabin. Its sleeker coupe-like design rolls on new 18-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels and run-flat tires.

Digitized interior

Getting inside the cabin of the C-Class feels like you are stepping into the world of S-Class. Its flowing forms and refined materials raise the modern luxury of its interior to a new level.

Catching your eye is an 11.9-inch floating central display touchscreen, loaded with features and is also slightly inclined towards the driver. The 10.25-inch free-standing full digital instrument display is already part of the standard equipment. You can customize the display style to suit your preference, such as Classic, Sport, and Understated. It can also show you driver assistance menus.

The new C-Class is also equipped with the latest generation MBUX multimedia system that now gets more connectivity features and a “Hey Mercedes“ voice command system. The driver can also operate the MBUX in the multifunction steering wheel via touch control buttons.

You can easily connect your mobile wirelessly via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It gives convenient access to the most important applications on your smartphone (Messages, Spotify, Waze, etc.).

Relaxing cabin

The new C-Class has everything to help you relax. It offers generous space with larger legroom and more headroom. Once set, the seats are electrically adjustable for the driver and passenger with capacitive switches that react to touch input.

The cabin can be customized with its 64-color ambient lighting. It is also equipped with Thermatic dual-zone automatic climate control, where it can be set easily with the convenient temperature and ventilation controls found on the central display. It also has an activated charcoal filter to filter dust and reduces harmful chemicals and substances.

Comfort and safety

Mercedes-Benz sets the standards when it comes to safety. The new C-Class comes with a standard seven airbags with two-stage deployment. The car is also equipped with Blind Spot assist to keep the driver well-informed of the surroundings. Other driver assistance systems include Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist, 12 ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear, Reversing Camera, and ATTENTION ASSIST.

Engaging driving experience

Powering the new C-Class is a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 170-hp and 250-Nm of torque. It comes with an electrified drivetrain with EQ boost mild-hybrid technology, first introduced in the flagship S-Class last year.

The Integrated Starter Generator and 48-volt power supply provides up to 15-kW of additional power and up to 200-Nm more torque. This is particularly noticeable in acceleration, while maintaining low fuel consumption.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels by the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, with barely noticeable gear changes for a smooth yet engaging drive. The transmission maintains low engine speeds which reduces the fuel consumption even more.

Some great features from other Mercedes-Benz cars are kept like the DYNAMIC SELECT that lets you choose whether you want a sporty or comfortable drive.

Frankie Ang, Chief Operating Officer at Auto Nation Group, Inc. with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

“The C-Class has raised the bar of the luxury compact executive sedans. It’s where modern luxury meets driving dynamics, human-centered innovations, and all that in a good looking form that you would fall in love with, once again,’’ said Frankie Ang, Chief Operating Officer at Auto Nation Group, Inc.

The new C-Class Avantgarde variant has an introductory price of ₱3,890,000 and is now available for viewing in all Mercedes-Benz showrooms at Bonifacio Global City, Edsa Greenhills, Alabang, and Cebu City. You  may also visit our online showroom to know more about the new C-Class.