All-new for 2015, the C-Class loses as much as 220 pounds despite growing 3.7 inches longer (in sedan form). Fuel economy increases about 20 percent as well, and a thorough interior and exterior restyling lends the lineup a slick new look.
Changes for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class include the addition of 18-inch wheels to the C350 and a standard split-folding rear seat on all models. The sport-oriented C63 AMG receives a new Edition 507 package that bumps output to 507 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.
Now that Mercedes-Benz's CLA handles entry-level duties for the triple-pointed star, the 2015 C-Class grows closer to its upscale stablemates and more competitive against the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, and Lexus IS. Larger, lighter and posher than its predecessor, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup makes a more compelling case for itself than ever in this competitive segment. Though it never was – and might never be – the choice for weekend autocrossers, the C-Class has matured into a big luxury car trapped in a compact-car body. Currently starting at $40,400 and available in C300 and C400 sedan models, the Mercedes C-Class will expand with coupe, wagon and high-performance AMG spinoffs.