The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a luxury small sedan is offered in C300, C300d, C350 (plug-in hybrid), C450 AMG, AMG C63 and AMG C63 S trim levels. The C300d and C350 are broadly similar to the C300 about the equipment, and further details coming later in the model year. Depending on the trim level, the C-Class sedan is available in Luxury and Sport sub-trims, which differ in wheel design, suspension tuning, and details of the interior styling / exterior.
The C300 comes standard with 17-inch wheels alloy, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding side mirrors and driver-side auto-dimming, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheels, an auto-dimming mirror rearview, up to 10 power front seats, driver memory settings, synthetic leather upholstery (“MB-Tex”), 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, COMAND infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity audio system with CD player, dual USB ports, card reader SD and HD radio.
The rear-wheel drive AMG C63 sedan adds a V8 engine, a wide 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip difference and mechanical performance software with a lap timer. The AMG C63 S further adds 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, larger front brakes, an electronically controlled limited-slip difference, active engine mounts minor improvements to its interior trim. Stand-alone options include a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic parking assist, heated wheel steering, head-up display, power rear window sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades and revealed the title and power-off.
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior
Inside, cabin of 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class went from reactionary aesthetic of its predecessor. Whether upholstered in standard MB-Tex synthetic leather or genuine optional, this is cool, modern driving environment. Quality is generally very good, and there are plenty of visual interest thanks Curvaceous trim panel that deftly blend of wood, soft-touch surfaces and metallic accents. It’s certainly the fresh air for those who received the first C-Class the most staid interiors.
Some of the changes can be found in the rear, where passengers can now get 35.2 inches of legroom, about 2 inches from the previous C-Class and is now comparable to the seeds Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. Trunk space is about average at 12.6 cubic feet. The standard front seats are built for long-haul comfort, even firmer sport seats keep the driver and passenger snug without fatigue.
Technology offerings the C-Class’s revolve around standard 7-inch or optional 8.4-inch tablet-like display. The screens boast crisp graphics, although fixed, independent design looks a bit odd, like Mercedes stuck to the iPad over the center of the issue as an afterthought. The standard COMAND infotainment interface features a touchpad that floats above the traditional dial controller, mimicking the tablet and trackpad gestures like swiping, pinching and tapping. You can also track the letters and numbers on the water, although they require a patient and steady hand to produce than chicken scratch. The touchpad good idea, but it takes getting used to. We found it quickly access many functions used to control dial-and-button.
A automatic seven-speed transmission comes standard all 2016 C-Class trim levels. The C450 AMG has a sport-tuned version of the seven-speed can quickly shift, and trims C63 have a special seven-speed automatic that’s even more performance. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter-cylinder engine that produces 241 horses and 273 lb-ft of torque. Or rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (“4Matic”) can be specified. According to the EPA, the C300 should return 28 mpg combined (25/34 city highway) and RWD 27 mpg combined (24/31) and AWD. On the variety of 120-mile Edmunds real-world driving loop, a C300 4Matic returned 26 mpg. In track testing, a C300 4Matic dashed respectable 6.5 seconds from zero to 60 mph.
The C300d is AWD-only and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel-cylinder rated at 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy has not been announced as of this writing, but based on a diesel E-Class its would expect the C300d to achieve combined fuel economy EPA estimate of close to 35 mpg.
Also new this year is the plug-in C350 hybrid. It’s the only RWD pairs and-cylinder turbocharged petrol with an electric motor for a combined 275 hp and 443 lb-ft. Further details about the fuel economy and the upcoming charging times. The all-wheel drive C450 AMG comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 362 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The EPA 24 mpg combined projects (21/29).
The AMG C63 and AMG C63 S employed rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out 469 hp and 479 lb-ft (C63) or 503 hp and 516 lb-ft (C63 S). In performance testing, a 2015 C63 S sprinted to 60 mph in a sizzling 4.1 seconds. Both the C63 and C63 S is EPA-rated at 20 mpg combined (18 city / 25 highway).
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard and greenhouse brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, front airbags, waist, driver knee airbag, applied full side curtain airbags and a driver drowsiness monitor. Standard and a pre-crash preparation and Collision Prevention Assist Plus system, which warns of an imminent collision can autonomously apply partial braking force to reduce it. A camera rearview optional.
Additional security features bundled in the Driver Assistance package and includes enhanced collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure intervention, steering semi-private and rear cross-traffic alert. An available mbrace telematics system provides emergency services such as automatic collision notification, SOS call and assist, remote unlock the door and stolen vehicle recovery.