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Mercedes-Benz just keeps dropping pricing bombshells on us. After unveiling the cost of the models of the upcoming GLA-Class compact crossover, now the 2015 C-Class, the German brand's bread-and-butter luxury sedan, is ready to unleash its secrets, as well.

The least expensive of the new models is the rear-wheel-drive C300 with a starting price of $38,400, plus a $925 delivery & destination charge, to bring the actual base price to $39,325. However, the two-wheel drive version doesn't hit the road until the first quarter of 2015. The first variants that people can actually buy arrive in September 2014, and they are the all-wheel drive C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic for $41,325 and $49,515, respectively, after the destination fee.

In addition to styling inspired by the S-Class, the 2015 C-Class models also have new engines. Both variants of the C300 use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful C400 uses a bi-turbo 3.0-liter V6 making 329 hp and 354 lb-ft. All models get Mercedes' 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic gearbox. Merc is holding back on fuel economy numbers and 0-60-miles-per-hour specs until a bit closer to launch.

As befitting a Mercedes, all versions come packed with luxury features. The C300 comes quite well equipped as standard, with dual-zone climate control, power seats, a seven-inch infotainment display and more. Moving up to the C400 adds standard heated front seats, LED headlights and an upgraded stereo. Of course, there's also long list of options including improved interior upholstery, a sport package, upgraded infotainment and a whole lot more.

Comparing pricing of the 2015 C-Class to the 2014 model is rather tricky. The rear-wheel drive C300 is over $2,000 more expensive than the current C250, but if you look at the 2015 C300 4Matic versus the more comparable 2014 C300 4Matic, the latest one is only about $1,000 more. The C300 is also more expensive than the base BMW 320i, A4 or Lexus IS250, but the Mercedes is bringing more to the table in terms of engine power.
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Multimedia Package featuring COMAND Navigation & Voice Control
Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
Lighting Package featuring Dynamic LED Headlamps with Active Curve Illumination Interior Package featuring Leather Upholstery, Ventilated Seats and Ambient Lighting Sport Package featuring AMG Bodystyling, 18" AMG-Wheels and Sports Suspension
AIRMATIC Air Suspension
Head-up Display
PARKTRONIC w/ Advance Parking Assist
Panorama Sunroof
AIR BALANCE Package

Safety Feature Highlights

DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist Active Blind Spot Assist
Active Lane Keeping Assist
PRE-SAFE Occupant Protection System BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist

Crosswind Assist

Model Positioning

The next generation of the best-selling nameplate in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio The new C-Class sets the benchmark in the segment

Main Competitors

BMW 3 Series Audi A4
Lexus IS
Cadillac ATS

At a Glance

Quick Reference Guide 2015 C-Class Sedan

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Customer Availability & Pricing

  • C300 Sedan - Q1 2015; $38,400

  • C300 4MATIC Sedan – September 2014; $40,400

  • C400 4MATIC Sedan – September 2014; $48,590

    *Above prices exclude $925 delivery & destination charge

    Standard Feature Highlights

    COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (CPA+) ATTENTION ASSIST
    PRE-SAFE
    Media Interface

    KEYLESS START
    7" Color tablet-style Display
    Touchpad
    AGILITY SELECT
    Power Driver Seat with Memory Power Folding Mirrors

    Optional Feature Highlights

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C300

C300 4MATIC

C400 4MATIC

MSRP

$38,400

$40,400

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$48,590

Fuel Economy

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

3.0L Bi-Turbo V6

Drive Configuration

Rear-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

Performance

241 hp 273 lb-ft torque

241 hp 273 lb-ft torque

329 hp
354 lb-ft of torque

Transmission

7G-TRONIC PLUS

7G-TRONIC PLUS

7G-TRONIC PLUS

0-60 (sec.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

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Standard Equipment Comfort/Convenience

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Power front seats w/Driver Memory
Audio System with Single-Disc CD
USB Port with iPod interfaceBluetooth Audio Streaming & HD Radio

Bluetooth Interface for Hands-Free Phone Use Central Controller with 7" High-Mounted Display
Multifunction Leather Steering Wheel

Color Instrument Cluster Display
Front and Rear Cupholders
Power Tilt & Telescoping Steering Column Electronic Cruise Control
Power Windows with Express up and down Automatic headlamps with Twilight Sensor & Locator Lighting
Trip Computer
Auto-Dimming Driver & Rearview Mirror Power Folding Mirrors
Integrated Garage Door Opener
Intermittent Wipers with Rain Sensor Split-folding rear seats
Touchpad
KEYLESS-START
AGILITY SELECT
Heated Front Seats
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Burmester Premium Sound
LED Headlights
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      Flat6
      • 10 Months Ago
      I have never liked the C class in the past, but this has changed my mind. Very nicely executed car.
      NightFlight
      • 10 Months Ago
      It looks incredible, and the pricing really isn't a concern at all seeing as how it offers a lot more standard than its competitors do. I can't wait to see the production version of the C63, it will be incredible. The twin turbo V8 with a Renntech tune will be well over 600 horsepower, closer to the 700 horsepower figure. Look at what the Renntech tune does to the E63: http://www.renntechmercedes.com/www/node/1298
      Zaki
      • 10 Months Ago

      It seems like a most attractive option among the cars in this segment.

      Seems more upscale than the IS or the 3 series for about the same money.

      A well executed baby S indeed.

      ferps
      • 10 Months Ago
      I love everything about this car except that nav screen. Not sure what MB is thinking with that. It's not elegant like the Audi ones that slide out, it just looks tacked on. Also, I would love the wagon, but I doubt they will sell it in the US.
        Joe Liebig
        • 10 Months Ago
        @ferps
        Don't look at the cockpit on press fotos, but when you're actually sitting in the car. Then it looks great. Eyes-off-road time is minimal when checking GPS directions (though HUD would be even better I guess). These wide-angle photos don't do the true looks justice.
      tbird57w
      • 10 Months Ago
      what! " As befitting a Mercedes, all versions come packed with luxury features." mercedes is notorious for making just about every luxury item an expensive option. go to their website and "build your own" to see how much it really cost to really pack one with luxury.
      Sergey R
      • 10 Months Ago
      Prices go up... I wonder what will be the price for their new C63? $70K? It's a risky game to raise price on basic model when all rivals cost less though offering less.
      Jeremy Conley
      • 10 Months Ago
      I dont really like the design MB is going to, especially this C Class. Looks, to Hyundai to me...But hey beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
      Mbukukanyau
      • 10 Months Ago
      ATS $33K IS $36K BMW3 Series $32K A4 $35K
        NightFlight
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        The ATS is a JOKE with the 2.5 liter, the 320 also has 180 horsepower.
      Jai
      • 10 Months Ago
      For all those ignorant folks out there, the 320i does not compete with the C300. Here's how it goes: CLA250 - 320i C300 - 328i C400 - 335i C63 - M3 Yes the 3 series does compete with the C class but the Mercedes chose to use a more powerful engine for their C class so that it wouldn't go against the CLA. If they made the C200 like they used to, it would be a direct competitor to the 320i.
      Dfelix70
      • 10 Months Ago
      I saw an earlier report that stated the C250 will be coming later so that would compete more directly with the 320i, et al.
      Indubitably
      • 10 Months Ago
      Does every car now a days have to have that protruding nose grill? Car looks great, but still...
      Ohio2Kentucky
      • 10 Months Ago
      No bluetec?!?!?! Boo!!!!
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