Augmented video for navigation, inductive wireless charging, a head-up display, and a Burmester 3D surround sound system are all available. The new sedan supports over-the-air software updates, which means that as new features become available, the driver will be notified via a message on the infotainment screen.
Once you’re done digesting the high-tech interior, you’ll likely be interested in how well the new C-Class moves down the road. At launch, Mercedes is offering the rear-wheel-drive C300 and the C300 4Matic all-wheel-drive. Both make use of a 2.0-liter inline-four twin-turbo engine with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). The electric motor system provides up to 20 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque for a brief period when accelerating, enables “sailing” – driving with the gas motor turned off – and improves efficiency.
Peak outputs for the four-pot engine are 255 hp and 295 lb-ft; torque is up from 273 lb-ft in the outgoing C300. Paired with this engine – the first Mercedes four-cylinder to incorporate the ISG tech – is a refined and 30-percent lighter 9G-tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimates have not yet been revealed.