2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class News – With its high-tech driver assistance and safety features, luxurious and comfortable interior, and advanced engines, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the best small luxury sedans you can get at its price. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017.
Additionally, a refined handling and ride quality, meticulous construction, rip-roaring AMG C63 model, diverse engine choice, elegant interior, and unrivaled engineering are just some of the features the new vehicle boasts of. Coming off a redesign last year, the new vehicle boasts of several updates and changes but you shouldn’t expect anything evolutionary.
Interior wise, the new C-Class departs dramatically from the conservative aesthetic of its outgoing model. The materials quality is exceptional, in all fairness, you won’t get an interior with this level of sophistication in its rivals. The soft-touch materials provide a cool and modern driving environment.
Another change over the previous model is the improved rear leg-room which, according to Mercedes, is now 35.2”. with this space now available for your backseat comfort, there is no reason why you should opt for the either the BMW 3 Series of the Audi A4 as space was one of the chief reasons why many people opted for those two over the Mercedes.
The cabin comes chock full of technology offerings. You can either settle for the standard 7” display of opt for the 8.4” screen. Whichever way you decide to go, the bottom line is, you’ll get crisp graphics that underpin the brands upscale offerings. Additionally, the standard COMMAND entertainment display available mimics a trackpad and tablet gesture like tapping, pinching and swiping.
Well, it is always imperative we offer you other alternatives for a wholesome approach before settling on one. As such, its bogeys to check out include the 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, 2017 Lexus IS, the 2017 Infiniti Q50. Although the competition may offer slightly expensive alternatives, engaging driving dynamics, and lots of appealing features, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is undoubtedly one of the best small luxury sedans globally nonetheless.
Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class just like the previous model is offered in a walloping six trims: AMG C63 S, AMG C63, C450 AMG, C350e, C300d, and the base C300 trim. Furthermore, some trims come with both Luxury and Sport subtrims.
Interior Changes & Exterior Review – Mercedes-Benz C-Class For 2017
The C300 offers standard automatic climate control (dual-zone), 10-way power front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, the COMMAND infotainment system, driver memory settings, automatic wipers, a console-mounted dial controller, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, HD and satellite radio, an SD card reader, 7-inch central display, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, and a CD player.
The optional Premium and Multimedia packages bundle LED taillights, ventilated and heated front seats, leather upholstery, LED headlights, 13-speaker Burmester sound system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, an upgraded 8.4” touchscreen display, automatic high beam control, adaptive LED headlights, ambient interior lighting, keyless entry and ignition, and scented cabin air.
The Night, Airmatic, and Parking Assist packages bundle gloss-black exterior, unique black-and-silver wheels, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure intervention, rear-cross traffic alert, an enhanced collision mitigation system, and front and rear impact sensors.
Next up is the C450 AMG 4Matic. It comes packed with 18-inch wheels, sport front seats, AMG-themed interior styling, upgraded brakes and steering, a V6 engine, sport front seat bolstering, and an adaptive sport-tuned suspension.
The RWD AMG C63 sedan adds a performance software, a mechanical limited-slip differential, wider 18” wheels, and a V8 engine. The C63 S trim further adds an active engine mount, a limited-slip differential, red brake calipers, larger front brakes, and 19-icnh wheels.
Stand-alone options include race-inspired front sport seats, two-tone leather upholstery, a dual-mode sport exhaust, a panoramic sunroof, a power rear window sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, carbon fiber exterior and interior trim, and automatic parking assist.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine Specs
The base C300 4Matic sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 241 hp and 272 lbs. ft. of torque. According to preliminary EPA reports, the model should be able to return 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined. 6.5 seconds is the time you require to zoom to 60 mph with the 4Matic sedan.
The AWD-only C300 features a diesel four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 190 hp and 369 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA projections for this model haven’t been concluded yet as of this writing but we should expected 35mpg/combined.
Opting for the C350e Hybrid model will get you a combination of a gasoline four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 275 horsepower and 443 lbs. ft. of torque. More details on charging time and fuel economy ratings are forthcoming.
A turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 362 hp and 383 lbs. ft. of torque is available for the C450 AMG trim. It is estimated to return 21/29/24 mpg.
Finally, both the AMG C63 S and AMG C63 employ a turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine able to crank 469 horsepower and 479 lbs. ft. of torque, and 503 hp and 516 lbs. ft. of torque for the regular C63 and C63 S respectively.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date & Price
Its date of release should be expected sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017. As for the window sticker: the AMG C63 will cost you $65,250, the AMG C63 S – $73,250, the C-Class sedan – $38,950, and the C450 AMG 4Matic – $50,800.