Since the launch and the “war” in the segment of medium-sized luxury sedan, generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015 has proved to be successful as well as its position before its traditional rival the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series . By skillful compromise between schools and sports luxury two fellow carmakers, Mercedes creating economies of the various versions, ready to conquer the many groups of different types of customers: young fish C200 properties, C250 luxury Exclusive elegant, powerful C250 AMG sport.
At the present time, the C-Class in 2015 in Vietnam was introduced to customers a total of three versions after the Mercedes C300 AMG upgrades included in the squad replacing C250 AMG, however, the C250 AMG few still appear in a few agents. And the price for “sub S-Class” in 2016 as follows:
Mercedes-Benz C200 2015: 1.439 billion
Exclusive Mercedes-Benz C250 2015: 1,629 billion
Mercedes-Benz C250 AMG 2015: 1.689 billion (currently suspended production)
Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG 2015: 1.799 billion
In the present situation, where Audi has not announced the exact information about the 2016 generation A4, BMW 320i or beside the BMW 3 Series 330i of 2013 is no longer so new, the C-Class 2015 surely will continue ” seize the opportunity “to speed in the race between the sedan from Europe.
Version danhgiaxe team have the opportunity to experience and evaluate the samples in the following article C250 Exclusive 2015. In the article we will integrate other information releases to the reader an overview imagine most of cars present.
DNA inherited from his men as well as the S-Class design team meticulously cared, C-Class 2015 is his big move to bring success for Mercedes. Refines contours combined with features characteristic shaping makes three separate sedan and full of personality. You will easily recognize the three C200, C250 and C300 on the street, or even when traveling with the other brothers in the family car to Germany. Vietnam provides Mercedes customers 7 exterior paint options for the C200 or C250 each Exclusive version, and for the C300 AMG figure is 8.
Three versions of the C250 AMG currently share the same chassis with the overall size Length x Width x Height x 1,810 x 4,686 respectively 1,442 (mm), wheelbase reached 2.840 (mm), Mercedes has refined correction than the older generation C-Class 2015 while overall length is greater than 95 (mm), width greater than 40 (mm) and wheelbase increased by 80 (mm). Also, when the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI juxtaposed BMW 330i or the C-Class 2015 can be advantages in wheelbase, specifically two of Audi and BMW sedan with two axle distance 2,808 and 2,810 respectively (mm ).
The front is where the most important and easy to “identify” the version of the C-Class as the exterior of the remaining details are not so different.
First, C250 Exclusive brings elegance with three horizontal bar grille coated, chrome edging elegance and can close / open bar stationary or moving, followed by the three-pointed star logo is small leaving bodywork layout makes exudes luxury for C250.
Meanwhile, the C200 and C300 healthier thanks to the grille section two rungs to the rigid, stylized logo bigger Mercedes, located right in front and around the hem of the same color as the grille body.
Front bumper of the C-Class in 2015 became bolder than the predecessor generation, shake off the simple rectangular shapes and replaced with bold lines, sporty C200 or C250 both. However, if you look more closely, each version has had his own design bumpers, spoiler and shield nose completely different chassis.
Core characteristics make value for the C-Class is Full-LED lighting clusters equally modern and fashion, including headlamps, fog lights and daytime running lights are packed in the cavity RDLs lights sharp lozenge. The soft curves of successive strokes back skillful and full of fluid, creating an enchanting attraction. C200, the C250 except C300 AMG Exclusive and add features “smart”, allowing the eye hit the light steering angle when cornering to help the car driver better observations, particularly Adaptive High Beam Plus function automatically receive car area opposite or the same direction in front and narrow part strips help illuminate objects on the eyes from glare, while still ensuring headlight visibility, so that safer, this is extremely useful useful when traveling on highways or highway at night.
Seen from the side, Mercedes brings a serene appearance, cleverly combined with dynamic youthful style. Compared to the previous generation, the design of the C-Class 2015 is a good help to regulate overall more concisely, two vertical claws veins full body healthy, but it does have the edge exquisite detail required by the brace and chrome edging on the glass doors and the bottom edge portion.
All the versions are equipped with Run-flat tires though there differences in the size and style wheels in each car. Along using alloy wheels in 17-inch, but if C200 is the dual 5-spoke format stylized C250 also bring multi-spoke design elegant, and only C300 AMG wheels rolling on 18-inch five-pointed star shape full of charisma.
The rest, the exterior similarities equipped with rearview mirror adjustment / electric folding with integrated turn indicator lamps, position memory comes for the driver and the door handles painted body color …
Most prominent in the back is not nothing but LED tail lights two floors lozenge shape hugging the body from side to side. Besides, successive curves appear from the door to the rear bumper feels plump and certainly for the tail. More luxurious spot for Mercedes C-Class is positioned above logo splint sized polished chrome.
All three versions have a rear spoiler strokes behind, went along with two dual exhaust styled powerful sports chrome coated. And C300 AMG version with its position as the “muscle” for its own parcels least one wing spoiler bottom chassis along two sides close niches thanxe wind direction, these details contribute to the aerodynamic coefficient when the car moving at high speed.
If you need a word to describe the cabin of the Mercedes C-Class 2015, then perhaps it would be “flawless”, the German design team has cared for each detail interior as well as the use of premium materials to the older guests or even the youthful customers can be completely satisfied when served conscientiously and carefully. In addition, although only a mid-sized sedan, but thanks to the scientific layout to accompany the long list of equipment to the space inside the utmost comfort and convenience.
Seat and passenger space
Accompanying each version will be 03 color options for leather seats, and each seating position are all quiet and comfortable place to enjoy your journey on each move.
Design front seats with backrest sports format and accompanying cushions hugging power adjustment function for driver’s seat and the seat. However, when selecting C200 you only get 6 correction, C250 or C300 compared to the adjustment will be 10, 4 options increase / decrease a little cushion and three-position memory, an important feature with a car that many members of the driver’s family.
In the backseat, although the tiny arms are machined to fit with backrest but sitting position between the still uneasy, by wind cavity side and rear powertrain has stunned significant loss of space. Plus point is the place to bare legs and rear space is quite abundant when wheelbase 2.840 (mm) of the Mercedes C-Class was fully utilized, so two adults and a young passenger will fit more, especially when the safety padlock ISOFIX child seats are arranged very convenient to use.
Rear seats with tiny hands and side wind cavity.
No exaggeration to say tablo table is a convergence full all essence of interior space, the gentleman in the high-quality materials in tune with modern style in full elegant lines.
All contact details inside “poetic cascade” that Mercedes created: center console leaner by simple buttons are respectively the maximum; wind holes reminiscent of images of powerful jet engines; multi-information display and cluster together to create functional interior accents. However, tiny hands are placed quite low due to the driver of tall stature perhaps a little tired of the long journey.
And for each edition C-Class luxury but the differential was used substance Mercedes tiles for each car model, the C200 will be the Longitudinal-grain aluminum youthful, followed by C250 Exclusive High-gloss wood use subtle light brown, and C300 AMG will come with Open-pore wood substance powerful black.
Besides, the share button start, electronic parking brake button controls and headlight clusters are arranged neatly behind the wheel to control the operation quite convenient and varied.
The steering wheel is more rare in sync across all three versions of the C-Class 2015 with a three-spoke design and are robust premium Nappa leather. It is also responsible for all functional groups of drivers with sporting gear lever located behind the steering wheel, two sports trigger switch, the audio control buttons, handsfree or installing operating system drivers Cruise Control process, and indispensable electric steering column adjustment 4 directions.
Table clocks modern bold and youthful form two symmetrical tubes chrome edging screen 5.5-inch multi-information, parameters such as speed, rpm, the hand position, fuel level, coolant temperature, the temperature outside … allows tracking intuitive and clear. Mercedes C300 AMG also own “private plots” a speed display on the windshield (Head-up Display) for “steering” very passive.
Inevitably you will be impressed with the shape of the C-Class door frame at both the front and back, which gives the face feeling fresh and attractive reporter, besides helping layers thick doors and closing / opening make leg.
Inside, Mercedes delivers complete the necessary utilities like tiny hands, niches to map and German carmakers paneled leather material, increasing wood luxurious interior. Second row sunshades fitted on either side and especially at the rear door glass can be electric.
Door “5” in all three versions can open / lock remote control button smart key comes, it is next to a trunk release button layout next to the driver position. And if the C300 AMG owner, then certainly you would love to be “performing magic” thanks to Hands-free Access feature inherited from the S-Class, while both hands are busy holding fixtures, only the key leg pocket and swung open the trunk itself.
Depending on the version that Mercedes offers customers the infotainment systems vary, but they all meet the criteria fully equipped and ready to serve up to the user. Especially all three are clusters touchpad controls – put the knob in the center of modern cockpit, not only makes driving safer, but also add to the excitement and interest to the user.
C200 and C250 Exclusive share entertainment system includes 7-inch TFT screen combined with 01 disc CD player, support music, connect Radio / Bluetooth / Internet, memory card reader, USB slot and associated systems navigation / GPS global positioning.
Besides the use of 13-speaker audio system Burmester 590 watts power for the C300 C250 AMG C-Class form is being upgraded by the more comprehensive communication system COMAND Online multimedia, including DVD players, 8.4-inch TFT screen, 10Gb of memory to store music (compatible MP3 / WMA / AAC) and control functions by voice.
Through practical experience with exlusive C250, modern speaker system shown good ability with bass-scholarships are clearly separated and bring true quality music. However, the bass is not really strong for those with interest to hear electronic music, dance, remix …
Air conditioning system
Automatic air conditioning system with two independent zones for wind cavity side rear seat is standard equipment for all versions of the Mercedes C-Class C300 2015. Particularly optional AMG is equipped with 3-zone automatic air conditioning independent of option 3 climates: diffusion, Medium and Focus. The niches in both front and rear wind carries and rounded buttons increase / decrease the wind makes it easy to navigate.
Air conditioning system of the C-Class 2015 is also equipped with optional Air-Balance system with air filter, ionized and functional interior fragrances smart. Under the fierce sun of noon, C250 Exclusive did not take too much time to dispel the heat inside the cabin.
Interior lights and sunroof
Luxurious interior certainly indispensable lighting effects, and Mercedes brings a power sunroof and adjust a variety of scattered light are arranged inside the cabin, from the front sunshades, doors, drawers to map or next to the door handles to support the car out into the twilight. Contour lighting system optional ambient interior space dominated 2015 C-Class more luxurious, cozy with the colors of white, orange or green.
The second row of the C-Class with 40:20:40 folding rate flexibility, allowing additional luggage compartment volume of the already widespread. Also, you’ll easily folded chairs in the cabin either or both are sitting behind thanks to two splendid location is available at the trunk. With this layout, it is convenient when you can get something in the trunk while moving on the long journey without stopping again.
The tray drawer and closet to glass manufacturers have been cleverly arranged in front throughout the tablo, pedestal hand cupped center, car door and both rear seat armrest, complete enough to meet the purpose use of passengers.
Operating, driving feel and safety
The engine, gearbox and drivetrain
The parameters of C200 and C250 performance Exclusive (including formerly C250 AMG) has adopted 04-cylinder engine capacity of 1,991 (cc), respectively as follows: under the hood of the C200 is the maximum capacity 184 hp at 5,500 rev / min, maximum torque of 300 nm at 1200-4000 rev / min; C250 Exclusive for 204 horsepower at 5,500 as cycles / min, maximum torque of 350Nm at 1200-4000 rpm / min. Meanwhile, the C300 AMG thanks to the addition of turbochargers that power has increased 245 horsepower and 370 Nm. All versions of the C-Class in 2015 and equipped with rear axle drive system, 7-speed automatic transmission 7G Tronic Plus and trigger switch on the steering wheel. The maximum speed of the C200 will be 235 km / h and the remaining two brothers figure capped at 250 km / h, while acceleration 0-100 km / h respectively for the three models is 7 3 – 6.6 to 5.9 seconds.
Behind the electric power steering with variable gear ratio according to the speed of the C250 Exclusive, danhgiaXe group has been the emotional roads, each driver can not blow more accurate though slowly rolling in the streets or soaring away from crowded highways.
Everything can be described briefly as follows: certainty, stability and accuracy. Pedals – brake acumen, and thanks to the gas pedal had severe than typically found on Japanese cars should feel more “real”. With tweaks as the top with large kinetic energy produced by the engine, the car is always ready to accompany those who love driving. In less than 120 km / h, the car quickly meet the speed at which the driver needs. When you need fast, just Sneaky station, the car accelerated immediately discretion and contrary to the brake, the vehicle deceleration equally as fast.
Shows how the sound quality of a luxury car, the interior space is quite quiet when moving slowly in urban or high-speed and high-speed highway outside. Echoes from the pavement, the sound of the wind, the sound of tires or sound from the engine being suppressed almost perfect, worthy of the position of Mercedes inherent.
Adaptive suspension system Agility Control in C250 works great, fast delivery extinguished on rough roads or going through speed humps sections. When cornering at high speeds, the function of the ESP system CDA support immediately to avoid the lack of help the driver to drive with confidence, rigid suspension, body compact and four wheels stick to the road surface .
If you choose C300 AMG, the softness will be even better with an air suspension system AirMatic, but this feature is assessed hardly ensure durability with general road conditions in Vietnam, and costs used to be a considerable problem.
Excellent suspension system as well as incorporate safety systems that help the driver confidence. High-speed test run through puddles after rain flooded the road slightly, electronic balance system works pretty well, help stabilize the vehicle, the driver does not need to intervene in the braking, in addition to releasing the accelerator pedal and keep wealth prism helps the car go in the direction needed.
Five options from ECO driving mode to Sport +, the driver can completely customize as “inspiration” while driving, when happy or sad depending on which mode accordingly. With sport mode and two trigger switch, you can manually or automatic gearbox to squeeze higher engine speed when shifting. And more economical mode, gear shifting and quieter, shifting at lower fringes.
Thanks equipped with features Eco Start / Stop supporting automatic on / off the engine when the car stops for the C-Class to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Mercedes sales figures were published in editions ranging from approximately 5.3 to 5.6 liters of C200 and C250 for up to 6.3 to 6.8 liters for 100 kilometers in the C300 AMG for mixed conditions box.
In addition, the Mercedes system also comes equipped with automatic parking assist for all three versions, perpendicular parking assistant or done is not done preoccupation. Particularly C300 AMG 360 additional camera system allows panoramic observation car around.
With the list of features, safety equipment “standard” after, Mercedes C-Class 2015 has achieved 5-star rating from Euro NCAP:
Anti-lock braking system ABS.
The system supports emergency braking force BAS.
The system ASR acceleration skid.
Vehicle stability system ESP electronic.
Crosswind Assist System: assist the driver when there are strong winds blowing across the body.
Adaptive brake system adapted to support stop (Hold) and horizontal supports steep departure (HAS).
Support systems for preventing collisions accompany automatic brake function.
06 sets of airbags.
03 point safety belts with automatic belt tensioners and force limits tightened.
Electronic parking brake with intelligent brake release function.
If C200 can be considered a luxury sedan “Basic” is suitable for those with medium-range purse, love the brand value from Mercedes, the C250 Exclusive excel more in the same room comfortably furnished elegant way will be the selection of successful young people, need a luxury car for work and everyday life. And C300 will probably be strong enough doses for driving enthusiasts and speed as well as a “fan” of the department developed AMG sports car from Germany.
Grading and suggestions
Carry on his remarkable upgrades, generation C-Class 2015 is clearly a challenge “rapid” Mercedes spectacular than compatriot rivals Audi and BMW. With what has been shown, “the three musketeers” C-Class luxury car really gave inched closer to the majority of consumers Vietnam thanks to reasonable prices for flashy appearance, the existing features university as well as the safety for passengers.
After the experience with the Mercedes C-Class 2015, danhgiaXe unified group for this model is 4.1 / 5.
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