MERCEDES-BENZ

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Striking interior and advanced technology puts the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at the forefront of modern sedans.

Mercedes-Benz never fails to ensure that you experience breath-taking moments of enjoyment as you travel comfortably and in style.

We present you with the key benefits and features of three Mercedes-Benz models, with a special focus on one – the C-Class.

These Mercedes models are fitted with luxurious interior accessories, high-performance engines, advanced technology features, and exclusive model specific designs.

Mercedes-Benz Model Comparison

The following three Mercedes-Benz models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow Mercedes-Benz owners’ experiences:

C-ClassA-ClassE-Class
Engine1.6 Turbo1.6 Turbo2.0 Turbo
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual9-Speed Automatic
Power maximum (kW)135115135
Torque @ RPM300250300
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)7.58.17.7
All-Wheel Driven/an/an/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlYesOpt / (opt for adaptive)Standard (opt for adaptive)
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear + parallel park assist / rear camera / surround view cameraOpt for front + rear + parallel park assist / opt rear cameraFront + rear + park assist + rear camera (opt surround view)
Central lockingRemoteRemote (opt for Keyless)Remote (opt for Keyless)
 

Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts all the key features you would expect in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle for ultimate peace of mind, style and luxurious comfort when you drive off the lot:

Safety

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS): This feature offered by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class prevents your wheels from locking during sudden braking, helping the driver maintain control over the vehicle in emergency situations.
  • Attention assist: This system increases driving safety on a long trip or while driving at night. The functionality will recognise any typical signs of fatigue or severe inattentiveness, and audibly and visually warn the driver that it’s time to take a break. Attention assist corrects swerving and centres the vehicle in the middle of the lane.
  • Adaptive braking system:  The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers the adaptive braking system (ABS), providing comfort and safety by assisting with critical braking manoeuvres for a smooth ride. It is also particularly helpful in wet conditions.
  • Hill-start assist: This function prevents the vehicle from rolling back when changing from the brake to the accelerator pedal.
  • Crash optimised pedals: The risk of injury is reduced as the C-Class’s crash optimised pedals prevent the pedal from jutting into the foot well. If a predetermined crash-force is reached then the brake pedal is moved forward automatically and adopts the braking position.
  • Airbags for driver and front passenger: In any event of a head-on collision the built-in airbags are deployed to reduce the risk of severe injury. These specialised airbags protect the upper torso and the head of passengers.

 

Performance

  • Engine type: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers an intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded 1-4 engine.
  • Turbo-charged engine: The C-Class is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder, or V6 engine on selected models, that offers you a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

 

Design

  • Exterior: The front section of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class includes a classic 3D radiator grill, a sporty design and centre placed Mercedes badge. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class features large air intakes and sharply defined headlamp contours. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a distinctive shoulder that flows into a simple, clean-cut rear section that emphasizes the vehicle’s broad design.
  • Interior: The beautiful interior of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts high-quality finishes and materials. Its cultured sports styling and tasteful colour scheme evoke a sense of comfort and luxury. Premium materials are used for the door and instrument panelling for ultimate style.
  • Dashboard: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s dashboard has fewer dials and buttons, as many of them have become redundant since the inclusion of the free-standing screen on top of the dashboard. An optional touchpad that offers the same functionality as a smart phone is also included.

 

Technology

  • Audio 20 CD with touchpad: This multimedia system includes navigation, radio, dual tuner and a CD player. Mobile devices are also connectable via Bluetooth.
  • Burmester surround-sound system: The Burmester includes 13 high performance speakers with electronic and acoustic elements. This sound system provides a premium listening experience for all passengers.
  • Head-up display: The head-up display keeps an overview of the key driver information without the need to divert your eyes off the road. It projects a virtual image within the driver’s field of vision. The image floats over the bonnet around 2 metres ahead of the driver.
  • Media interface: This universal interface in the centre of the console lets you connect portable media players such as your iPhone or iPod. You can operate the media through the steering wheel controller. Song name, album, artist and any other information is shown on the vehicle display.

Luxury Sedan Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz C-class is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and comfort. If you enjoy travelling in style, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the model of choice.

Here are the top three sedans listed in the same category, within the same price range:

C-ClassVolvo S60Honda Civic
Engine1.6 Turbo2.0 Turbo2.0 turbo diesel
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed ManualV Automatic
Power maximum (kW)135112127
Torque @ RPM300250220
Acceleration 0-100 kmh (s)7.58.68.2
All-Wheel Driven/aYesn/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlYesStandard (Opt adaptive)Yes
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear + parallel park assist / rear camera / surround view cameraRear cameraRear + rear camera
Central lockingRemoteRemote (opt for keyless)Keyless

Mercedes-Benz A-Class – Agility and Attitude

Mercedes-Benz models are known for their high-speed performance and luxurious, elegant designs.

Mercedes-Benz never disappoints, with breathtaking moments of comfort and enjoyment that owners have come to know and love.

Rola presents key benefits and features of three top Mercedes-Benz models, with a special focus on one – the A-Class.

Each of these models are fitted with luxurious interior accessories, high-performance engines, exclusive designs and dynamic select, a feature that enhances the vehicle performance.

Mercedes-Benz Model Comparison

The following three Mercedes-Benz models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow Mercedes-Benz owners’ experiences:

A-Class A45 AMGA-Class Diesel
Engine2.0 turbo2.0 turbo2.0 turbo
Transmission7-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic9- Speed Automatic
Power maximum (kW)160155155
Torque @ RPM350350350
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/aOptionalOptional
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlStandard (opt for adaptive)Standard (opt for adaptive)Standard (opt for adaptive)
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear + parallel park assist / rear camerafront + rear + park assist (opt for camera / surround view)Opt for front + rear (opt for rear camera / surround view camera / park assist)
Central lockingremote (opt for keyless)remote (opt for keyless)remote (opt for keyless)

Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class boasts all the key features you would expect in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle for ultimate peace of mind, style and luxurious comfort when you drive off the lot:

Safety

  • Collision prevention assist: Drive with complete peace of mind with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class collision-prevention-assist functionality. The radar-based collision warning system warns you when the distance between your vehicle and the object ahead of you is minimal.
  • Attention assist: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is equipped with an attention-assist system that warns the driver when it detects signs of weariness based on driving behaviour.
  • Headlamp assist: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class automatically switches on tail lamps, low-beam lamps and number plate lights when the sun sets.
  • Adaptive brake assist (ABA): Easily travel up and down hills with the vehicle’s ABA functionality. This feature automatically prevents the vehicle from rolling forward or backwards unintentionally from a stationary position.
  • Airbags: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is equipped with nine airbags offering maximum protection for the driver and their passengers.

Performance

  • Dynamic select: Dynamic select allows the driver to tune their steering and driving characteristics to one of four settings: Effortless Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual.
  • Fuel efficiency: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class offers improved fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions as low as 89g/km.
  • Engine: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class produces 218 hp, 350 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100kph in 6.3 seconds.

Technology

  • COMAND online system: The A-Class features a Cloud-based multimedia system that allows for internet access from the vehicle.
  • Parking pilot: Navigating difficult parking scenarios can now be done with ease. The parking pilot feature locates empty parking spaces and helps you easily navigate parking.
  • Media display: Operate your media display using a controller, touch screen or voice control. The A-Class is equipped with the highly sophisticated Garmin MAP Pilot navigation system.

Design

  • ARTICO leather: Ensuring that your next journey is as satisfying as your last one, ARTICO leather seats ensure ultimate comfort with the aid of contrast stitched sports seats.
  • Body styling: The striking body styling of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class includes a long bonnet, scooped out air intakes and wraparound headlights. This sleek design allows for agility and attitude even when the car is not in motion.

Luxury Hatchback Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz A-class is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and exterior design. If you enjoy the thrill of high-speed travel, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the model of choice.

We present our top three hatchbacks listed in the same category, within the same price range:

A-Class AMGVW GTIFord Focus ST
Engine2.0 turbo2.0 turbo2.0 turbo
Transmission7-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)160188135
Torque @ RPM350350290
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/aYesn/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlStandard (opt for adaptive)YesStandard including brake function (opt for adaptive)
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear + parallel park assist / rear cameraOpt for front + rear + rear cameraOpt for rear / opt front + rear (Opt for rear camera / park assist)
Central lockingRemote (opt for keyless)Remote (opt for keyless)Remote (opt for keyless)