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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro


2015 Mercedes C-Class Is Bigger, Lighter, And More Efficient

2015-mercedes-c-class-3With the introduction of the Mercedes CLA, the C-Class is no longer considered the luxury brand’s entry-level competitor. That left room for the 2015 Mercedes C-Class to grow, though through its Bavarian magic Mercedes managed to make a bigger car lighter and more efficient. WIth upcoming diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options, the C-Class has grown up leaner and meaner.

As the brand’s best-selling model, Mercedes has a lot riding on the success of the next-gen C-Class, and they haven’t disappointed. With about 100 kg/220 lbs of weight savings and better aerodynamics, Mercedes claims up to 20% better fuel economy over the outgoing model. European buyers will get to choose between either a 136 horsepower 1.6 liter turbodiesel, or a 170 horsepower 2.2 liter turbodiesel with almost 300 ft-lbs of torque on tap. The 2.2 liter engine will reportedly be capable of up to 58 MPG on the European cycle.

The 2015 Mercedes C Class will also get five four-cylinder gas engines making between 156 and 238 horsepower, as well as a 333 horsepower V6 will be available down the road. In the U.S., C-Class buyers will choose between a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine making 235 horsepower or a 3.0 liter V6 making 329 horsepower.

The most-exciting model for me though is the C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, which pairs a four-cylinder turbodiesel rated 204 horsepower with a 27 horsepower electric motor. This diesel-electric hybrid should not only offer a devious amount of torque, but will reportedly deliver as high as 60 MPG.

Sounds like the perfect drivetrain for some kind of classic-meets-modern engine swap. Or you know, just on its own merits as an incredibly efficient luxury car. Either way, I’ll take one.

Source: Mercedes

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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.

  • Maple Kongdan

    C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID….. My dream car.

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