The 2016 Mercedes C Class is getting better and better as it goes through generations. It is one big luxury car trapped in the compact form and it is a very competitive rival to Audi A4, BMW 3 and Lexus IS. It is bigger, lighter, posher and more luxurious than its predecessor two sedan versions dubbed C300 and C400 while the coupe comes as C250, C350 and C63 AMG, later on Merc will introduce wagon model also.
In next few years we can also expect several AMG high performance spin offs that will definitely make C Class more interesting to the weekend racers and those that like top of the line performances. New model of 2016 Mercedes C Class comes with very elegant and slick exterior styling, it grows 3 inches in longitude, but it also lost as much as 220 pounds due to new lightweight materials used in its construction. This means the new model is faster, improves in handling segment and comes with better fuel economy.
This car looks a lot like its cousins from S and E Class. In the front almost all Merc have similar powerful looking grille with big chrome three-star emblem in the middle. Also some character lines and curves are similar to the ones on other Mercedes models. One of the options when buying this car is a Sport package that comes with much more aggressive bodywork, and there is also the possibility to light up your three point star emblem with some LED lighting that costs $480 but for some this certainly will be too much. Only thing that separates this model from the rest of the Merc range when it comes to exterior is its compact posture that looks much more purposeful than the rest of the team.
Review Of 2016 Mercedes C Class
The 2016 Mercedes C Class comes with lots of wood trim, aluminum finishes, some accent lighting and bunch of soft touch materials in interior. Its interior design looks a little cold, but also very elegant. It also brings touch screen display that reacts on variety of requests like gestures, handwriting and swipes. One of the best features of this model is the Air Balance Package that comes with fragrance diffuser that pumps its perfume into the cabin through the air conditioning system. When it comes to air conditioning this vehicle comes with very functional four zone climate control.
There are two engines on the offer with this model, the base version comes with 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine that can produce 241 horsepower and 273 pound feet of torque. There is also a bigger 3.0 liter turbocharged v6 with the ability to produce 329 horsepower and 354 pound feet of torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the smaller engine is more efficient and it is able to reach 24 mpg in the city conditions and 31 mpg on the highway, while bigger engine can run up to 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Have in mind that more powerful version is available with 4Matic all-wheel drive system while the 2016 Mercedes C Class C300 model comes with RWD and the 4Matic is optional.
If you decide to go for the 2016 Mercedes C Class Coupe than you will be able to take this model with 1.8 liter I4 engine that produces 201 hp or the 3.5 liter V6 unit with 302 hp. Those that want it to come with more than impressive performances can opt for the 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine with 503 hp that comes as a replacement for the 6.3 liter V8 that offered 451 hp. With more power, better performances and similar fuel economy it is a great replacement for the older naturally aspirated engine.
2016 Mercedes C Class Release Date
Like any other Merc model this is definitely not a cheap car. The 2016 Mercedes C Class base version can be bought for about $39,000 and depending on what additional options buyers choose they can pay $2,700 for Premium, $2,690 for Multimedia or $2,800 for Driver Assistance Package. Version with bigger engine starts from around $50,000 and it also has a few additional packages on the offer. Coupe version is about $1,000 more expensive while the AMG version of it costs more than $63,000. Deliveries should start from fall of this year and more of these models will be on streets before the end of this year.