Although the C in Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class range stands for compact, the words “chic”, “comfortable” and “contemporary” also apply — especially when you consider the extent to which this model has been revamped ahead of its recent launch.
The marque’s best-selling model for the last decade, the premium mid-size C-Class sedan has everything it takes to continue its legendary success with its sporty exterior and futuristic interior — it has never been in better shape. “The new C-Class redefines its segment in several respects at once: the comfortable spaciousness in the rear, the interior ambience and the high-quality workmanship,” says Michael Jopp, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s vice-president of sales and marketing for passenger cars.
“Following the pinnacle of luxury in the S-Class, the second generation of MBUX already debuts in the new C-Class. All the possibilities for intuitive operation and personalisation have been adopted, plus driver-orientation as a new feature specific to the model series: The dashboard and central display are slightly tilted towards the driver, underlining the sportiness of the C-Class as a first in a Mercedes-Benz passenger car.”
We are especially taken up by the technology that powers this car: navigation with augmented video and biometric login, for example, and the new-generation NTG7 MBUX, which is much more than just a personal assistant. It serves as a central nervous system that intelligently networks all the vehicle’s functions and is personalised to make life easier for drivers.
The car is available in two variants, the C 200 Avantgarde Line and the C 300 AMG Line, coming in at RM288,334 and RM330,681 (on-the-road, without insurance) respectively. We recommend you make it to a Mercedes-Benz showroom to see these sensuous German machines in the flesh post-haste; visit mercedes-benz.com.my to find a dealer closest to you and book a test drive.
This article first appeared on Mar 7, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.