The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class is still nearly six months away from arriving in U.S. dealerships, and official pricing has yet to be announced, but thanks to a full order guide that surfaced on the Internet recently, we are able to have a look at the vehicle’s packages and optional features.
Before we dive into the details, we will remind you that the C-Class will be offered in three version in the United States. The C300, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, will be sold in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, while the C400, with the brawnier 3.0-liter V-6 under the hood, will come with all-wheel drive only.
According to Benz Report, the 4MATIC version of both the C300 and C400 will show up in Mercedes-Benz dealerships in September, while the C300 with rear-wheel drive will roll-out a bit later, sometime in the first quarter of 2015.
Two packages will be available for the C300 and C300 4MATIC in addition to the standard model, Sport and Luxury. The latter, which is standard on the C400, is priced at $2,500, while the former, which is exclusive to the C300, costs $650.
The more expensive bundle will add AMG-like exterior styling and 18-inch AMG wheels, sport suspension and perforated discs for the front brakes. Inside, Sport Package highlights will include sports seats, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and a Black Ash, open-pore wood trim. The Luxury Package, on the other hand, will only bring a more comfortable suspension, a set of 17-inch multi-spoke wheels, a different front grille and a choice of Burl Walnut trim or Linder wood for the cabin.
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2015 Mercedes C-Class Ordering Guide
Both the C300 and the C400 can be had in 10 exterior colors. The offer includes several shades of black, grey, silver and white, but Dakota Brown and Lunar Blue Metallic are also available. However, metallic and Designo paints will fetch an additional charge, with only Black and Polar White available at no cost.
Various interior upholstery combos can be ordered, in both and leather and the company’s cheaper MB-Tex alternative. However, there’s only one, all-black MB-Tex alternative for the Sport Package, while the others two bundles benefit from three different choices each.
Sport Package is also the only way to get red leather upholstery, if you need a break from the regular black, grey beige schemes.
Four interior trim choices are available on the C-Class, but most of them can be fitted only with certain packages. For instance, the Black Ash, open pore wood is exclusive to the Sport Package, which doesn’t get the lighter Burl Walnut trim. The standard model comes with Aluminum/Piano Black.
Moving over to the headlights, all models come with halogen lamps as standard. The units can be upgraded to LED technology through the Premium Package ($2,700 on C300, standard on C400) and to full LED via the Lighting Package ($750 + the Premium Package).
As far as wheels are concerned, sizes range from 17- to 19-inch with five designs up for grabs. As with most options, certain rollers can be selected depending on trim level and packages.