The Mercedes-Benz brand is synonymous with aspiration and luxury. But thanks to a robust selection of used products across several segments at Carvana, however, almost anyone can attain one. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class can be found for under $22,000. Having undergone a full redesign, the C-Class is larger and lighter than its predecessor, borrowing heavily styling-wise from the flagship S-Class. Find out more about why this vehicle, and others in the lineup, are such great buys in today’s blog post.
The arrival of the fourth generation 2015 C-Class was a game changer, as the compact car looked, drove and felt much more premium than it ever had before. For starters, the sedan became significantly bigger, growing 1.6 inches in width and 3.7 inches in length, increasing both cabin and cargo space, the latter gaining 17 cubic feet compared to previous models.
Under the hood of the bread and butter C300 model is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor producing 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, capable of getting the German luxury four-door from 0 to 100 miles-per-hour in less than six seconds. Optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive ensures a smooth, stable ride.
Introduced at nearly the same time as the C-Class was the GLA, a small crossover intended to compete against the likes of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Possessing styling highlights such as a low greenhouse, defined wheel arches, and twin-louvre grille — matched with independent rear suspension and variable electromechanical power steering — the SUV certainly puts the sport back into sport utility vehicle.
The interior is not left wanting either, boasting circular air vents, a freestanding central display and available contrast-stitched leather upholstery and ambient lighting. Again similar to the C-Class, propulsion is provided by a turbo four-cylinder here generating 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired to a quick-shifting 7G-DCT seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The current E-Class rolled off the factory floor in 2016, touted as the “most intelligent” business sedan. Not just an advertising slogan, the executive car features things like an industry-first steering wheel with touch sensitive buttons, responding to finger swiping to navigate the infotainment system so the driver doesn’t have to take his or her hands off the steering wheel. The touch pad in the center console recognizes handwriting for inputting text, and LINGUATRONIC voice control allows users to access various climate functions including air conditioning, seat heaters, and window defog.
Next-level technology is applied elsewhere around the E-Class as well. Consumers may opt for an AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber suspension that self levels — for example, while travelling on the highway the ride height can automatically lower to reduce drag and improve handling. Damping is also automatically monitored and adjusted to deliver maximum comfort and performance.