2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Configurator Goes Online

The online build-your-own tool for the redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is now live, providing full information on this new luxury sedan’s full option pricing and equipment list.

For now, the $41,325 starting price for the 2015 C-Class lineup is for the C300 4Matic model with a 241-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive. In a few months time, a rear-wheel drive C300 will launch with a lower price of $39,325 with destination, but that model is not yet included in Mercedes-Benz’s configurator.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic includes automatic climate control, a power driver’s seat, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, a new touchpad infotainment controller that controls a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth, and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic starts at $49,515 and includes a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that makes 329 hp. It comes standard with all of the equipment from the C300 4Matic, and also adds heated front seats, a Burmester premium sound system, satellite radio, and an AMG styling package that provides a sportier, more aggressive look.

Surprisingly, neither C300 nor C400 models come standard with features you would expect in a luxury sedan like leather seats, a backup camera, or a power passenger’s seat. As such, optioning up the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its various equipment packages drives the price up quickly.

For instance, the C300’s $2700 Premium Package adds LED headlights, the Burmester audio system, heated front seats, and satellite radio; the $2690 Multimedia Package for both models adds a backup camera, navigation, voice command, and a 10GB music hard drive; and the $2800 Driver Assistance Package for both models adds various active safety features like adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, lane keep assist, and pre-safe brake assist with pedestrian detection. Other stand-alone options include park assist for $970, a head-up display for $990, an Airmatic air suspension for $1190, and a panoramic glass roof for $1480.

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is now one of the most expensive offerings in its class. A fully-loaded C300 4Matic easily tops $60,000, and the equivalent C400 4Matic with all the options can cost up approximately $66,000. That’s a lofty price for a compact luxury sedan, but we were certainly impressed by the C-Class on our most recent drive, as we said it perfectly “balances all we want from a luxury sedan.”

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class goes on sale late this month in C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic forms, with the base C300 arriving in dealerships in early 2015. Go here to build your own C-Class at Mercedes-Benz’s website.

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend

Real MPG:

22 City / 28 Hwy

Horse Power:

241 @ 5500


273 @ 1300