Have Fun With the 2015 C-Class Configurator
One of the things we love most about new car season: configuratin’. On today’s docket, we’ve got the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The good people of MB recently gave us the lowdown on C-Class pricing for this model year: $38,400 for the C300; $40,400 for the C300 4MATIC; and $48,590 for the C400 4MATIC. We know that the latter two will be ready for purchase in six short days (the C300 is scheduled for Q1 2015), but we’re impatient folks, so we’ve spent the better part of the last couple of hours digging around in the 2015 C-Class configurator. Here’s what we can report: we like what we see.
From the jump, you can take your pick from the C300 or the C400. The former offers 241 horsepower and 24 mpg city/31 mpg hwy; the latter offers 329 horsepower and 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy. We preferred the C400, but that’s just us.
From there, you choose your colors, wheels, and options. The C300 has five wheel options (including two different AMG options), and the C400 is available with the 18” and 19” AMG options.
Package-wise, the C300 has a Sport Package ($2,175), Luxury Package ($650), Lighting Package ($800), and panoramic roof ($1,480). The C400 only comes with the latter two options.
Exterior appearance accessories include tire valve stem caps ($18), wheel hub inserts ($18), license plate frame ($35), rear spoiler ($300), roof spoiler ($300), illuminated grille emblem ($480), 18” multispoke alloy wheels ($1,620), and 19” 6-spoke alloy wheels ($1,820).
On the inside, it’s more of the same story: the C300 has a ton more trim and interior color options, but the C400 mostly gets the best options of the bunch. That Cranberry Red/Black leather and open-pore Black Ash wood trim combination is a winner either way you slice it.
The best part here: a $350 Air Balance Package, which comes with a cabin fragrance system and cabin-air purification system. Other extras include a power rear-window sunshade ($440) and power rear-side window sunblinds ($380).
Also: cabin atomizer fragrances for $110 a pop. Delicious!
After perusing Entertainment and Convenience, Performance & Safety, and Service & Care options (and, trust us, there’s a lot here), you’ll have your ideal C-Class vehicle. In our case, our little C400 4MATIC topped out at $68,840.
Now, if we could just find a good reason to start a Kickstarter campaign to buy ourselves a $68,840 car…