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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class updates announced

The latest generation C-Class has been a resounding hit, and to help push it along even further some updates have been introduced, including a new range-topping four-cylinder C 300 joining the range, along with revised specifications for some models.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon

The news was announced via Mercedes-Benz’s overseas division, with Australian details still yet to be confirmed. However, overseas customers are now able to buy a four-wheel-drive C-Class, with a 4MATIC drivetrain offered for the C 200 and C 220 D models.

Outputs remain unchanged, with the C 200 powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 135kW/300Nm, while the C 220 D features a 2.1-litre turbocharged diesel, which makes 125kW/400Nm.

Sitting at the top of the four-cylinder range is the new C 300. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol producing 180kW. It’s capable of covering 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, and offers a fuel consumption average of 6.3L/100km.

There are also a new range of optional extras for customers to choose from, including a new set of interior trim combinations, driver assist programs, a touch-pad interface and head-up display.

In Australia, the C-Class has been doing very well. So far this year the local arm has sold 2583 examples, easily bettering its nearest rival by over 1500 sales. The runner-up BMW 3 Series has so far gone out to 919 buyers.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.