The New Mercedes C-Class: A Tesla Competitor!!
Close
Login to Your Account
Mercedes CLA Forum

The New Mercedes C-Class: A Tesla Competitor!!

This is a discussion on The New Mercedes C-Class: A Tesla Competitor!! within the CLA General Discussion forums, part of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Forum category; In 2013, Mercedes edged BMW in terms of selling more cars in the U.S. The best-selling Mercedes -- both in the U.S. and elsewhere -- ...

Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By The Car Czar

Thread: The New Mercedes C-Class: A Tesla Competitor!!

  1. #1
    Regular Diber's Avatar
    Member #
    1377
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Mercedes Logo Flat The New Mercedes C-Class: A Tesla Competitor!!

    In 2013, Mercedes edged BMW in terms of selling more cars in the U.S. The best-selling Mercedes -- both in the U.S. and elsewhere -- is the C-Class, which is the sedan sitting below the E-Class. A typical transaction price, which includes various optional equipment, can be between $42,000 and $48,000.

    It is therefore important when Mercedes introduces a new C-Class. Coming on the back of a rapid-fire set of introductions in 2013 -- S-Class, a refreshed E-Class, the CLA and the GLA -- the C-Class completes the recent design transformation away from Mercedes' older and more conservative styling to its new look for the future.

    It is more than the styling that's new with the 2015 Mercedes C-Class. In recent years, the U.S. has become the largest market for the C-Class, so production of the new car will begin in Alabama in September 2014. Mercedes' most futuristic-looking sedan, made in Alabama -- noodle on that!



    I have not yet had the opportunity to drive the all-new 2015 C-Class, but I recently had a few hours to examine the interior in detail and talk to several senior Mercedes executives about most aspects of the car. Here are my initial findings:

    Dashboard, center console and inside of doors: This is a supremely well-designed interior. It is elegant and modern at the same time. There is really nothing like it in the automotive industry. The center console has three round vents and a "floating" tablet above it, sort of like the smaller CLA and GLA models.

    However, the C-Class has its buttons and knob groups laid into a big monoblock, sort of like the way Volvo has been doing it for many years now. This monoblock is huge in the C-Class, and when the chosen material is wood, it reminds me of the wood inside the doors of the 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith. Considering that the Wraith starts at $285,000, that's one smart design cue to show that this near-$50,000 car can actually be an outstanding value.

    The exquisite design continues to the insides of the doors. The Burmester speaker grilles look every bit as expensive as they do in the $100,000+ S-Class. I hope you're getting the message here: In terms of expensive design, the C-Class punches at least one full class above its weight.

  • #2
    Regular Airmousam's Avatar
    Member #
    316
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    New Hampshire - USA
    Posts
    293
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Interesting, but wheres the Tesla tie in?

  • #3
    Regular The Car Czar's Avatar
    Member #
    61
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Moving Target
    Posts
    220
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Airmousam View Post
    Interesting, but wheres the Tesla tie in?
    He copied & pasted the first page of text from this article from The Street. Oddly enough, the article author never does get around to setting up any real comparison between the new C and a Tesla, although he does spend a little time speculating on C hybrids.

    Like most articles from The Street, there's a thinly veiled agenda involved. But for some reason this article isn't the usual attempt to pump or dump a stock -- rather, I think the author just wants everybody to know that he owns an E-class that's already superior to the upcoming C ... and that he has long legs and big feet .
    Airmousam likes this.
    I am the Car Czar ... a know-it-all blog

  • Remove Advertisements
    MercedesCLA.org
    Advertisements
     

  • #4
    Regular Airmousam's Avatar
    Member #
    316
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    New Hampshire - USA
    Posts
    293
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Got it, thanks czar

  • Sponsored Links

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  

    Similar Threads

    1. 2015 Mercedes C-Class comes in two new flavors
      By TorqueNews in forum Mercedes-Benz CLA News
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 12-14-2014, 10:26 PM
    2. Has Mercedes-Benz hit a home run with new CLA-Class?
      By TorqueNews in forum Mercedes-Benz CLA News
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 01-07-2014, 03:05 PM
    3. TEST DRIVE WEEKEND - CLA, GLK, Tesla - First World Problems
      By BLWR993 in forum Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 09-30-2013, 01:33 AM
    4. Comparison: Mercedes CLA against class C
      By DosBahias in forum CLA General Discussion
      Replies: 18
      Last Post: 03-27-2013, 11:56 AM
    5. 2014 Mercedes CLA Class videos
      By CLAMP in forum CLA Pictures/Videos
      Replies: 42
      Last Post: 02-10-2013, 06:51 PM

    Search tags for this page

    cla or c class

    Click on a term to search for related topics.
    About Us
    We are a community dedicated to the all new Mercedes-Benz CLA & CLA45 AMG. We offer Benz CLA Pictures, Aftermarket Accessory discussion, Questions and Answers and much more from CLA Owners across the world. Thank you for visiting the best CLA Forum on the Internet.
    Join us
    Register
    If you woud like to join our community simply click the following registration link: Register @ MercedesCLA.org