The recent Malta Fashion Week, supported by Mercedes Benz, also saw the launch of the new C-Class with its sensuous and clear design and a host of technical innovations, as well as a comprehensive scope of standard equipment, improved emissions and fuel consumption figures.
On a visual level, the striking, dynamic design exudes sensuous clarity and arouses emotions. Modern aesthetics were the source of inspiration for its sensuous lines and surfaces, whose harmony and dynamism directly touch everyone. The clearly defined surfaces also deliberately display a degree of tension, lending them a modern and, at the same time, emotional character.
The interior design demonstrates a bold new approach by Mercedes-Benz. Here, the designers combine in accomplished style the architecture of the Mercedes-Benz sports cars with a totally new centre console featuring sporty flowing lines. In vehicles with automatic transmission, a large one-piece centre console panel performs an elegant sweep from the centre air vents to the armrest. These seamless, clear-cut lines create a sense of open space and convey a thrillingly purist and modern feel. On vehicles with manual transmission, the centre console is slightly steeper and features two separate trim elements, in order to create ample space for ergonomic operation of the shift lever.
The innovative touchpad developed by Mercedes-Benz in the hand rest above the controller on the centre tunnel marks a further evolutionary step. As on a smartphone, this provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions, using finger gestures.
In keeping with Mercedes-Benz traditions, the body shell is designed for exemplary crash safety. The saloon not only meets all current national and international laws, but also all rating requirements, as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.