Latest Mercedes C-Class Brings Design to a Whole New Level
As companies are turning to the exterior of their vehicles to help spice up their respective segments and rejuvenate the growing automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz has instead turned its attention to the interior for its new C-Class line of smaller sedans.
Mercedes has long had a reputation for manufacturing cars with impeccable interiors, and for 2014, the Stuttgart-based company is intending to maintain that reputation. Taking hints from its new CLA compact sedan, as well as implementing a few tech features that generally only see action in the larger, full-size sedans, Mercedes is bringing its entry level C-Class to a whole new level of design.
“The interior design of the future C-Class comes across as clear, sensual and with a host of new unusual styling features,” the company said in its press release. “At the same time it exudes sportiness — but with sensual shapes and high-grade materials, thus [epitomizing] contemporary luxury.”
In other words, Mercedes is saying that it’s taken the sporty nature of the CLA’s interior and fused it with the more luxurious elements from the extravagant S-Class. As a result, the new C-Class will feature a redesigned center console that allows for a more open cabin, a free-floating center display, a newly designed touchpad (“as on a smartphone, all the head-unit functions can easily be operated using finger gestures,” according to the automaker), and an adjustable heads-up display.