Stately styling; top technology; quiet, well-trimmed cabin; impressive handling; available air suspension
Coupe's older design; so-so fuel economy
The 2015 C-Class sedan is fully redesigned, though the coupe carries over from the previous generation.
The C400's pricing puts you up into E-Class territory, so we'd lean toward the C300 to get the most value out of the 2015 C-Class sedan. Find a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale
The 2015 C-Class sedan lineup starts with the C300, which is offered as the base model or with Luxury or Sport packages. The C400 is offered in a single specification.
The base C300 ($39,325) includes standard features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, synthetic leatherette upholstery, a 14-way power driver's seat with memory, a power front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, the COMAND infotainment system (with a 7-in central display, touchpad functionality and mobile Wi-Fi), Bluetooth and an 8-speaker audio system with USB connectivity.
The C300 Luxury ($39,975) adds a few exterior styling tweaks (including different wheels), a comfort-tuned suspension, accent stitching on the dashboard and wood inlays.
The C300 Sport ($41,500) adds AMG body styling, 18-in AMG wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, performance front brakes, a sport steering wheel and various other sport-themed interior flourishes.
The C400 ($49,515) keeps the C300 Sport's racy touches, adding a Premium package (LED headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry/start, 13-speaker Burmester audio system, satellite radio and heated front seats) that's optional on the lesser sedans.
Additional options include leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a 14-way power front passenger seat with memory, LED ambient lighting, a hard-drive-based navigation system with music storage and an upgraded 8.4-in COMAND screen, a hands-free power trunk lid and the AIRMATIC adaptive air suspension.
On the coupe side of the ledger, the C250 ($40,125) comes with many of the C300 sedan's standard features, and it also comes with a panoramic sunroof, a sport-tuned suspension (a performance suspension with upgraded brakes is optional via the Sport Plus package), shift paddles, heated front sport seats and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
The C350 ($44,775) adds 18-in wheels, larger front brakes and wood interior trim.
The C63 AMG ($63,675) is decked out with an aero body kit, 18-in AMG wheels, huge brakes, an AMG sport suspension, a sport exhaust, more prominent seat bolsters and unique interior trim. Exclusive options include a limited-slip differential and all AMG-themed aesthetic and performance upgrades.
Note that the coupes come with an older version of COMAND that doesn't have the touchpad interface.
Cargo capacity in the sedan measures 12.6 cu ft., an average number for this class. The coupe's trunk measures a respectable 11.7 cu ft.
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2015 Audi A4 -- The A4 is about as old as the previous C-Class sedan, but frequent updates have kept it fresh, and the S4 performance variant is a tough foe for the twin-turbo C400.
2015 BMW 3 Series -- The 3 Series continues to offer a delectable mix of athleticism and luxury, and it finally has an adult-sized back seat, too.
2015 Cadillac ATS -- Are you looking for the best-handling compact sport sedan? Look no further than Caddy's gifted entry-level model.
2015 Lexus IS -- Often overlooked, the IS boasts fashion-forward styling, a smartly trimmed interior and a generous equipment list.
Used Cadillac CTS -- The current-generation CTS (2014-present) is an excellent luxury sedan that's a blast to drive hard. A certified pre-owned specimen will let you step up to the midsize segment without spending extra money.