09/04/2014 (press release: CambridgePRGroup) // HAVERHILL, Mass. // Smith Motor Sales

With the successful launch of Mercedes-Benz’s new entry-level CLA-Class last year, it made sense for the luxury automaker to move its best-selling C-Class upmarket. Even so, the redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is packed with performance and features that buck its modest price increase, all while dropping up to 200 pounds and donning design lines pulled from the flagship S-Class.

Currently arriving at dealerships, the 2015 C-Class offers two new engines, including a 241-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder that boosts output by 20 percent in the C300 and a bi-turbo V6 that produces 329 horsepower in the C400. For now, the new C-Class is only available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, though a base C300 model with rear-wheel drive will go on sale early next year. With its large, star-adorned grille, elongated hood and sculpted lines along its flanks, the compact luxury sedan follows in the footsteps of the revered current-generation S-Class when it comes to styling.

“The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is always in heated competition with models like the BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS, but this new generation has them beat in style, performance and even standard features,” said James Buckley, general manager of Smith Motor Sales, a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Haverhill, Mass. “After the new S-Class redefined what’s possible to include in a luxury car and the new CLA-Class redefined value in the luxury market, it was only logical for the 2015 C-Class to inherit cutting-edge qualities from both vehicles.”

Inside the new C-Class’ well-appointed cabin, drivers will find a centrally located, freestanding seven-inch or 8.4-inch color display controlled by a new touchpad, while five round air vents in the dashboard also pull their metallic look from the S-Class. Other new standard features include keyless start and Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which incorporates radar to determine the distance and speed difference between the C-Class and the vehicle ahead, alerting the driver to brake if they get too close too fast. For the first time, buyers can also opt for a color Head-Up Display that shows relevant information closer to the driver’s line of sight.

About Smith Motor Sales:

For more than 75 years, Smith Motor Sales has brought Mercedes-Benz ownership to customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Smith Motor Sales has remained an elite Mercedes-Benz dealer throughout the years through its commitment to customer service and its wide selection of new and used Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as its expert service and parts staff. Browse their inventory online at www.smithmercedesdealer.com, stop by their showroom at 420 River Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmithMercedes, or reach them by phone at 978-372-2552.

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