Monday, December 16, 2013

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300, C400 Loaded With Technology

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launches in the U.S. with the C300 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system with a 235 horsepwoer 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection in-line four cylinder engine and a C400 4MATIC with a 329 horsepower 3.0L turbocharged direct-injection V6. The all-new C-Class has a 3 inch longer wheelbase (112 inches) and is 3.7 inches longer overall (184 inches) and 1.6 inches wider (71 inches) compared with the previous model.

The new C-Class is loaded with technology. ATTENTION ASSIST comes as stndard, to warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness with an adjustable level of sensitivity that can inform the driver in a separate view in the instrument cluster about their level of drowsiness and how long they have been driving since their last break. The COMAND system navigation function flags up nearby break options as stopovers, providing the system has been specified in the vehicle.

Adaptive Brake Assist offers protection from collisions from speeds as low as 4 mph. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS features a function that is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 31 mph, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 25 mph. DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist is a semi-automatic traffic jam assistant which at speeds under 37 mph is able to follow the vehicle ahead even where lane markings are unclear or completely lacking, thus providing a safe and convenient means of following the flow of traffic. The BAS PLUS Brake Assist System can now also detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently; the PRE-SAFE® Brake can detect stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians, brake automatically if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents up to 31 mph and mitigating the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 45 mph. In flowing traffic the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 4 to 124 mph. Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist can now also prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane when broken lane markings apply and a risk of a collision arises, e.g. as a result of vehicles overtaking at high speed, parallel traffic or even oncoming traffic, by applying the brakes on one side.