Pre-Production C-Class W205 is Rode in by Auto Bild

The Germans from Auto Bild have went ahead of everyone else and have managed to catch a ride in a pre-production version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205.
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Photo: Auto Bild
While they didn't technically drive it, as they were offered just a shotgun ride by the peeps from Stuttgart, Auto Bild journalists spent enough time in the car to make out an exhaustive enough opinion about the new model.

The version in which they rode is the C 220 BlueTec, which sports the same 2.1-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder from the current generation, albeit with about 20 percent better fuel consumption and better performance thanks to a much lower weight.

They seemed to be most impressed by the new technological features though, with stuff like the new touch-screen Comand controller that supports two-finger swipes like on a tablet and the Airmatic-based Agility Control system, which has five settings – Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Custom.

The new NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) levels are purportedly on a totally new level compared with the current model, with the oil-burner murmur under the hood of the test car being vaguely audible in the cockpit.

We're expecting more details about the new C-Class in the following days, but you can already color us excited about it.

Story via Auto Bild
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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