The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class recently debuted in South Africa, with a wide range of standard and optional equipment.
While its standard features are plenty to satisfy most buyers, we wanted to see how luxurious you can make your new C-Class if money was of no concern.
Below, we detail the five most-expensive individual options for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Leather upholstery in multiple tones – R18,900
The standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered with black “Artico” artificial leather upholstery.
With the “Leather” package, customers have a choice to replace the artificial leather seats with full leather upholstery in one of several colour combinations – black, sienna brown/black, macchiato beige/black, and power red/black.
Thermotronic automatic climate control- R20,000
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range is sold with the Thermatic automatic climate control system as standard, which is an automatic dual-zone system focused on the front part of the cabin.
With the Thermotronic automatic climate control system you also get dual-zone climate control at the front of the cabin, in addition to an air filter that prevents dust, soot, and pollen from the ambient air from getting into the interior.
An integrated dehumidifier provides protection against windscreen fogging, too, and air vents in the footwell and rear of the centre console ensure constant temperatures are maintained throughout the cabin.
Heads-up Display – R22,000
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class features a flat dash with no imperfections, and fitting the heads-up display option will see a small projector installed in front of the steering wheel.
The projector displays vehicle data on the windscreen within your peripheral vision, which minimises the need to glance down at the instrument cluster when driving.
Rear-axle steering – R22,400
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with a rigid rear axle that only points the rear wheels in one direction.
Fitting the rear-axle steering option will see the rear wheels turn when turning the steering wheel.
Benefits of the rear-axle steering system include tighter turning angles at low speeds – due to the rear wheels turning in the opposite direction of those at the front – and greater stability at high speeds, due to the rear wheels turning in the same direction as those at the front.
The maximum turning angle for the rear wheels is 2.5 degrees, which cuts the C-Class’s turning radius by almost half a metre.
Panoramic sliding sunroof – R22,900
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a solid aluminium roof as standard.
Selecting the panoramic sliding sunroof option replaces the standard roof with a glass panel that incorporates a sliding sunroof.
The roof can be opened fully using a button situated on the interior roof lining, or opened up just a sliver to allow fresh air into the cabin.