The Mercedes-Benz W205 is a compact executive car which is being produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz from 2014, under the C-Class model names. The W205 was preceded by the W204. The W205 is available in sedan (W205), station wagon (S205), coupe (C205), and cabriolet (A205) configurations.
The car was officially unveiled on 16 December 2013 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. W205 production commenced on 4 February 2014 at the Bremen plant. European sales began in March 2014, while the vehicle went on sale in North America in September 2014, and in South Africa in March 2015.
A plug-in hybrid version was introduced at the January 2015 North American International Auto Show, and it will be available in both Saloon and Estate variants. The C 350 e plug-in hybrid is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine, in conjunction with a 60 kW electric motor, delivering a total system output of 205 kW (279 hp) and torque of 600 Nm (443 lb-ft). The motor is powered by 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery expected to deliver an all-electric range of 31 km (19 mi), CO2 emissions of 48g/km and a fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km (130 mpg-imp; 110 mpg-US) under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in March 2015. The C350e has a haptic accelerator pedal. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz released another plug-in hybrid C350 - but this time its a variant with a diesel engine.
Mercedes-Benz’s first-ever C-Class Cabriolet was revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the C-Class Coupé, the four-seat soft-top keeps the same basic dimensions as the coupé, but is marginally taller. Its fabric roof can be opened or closed in 20 seconds at up to 50 km/h (31 mph). When closed, the roof is stored in the boot.
The interior of the C-Class Cabriolet is almost identical to that of the coupé, but includes heat-reflecting leather and a switch on the centre console to open and close the roof. The sports seats also include Mercedes’ Airscarf heating system, while the Aircap system stops draughts inside the cabin.
The C 63 should also be able to complete the 0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) sprint in 4.1 seconds with a top speed limited to 155 mph (249 km/h), and 4.0 seconds in the S with a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) with a special request from AMG to raise the speed limiter. The car still uses a seven-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels and gets three-stage adaptive dampers specific to AMG models along with speed-sensitive variable steering. High-performance brakes are also a part of the package with 390 mm (15.4 in) discs in front and 360 mm (14.2 in) discs in the rear. On both ends of the car there are red AMG-branded calipers. Its first deliveries took place in early 2015 for the European market with a U.S. debut later in the year.