Mercedes Benz is one of the biggest and oldest car brands in the world ever since it started manufacturing vehicles back in 1886. Widely regarded as the brand that created the first automobile, Mercedes Benz continues to create and innovate in every vehicle that they make today. One of their most successful vehicle lines would be the C-Class, a series of compact executive cars that have been in production since 1993. Although it is part of their entry-level line of vehicles, the C-Class designs are actually modeled after their flagship S-Class. This design can clearly be seen in one of their more recent vehicles, the Mercedes Benz C320.
When the Mercedes Benz C320 first came out, it was actually redesigned as a more affordable option to their successful S-Class line. Powered by a V6 engine, the C320 came with a variety of features and accessories that were borrowed from the S-Class, minus the hefty price tag. Other components that were included in this vehicle were traction control systems, an antiskid system, and antilock four-wheel disc brakes. They've also expanded the C-Class to include other body styles, including a sports coupe. As such, the line opened up to a market segment that wanted the luxury of owning a Mercedes Benz at a much lower price point.
The Mercedes Benz C320 included standard safety features such as front and rear side airbags, and curtain side airbags. But since they also marketed the car for small families, they also included Mercedes' BabySmart child-seat recognition system. Later on, they've also included a sportier trim that has a firmer suspension, slightly wider tires, aluminum interior details, and aero body trim. Designed to go head to head against rival vehicles like the Acura TL, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes Benz C320 does not disappoint and is a firm choice under the entry-level luxury vehicle market.