100 per cent Class?
COULD IT BE TIME TO CHANGE TO By Vickie Magic
I was pretty excited about picking up my C-Class Mercedes to test drive to write this piece. The first thing I noticed was just how comfortable the car was to sit in — with a touch of a finger, I could move the seat up, down, forward, or back to suit my level of comfort; it also has a very cool feature that can actually extend the seat forward. Having it all in the one spot made it very easy to get comfortable quickly. Next was the exquisite interior — the special upholstery colour combinations simply scream class. It was easy to work out how to get started; Amelia (from Mercedes) gave me a quick lesson and, with the touch of just a few buttons, I was off like the wind. Mercedes-Benz is certainly setting the pace in the field of aerodynamics and offers the best drag coefficients possible. This definitely pays off, especially when driving on country roads on the way to my weekend getaway to the beautiful Honey Bee Farm at Kandanga, just an hour north of the Sunshine Coast. It felt like the car could go from zero to a million in a matter of seconds — not that I tried that, of course. There is a host of safety and assistance systems to choose from, based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept, including
“Attention Assist” with adjustable sensitivity, which warns the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, and is included as a standard feature. Further standard equipment includes 'Collision Prevention Assist Plus'. Apart from a visual proximity warning and an additional audible collision warning, the safety system also includes 'Adaptive Brake Assist', which can help prevent collisions by boosting the brake pressure commensurate with the situation. Couple all this with perfect climate control and, of course, the latest inbuilt satellite navigation, and suffice it to say that I felt like I was in heaven; it certainly was a dream that I didn’t want to wake up from on Monday morning. And when one of the sales team asked if I was interested in making a purchase, my answer was clear and simple, “Definitely, one day.”
To sum up my Mercedes experience in three words, I would have to say, “COMFORT — CLASS — EASE.” Contact the team at Mercedes Benz Sunshine Coast to arrange your test drive today (07) 5409 0100 65 Maroochy Blvd, Maroochydore.
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