One look at the exterior of the standard C-Class is enough to confirm that it has all the typical Mercedes-Benz characteristics: the chromed radiator grille is embellished with the laurel wreath badge with the hallmark star standing above it on the bonnet. Fine chrome defines the top of the window areas and three black louvres add emphasis to the front air intakes. The fog lamps also have black surrounds. The colour concept continues at the rear with the wide matt black handle strip. In addition, eye-catching light-alloy wheels are also fitted as standard.
The interior, too, retains its classic feel, finished either in black or alpaca grey. Fine piano-lacquer trim elements are supplemented with high-quality chrome details. The trim elements are also available in burr walnut as an option. The seats are upholstered in black, alpaca grey, black/beige or black/red Brighton fabric, but can be finished in ARTICO man-made leather as an option. They are defined with large fabric patches featuring horizontal seamlines.