The AIRMATIC Agility Package ensures an even more refined, rewarding C-Class driving experience. Using variable damper control, it continuously adjusts damping at each wheel to suit the road conditions and your speed. These adjustments are fast, precise, and totally imperceptible to you and your passengers – but the resulting ride quality is sublime.
In addition to seven gears, the 7-speed automatic transmission offers excellent ride comfort, driving enjoyment and efficiency. The seven forward gears allow a wide ratio spread with low engine speed increments between the individual gears. The result: quick, smooth and fuel-saving gear changes every time. Skipping individual gears allows multiple downshifts for powerful, fast bursts of speed. And the AGILITY SELECT switch lets the driver preselect the gearshift characteristics. As in motorsport, the driver can change gear using the steering-wheel gearshift paddles.
The combination of 4-cylinder petrol engine and 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission also allows what is known as “sailing”. If the driving conditions allow, the engine can be disengaged from the drive system and the kinetic energy used even more efficiently, further reducing fuel consumption.