We all remember the cool kid on the playground growing up. Or maybe you were that cool kid. In either case, the cool kid was the one who always had the flyest gear, listened to the latest music, and always drew a crowd when it was time to tell a story. He or she was the one that, in our misguided search for role models, everyone wanted to be like (at least until he/she got that weird haircut and was ostracized for the remainder of the school year).
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has finally matured – and by that I mean it’s no longer trying to emulate the longest-running 'cool kid' in the entry-level luxury segment, the BMW 3 Series. The funny thing about growing up is that instead of defining yourself by the standards of others, you start to paint your own picture of what success looks like, and in doing so are able to develop past the limits of any external template and truly come into your own. In other words, the C-Class now has its own identity, not one borrowed from a competitor voted ‘Most Likely To Succeed,’ and it’s all the better for it.