It really shouldn't be that big a deal, but the new model features a high-res, full colour screen in the middle of the speedo.
Whether it's showing simple trip computer readouts, safety warnings, nav instructions or letting us control our musical destiny, it looks fantastic and gave us a buzz every time we stepped into the car.
Three petrol engine options are available. The C200 has a 135kW/270Nm 1.8-litre turbo and the C250 a 150kW/310Nm version of that same engine. A 3.5-litre 185kW/340Nm V6 resides under the bonnet of the C300.
For Lane Keeping Assist, a camera on the windscreen monitors your position within your lane. If the car starts straying into another lane without indicating, it will send a very subtle warning through the steering wheel that feels like running over lane markers.
Cars with Active Lane Keeping Assist can brake the outside wheels to keep you in your lane should you not pay heed to its earlier warnings.