Every C-Class gets a 7.0in colour screen mounted nice and high up on the dashboard, controlled by a dial and touchpad positioned between the front seats. Most of the time, though, you’re better off sticking with just the dial, because it’s quicker and easier to use on the move.
It’s worth noting, though, that there are two distinct grades of sat-nav system on the C-Class. You get a relatively crude Garmin system as standard on Sport and AMG Line editions – but it feels like it’s running as an ‘app’ on top of the regular Mercedes infotainment system. The company’s own Comand system is easier to use and much slicker – although it comes only as an option, complete with a larger, higher-resolution display.
A digital radio is standard on all models, as are two USB sockets in the centre console. An upgraded Burmester sound system is an optional extra on all but entry-level SE models.