It took a while to find the optimum C-Class when we first tried it in the UK. Executive cars, even compact ones, these days come with such a plethora of different options – passive dampers, adaptive ones, sports suspension, coil or air springs, etc – that finding the idea set-up isn’t easy. Especially when you throw so many different wheel and tyre sizes at it too.
So news that there’s going to be an additional option to the air suspension might not make life easier, but in a mid-life facelift there are bound to be subtle chassis changes too, to keep the C-Class competitive. A more comfort-oriented set-up than, say, a BMW 3 Series always seems to me to suit the kind of character a Mercedes should have. And it’s an approach that seems to really suit the E-Class.