12. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The C-Class adds to the list of legends with all-new designs for 2015. Mercedes was careful not to completely toss out the DNA of the C-Class, as the model is still very much recognizable. The changes include a reworked grille, new lighting, more pronounced body lines and a more swoopy silhouette. Thanks to a new aluminum-steel hybrid body, the C-Class is about 200 pounds lighter than the 2014 model.
For 2015, the C-Class comes in two non-AMG guises. The C300 carries a new, 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine that delivers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. the upmarket C400 has a biturbo, 3.0-liter V-6 with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The C300 is available with rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the C400 comes standard with 4MATIC.