Facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed

Popular premium saloon has been updated for 2018 with a tweaked look and updated equipment.

The new C-Class has had a facelift PH

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has had a facelift

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new C-Class, with a reworked interior and sleeker stylings.

Exterior tweaks, which include redesigned bumpers, give the car an updated look while new front and rear lights ‘define’ the car, the brand says.

Inside the cabin an infotainment display has been added, which can be configured in the lower-spec ‘Audio 20’ form with a seven-inch screen, or upgraded to a 16:9-layout widescreen configuration, with a 10.25-inch panel.

A fully digital instrument panel is also available as an option, with a 12.3-inch diagonal display. Keyless-Go starting and wireless charging is standard.


The C-Class' interior has also been reworked PH

The C-Class' interior has also been reworked

And like its E- and S-Class sister models, some of the infotainment functions can be controlled through touch-sensitive panels on the steering wheel.

The cabin also gets ‘Energizing Comfort Control’. This is a system which uses the air-conditioning, including scents, seat heating, ventilation and massage functions to improve driver wellbeing.

An optional smartphone integration, which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, is available.

Those opting for the AMG-Line spec will get a diamond-pattern grille insert, along with other soon-to-be-announced features.

The first new models will ship in August 2018 PH

The first new models will arrive for UK customers in August 2018

The C-Class’ current generation – now in its fourth year – is the German brand’s best-selling car, and this new model will look to push sales even further as it combines ‘emotionality with intelligence’, the firm says.

The car is also able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations, with an improved camera and radar systems allowing it to see up to 500m ahead.

Other new tech includes active lane change assist and active emergency stop assist as new functions of active steering assist.

UK pricing and specification will be revealed at the end of March, with first cars arriving from August 2018.

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