Mercedes-Benz launches a much-improved version of its C-class at the Geneva auto salon next year in an attempt to keep their best-selling model at the top of the middle-class segment.
The BMW 3-series rival, the ranks to the top of the highest cars produced around the globe, in the sale will go into the facelifted shape in the summer of 2018 with a new diesel engine option, as Mercedes, together with the E-class. The 2.0-Liter four-cylinder unit, the established 2.1-Liter diesel to the C220d and C250d, with more power, improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions to replace.
Like the recently revised S-class, C-class, the infotainment upgrades will be the most noticeable. The car gets a new touchpad, which looks similar to the a of the featured S-class, as well as a new steering wheel with more controls. It also has a redesigned instrument panel and minor adjustments to the design of the dashboard.
Cars spotted testing show the changes due to the for the C-class is outside. New LED headlamps similar to those of the new E-class can be seen. There is also a new bumper design with revised air intakes and a fall flight of more design around the grille. Chrome highlights have been added apron, the side skirts and the rear also.
To change apart from the above mentioned diesel, the engine line-up is expected to be unchanged. The turbocharged four-cylinder petrol C200 remains the entry-level model with the more powerful C300 version of the same unit that is well maintained. Hybrid C300h-and plug-in hybrid C350e models will continue to be offered.
At the top of the range, the Mercedes-AMG, C43 and C63 models are to be updated, although these variants to arrival, will be shown and launched in the months that follow, the facelifted C-class. Expect the supercharged six-and eight-cylinder models offer more power and improved performance in addition to the technology and aesthetic changes. Currently, they are good for up to 362bhp and 469bhp respectively.
The updated C-class sedan will be joined by a revised Estate siblings to face competition from the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3-series and the Jaguar XE. Both body variants to be expected to command a slight premium over the outgoing C-class versions. Current prices open at £29,035 for the sedan and € 30,225 for the real estate.
There will also be a similar list of revisions for the C-class Coupé. The sporty-looking two-door variant, the faces of the BMW 4-series has been spotted testing with minor design changes on a number of occasions.
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