The facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been revealed ahead of its arrival in the UK in August.
From the outside, it looks as though little has changed, but Mercedes buffs will notice new headlights and reshaped bumpers. Two new metallic paint colours – Mojave Silver and Emerald Green – make their way on to the options list, too.
As before, customers will be able to choose between saloon and estate body styles, while two-door coupe and convertible versions are expected at a later date.
The biggest changes are to be found inside. The E-Class’ influence is immediately apparent, thanks to the steering wheel with touchpad audio controls and the widescreen infotainment display. Even the engine start button has been carried over.
Customers with deep pockets will be able to buy even more of the E-Class experience, too. The larger car’s 12.3-inch digital instrument display is an optional extra, as are ‘Multicontour’ seats, which use pneumatic pumps to adjust the side bolsters and lumbar support.
Other technological advances include a new range of safety gizmos. Improved cameras and radar systems have permitted a new cruise control system that can slow the car for bends, junctions and roundabouts, while
The new C-Class’ full engine range won’t be confirmed until later this month, but Mercedes-AMG has already announced a C 43 V6 model with four-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre diesel found in the current E-Class is also expected to feature.