A slightly refreshed model of the Mercedes-Benz C class has been unveiled and is set to be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The C class is Mercedes bread and butter model and the new re-tweaked iteration of this model will add some slight changes and additional features to the luxury sports sedan.
On the interior, not much of a change is noticed in the cabin design compared to the model rolled out last year, but Mercedes has revved up its display with a new 10.25 inch central screen and 12.3 inch completely digital instrument cluster.
Coming to changes under the hood, the revamped model boasts of a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine which coughs out 255 HP, 14 more than before. This engine is coupled to a nine-speed auto transmission gear box. The new model also doles out the assisted driving borrowed from its E-class cousin. The 2019 C-class will be able to travel semi-autonomously with radars, forward pointing cameras as well as GPS and map data.
On the exterior, Benz devotees can notice the redesigned diamond pattern grill and a new front diffuser, while the LED headlamps and tail lights are standard. But these updates are minimal and Mercedes added more technology options like the push-button start, retractable sunroof and automatic braking. Customers willing to go for extra features other than the ones provided can choose from a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheels and seats, NFC wireless charging, a Burmester audio system and the semi-autonomous driver assistance package.
The C-class will be able to stay behind another vehicle at a safe distance using this technology, but hands off the steering wheel is not recommended (seriously, keep your hands on the steering!). Although the system is not as advanced as Tesla or Cadillac, it is pretty much impressive.
The pricing of the Benz c-class 2019 is not yet available but is expected to come out when Mercedes unveils it at the Geneva Motor Show in March.