Mercedes-Benz introduced today the 2012 facelifted C-Class, which features changes to its exterior and interior as well as numerous improvements to the powertrain. This revamp is quite comprehensive, with more than 2,000 new parts for the vehicle. There is a new aluminum hood at the front of the vehicle.
We also see a set of redesigned headlights that use clear glass and a modified bumper that has LED daytime running lights. A few changes were made to the rear end, specifically the bumper and the taillights.
The interior has been given a sense of maturity. It now has a new metallic finish for the surfaces of the controls, a modified instrument cluster, new trimming (as well as a new trim panel), modified center console, new instrument cluster with integrated display, a steering wheel shared with the CLS and several others.
The vehicle features new assistance systems, including Attention Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Park Assist with Parktronic, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist. And more importantly, Mercedes is presenting a new V6 gasoline unit for the C350 Sport Sedan.
This has an output of 302 hp and 273 lb-ft. and it is 5% more economical than the 268 hp & 258 lb-ft V6 it is replacing. It is also available with a 1.8 liter direct-injected turbocharged unit that develops 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque and has a fuel rating of 24 mpg.