The outgoing Mercedes-Benz C Class began production in the year 2015. And even though it may not be that old, the automaker decided to already give it a mid-cycle refresh and finally, it has arrived with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. The automaker recently just took the camouflage off the vehicle, before setting out to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
When looking at the new C-Class sedan from the outside, changes seem to be very subtle but noticeable. For instance, the single bar diamond grille from the AMG Line now comes standard, surrounded by new LED headlights that are now standard as well.
The front fascia looks tweaked with horizontal fins in the side air intakes. The rear fascia has also been redesigned, now with an additional diffuser. The headlights and the taillights also got a minor design change and an LED upgrade, and the sedan now sits on a set of 17 inch twin five spoke wheels that are standard. Customers will now have more paint options like Mojave Silver Metallic and Emerald Green Metallic.
Moving into the car’s interior, the changes are even less prominent. In fact, the most noticeable upgrade will probably be the new 12.3-inch digital instrument display over the standard cluster. But the steering wheel has also been changed as well, now featuring touch control buttons that respond to swiping motions, letting drivers control functions on both the instrument cluster and infotainment system, without having to take their hands off the wheel.
Customers will be able to choose from either a 10.25 inch screen or the standard 7-inch display that’s smaller. Smartphone integration is also a standard feature too. The interior will be offered in a two tone shade of Magma Gray and black as well. A combination of Saddle Brown and Silk Beige with black is available on AMG-Line models.
All the changes aren’t physical though. That is because the new C-Class has been upgraded technologically, with the new Intelligent Drive assist that had been borrowed from the E-Class. This new tech improves radar and camera systems that enable the C-Class to see farther and wider. It also uses map and navigation data to assist the driver as well.
Just like before, the 2019 C-Class sedan still is equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but has been tweaked to carry out 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts), through a 9G Tronic nine-speed automatic.
As mentioned earlier, this model year will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, just before it goes on sale in the United States in late 2018. So far, pricing isn’t available for this just yet.