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Facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed

By Cameron Kirby, 14 Feb 2018 News

Facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets mid-life interior work over

MERCEDES-BENZ has given its popular C-Class sedan a mid-life facelift, tweaking the exterior, and applying minor changes underneath its skin.

The front-bumper has been redesigned for each style line (Exclusive, Avantgarde, and AMG), with the rear bumper also getting a rework.

Driver assistance systems in the mid-size sedan have also been bolstered, with Mercedes claiming the C-Class “is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations”.

The active safety tech introduced to the C-Class family can also be found in the latest generation E-Class.

In Europe, each C-Class will come with halogen headlights featuring LED DRLs as standard, but LED headlights are available as an optional extra, along with multi-beam LED headlights that come with an ‘ultra-range’ high beam function. More details of the C-Class's local packaging will be made available closer to the mid-size luxury sedan's arrival here in about August.

As part of the facelift, Mercedes-Benz has introduced the multicontour seat package, with allows the side bolsters and lumbar support for front passengers to be individually adjusted. The seats also come with a massage function.

The C-Class doesn’t get the fully digital instrument display which is available on the S-, E-, and next-gen A-Class as standard, however a 12.3-inch screen can be fitted as an option.

The central infotainment screen is available in two different sizes, the standard 7.0-inch, and optional 10.25-inch setup.

Two colours have been introduced into the C-Class paint palette, dubbed mojave silver metallic and emerald green metallic.

The C-Class is built in four factories across the globe; the lead plant in Bremen (Germany), East London (South Africa), Tuscaloosa (USA), and Beijing (China). A long-wheelbase version of the C-Class is built exclusively for the Chinese market.