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Mercedes-Benz have revealed details of the updated C-Class Saloon and Estate, which feature extensive interior upgrades and the latest safety systems.

15 Feb 2018 | International News : Germany


The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the brand's top-selling model, has been updated for 2018, featuring a raft of improvements and equipment upgrades. 

The rear bumper has a new lower section, with varying geometry, trim and tailpipe trim depending on variant
The new-look C-Class combines emotionality with intelligence. The vehicle's appearance is defined by its front and the design of the headlamps and taillights.

The design of the front and rear lights is defined by clear-lined contours. Exquisitely crafted details add highlights and underscore the modern character. The C-Class comes with halogen headlamps incorporating LED daytime running lamps as standard. LED High Performance headlamps featuring a particularly purist interior design are optionally available.

On the new version, the AMG Line features the diamond radiator grille as standard. The front bumpers have been redesigned for all lines. These new designs render the EXCLUSIVE exterior even more expressive and lend the AVANTGARDE exterior an even more dynamic character.

In conjunction with the AMG Line exterior the vehicle sports a newly designed AMG front apron and rear diffuser. The rear bumper on the Saloon and Estate has a new lower section, with geometry, trim and tailpipe trim varying according to the selected equipment and engine variant.

New to the C-Class is the Multicontour Seat package
The sporty interior exudes class, featuring flowing forms in a new interpretation of modern luxury.The centre console is characterised by an elegant flowing trim. This is available in open-pore brown walnut or open-pore anthracite oak.

The 3D real wood veneer in the centre console combines a hand-crafted character with a modern feel. Magma grey/black are new interiors, plus saddle brown for the AMG Line interior.

The Multicontour Seat package is new to the C-Class. With this package, the side bolsters and lumbar support can be individually adjusted by means of an electrically driven pneumatic pump. A massage effect in the lumbar area is provided by air chambers, which are inflated and deflated in a pulsing or wave-like motion when the function is activated. 

The C-Class adopts the display concept of the current S-Class, with an optional fully digital instrument display offering the three different display styles - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Progressive'. The styles can be switched quickly according to personal tastes or to suit the selected interior. Alongside certain menu items such as trip data or consumption figures, the driver can now additionally view the navigation display data or the ECO display in the instrument cluster.

The updated C-Class is available with a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with the optional COMAND system
The multimedia screen above the centre console is also available in two sizes - a 7.0-inch screen as well as a 10.25-inch screen (standard in conjunction with the optional COMAND system).

The C-Class has touch-sensitive controls mounted on the steering wheel. They respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. They enable the driver to control the functions of the instrument cluster and of the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.

The operation of DISTRONIC and cruise control with controls directly on the steering wheel is another new feature.

The new C-Class features the latest driving assistance systems, offering the driver cooperative support and providing a higher standard of active safety than its predecessor. The C-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations.

For example, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC as part of the Driving Assistance package is able to support the driver in numerous situations on the basis of map information and predictively adjust the speed when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts. Other new developments include intuitively understandable Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist as new functions of Active Steering Assist.

The new C-Class also comes with extended Active Brake Assist as standard. Depending on the situation, this can help to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead, and even with crossing pedestrians and cyclists, or prevent them altogether.

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