Facelift for Merc C-class
Published 02/01/2011 | 05:00
Mercedes has taken the wraps off its revised C-class. The C-class is the German car maker's highest-selling model, with the current version finding more than a million buyers since it went on sale in March 2007.
The facelifted car boasts revised styling front and rear, all of which Mercedes claims brings the C-class "in line with the brand's new design idiom". Both saloon and estate models get an aluminium bonnet, designed to reduce the car's overall weight and thus improve fuel consumption in conjunction with start/stop technology and an improved version of the company's 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission. As part of the refresh, all engines will be badged as BlueEfficiency and feature direct injection.
The interior has been restyled to reflect that of the E-class, with an angular instrument binnacle and improved materials. The company's new telematics system will also make its debut. On the safety front, the revised car will feature no fewer than 10 driving assistance systems. Prices are expected to be in line with those of the current C-class.