Believe it or not, it’s already time for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to get a midcycle update, and while it’s on the moderate side, it concentrates on crucial areas for enhancement that everyone ought to love.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior
Let’s begin on the exterior. Both the front and rear bumpers have been revamped. The front sports a dash of chrome, however like in years past, buyers can choose the AMG Line bundle that offers the whole car a more aggressive appearance without messing with the powertrain. The headlights are now standard LED systems, and the taillights have new internals and thus a somewhat new look.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior
Inside, there’s a new vehicle key, a new start button and a brand-new multifunction steering wheel with little touchpads that control the infotainment system. There are 2 different choices each for the gauge cluster and infotainment display. An actual gauge cluster with a 5.5-inch details screen is standard, but a 12.3-inch screen cluster is optional. The standard screen is 7.0 inches, however buyers can go with a larger 10.25-inch display, neither which are touch-capable.
Mentioning infotainment, if you’re searching for Mercedes-Benz’s sharp new MBUX infotainment system, keep on lookin’. The C-Class is stuck utilizing the older Comand system, which is a bit clunkier and lacks a few of the cool new linked features of MBUX. The infotainment system’s physical controller now has haptic feedback, though, which is OK.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine and Features
There’s something new under the hood, as well. The base C300 gets a somewhat perkier 2.0-liter I-4 gas engine. Output depends on 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, a power bump of 14 hp over the outgoing model’s four-banger. A nine-speed automatic is basic, as is rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is readily available.
If the current driver-assist features are more your speed, there’s plenty to dig. Loaning the majority of its kit from the larger E-Class, the C-Class packs one heck of a punch, ADAS-wise. The adaptive cruise can utilize a built-in map to identify when to slow the car down for bends or roundabouts, it can change lanes by itself and it’ll stumble to a stop if something gets in its method. Automatic emergency braking is basic, which is always a good touch.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date and Price
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will go on sale later on this year, and pricing will be revealed closer to that time.