2018 Mercedes C-Class (facelift) sedan unveiled; Debut next month

The fourth-generation Mercedes C-Class, which made its global debut in 2013, has received a mid-cycle update (facelift) for MY2018. The new 2018 Mercedes C-Class will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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The new 2018 Mercedes C-Class facelift will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month

The new 2018 Mercedes C-Class features an updated front-end, which now comes with Multibeam LED headlamps, and a new front bumper. The new bumper can be ordered with either a silver trim strip, a chrome-plated trim strip or a three-part chrome strip. The rear-end gets an updated set of LED taillamps. The AMG Line will now come with a diamond radiator grille, a new AMG-spec front bumper, and a new rear diffuser.

The interior gets a 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument console, albeit as an optional extra. Buyers can also order a new 10.25-inch central display for the COMAND infotainment system. Other updates to the interior include a new multi-function steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons. Colour options for the interior trim include magma grey/black and saddle brown (for AMG Line).

The company will also offer an optional Energizing comfort control system that enables occupants to set up a customised cabin ambience. The new 2018 Mercedes C-Class gets semi-autonomous driving aids. The Active Steering Assist now offers Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist features. The C-Class facelift will launch in several international markets by the end of this year.

The US-spec car will launch with a new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs a maximum power of 255 HP along with a peak torque of 370 Nm. It comes mated to a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the new C-Class facelift will even make it to India. However, we don’t expect the updated car to go on sale here before early-2019. So, what do you think of the updates that the latest C-Class carries?