New spy shots of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan and estate models have surfaced online, showing off some of the model’s new design cues.
Intriguingly, the prototypes in question are outfitted with the same headlights and taillights as the current C-Class and are instead only adorned with camouflaged front bumpers. While it’s difficult to say why Mercedes has done this, the true identity of these models is obvious.
Inevitably, when the updated C-Class range is released, the rear bumper will also be revised as well as the headlights and taillights.
Of most interest from these prototypes are some of the new interior touches visible. The most noticeable change is the abandonment of the rather strange mouse used by the current C-Class which half covers a circular dial. Now with just the dial remaining, the center console appears much simpler. There also appears to be a new steering wheel and instrument cluster shroud.
Alongside the interior and exterior revisions, there’s a possibility that some of the inline-six engines set to debut on the 2018 S-Class will be added to the range.