2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift Debuts With S-Class Tech

The onslaught on Mercedes news continues as the company has taken the wraps off the facelifted C-Class sedan and estate.

Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the updated models feature the usual styling tweaks including new bumpers and revised lighting units with “clear-lined contours.”

While the styling changes are subtle, the 2019 C-Class can now be equipped with Multibeam LED headlights featuring “ultra range” high beams. Mercedes says each headlight has 84 individually controllable LEDs which quickly and precisely adjust the light to suit the current traffic situation.

The interior largely carries over but there are a handful of features which have trickled down from the S-Class. This includes an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that has a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels.

Drivers will also find a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls and an updated touchpad controller with haptic feedback. Other highlights include a “turbine-look” start/stop button, an upgraded head-up display and a newly optional 10.25-inch infotainment system. Rounding out the changes are trim / upholstery updates and an improved voice control system which responds to additional commands such as turning on the heated seats.

On the technology front, the company has equipped with the cars with the latest driver assistance systems so they can be driven semi-autonomously in certain situations. In order to achieve this, the cars have improved camera and radar systems that allow the vehicle to see 1,640 feet (500 meters) ahead. Other additions include an updated Active Steering Assist system with Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist functions.

Mercedes was coy on technical specifications but confirmed there will be new petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants in Europe.

In the United States, the C-Class will come with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 255 hp (190 kW) and 273 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque. It will be paired to a familiar nine-speed automatic transmission.

The U.S. spec model will go on sale late this year and the car will come standard with LED lighting units and new 17-inch alloy wheels. Customers will also be able to select two new colors called Mojave Silver Metallic and Emerald Green Metallic.

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  • Benjamin B.

    Can we please have the C63 Wagon please?

  • TrevP

    That’a actually a really good looking wagon. Thumbs up from me.

  • willhaven

    Don’t love the grille design, but overall – this is a great looking estate.

  • Kaisuke971

    I’m surprised by the reception of the Wagon so far, it’s pretty bland. The A4 Sportback looks much sharper and Volvo is about to launch a stunning V60 at Geneva. Now THAT will be something

  • PK

    Love the new digital instrumental cluster! <3

  • Honda NSX-R

    Anyone think the C63 AMG will get the Panamericana grille?

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      We are in the days of amg & panamericana grill of everything..

      • Merc1

        No we aren’t. Only the V8 cars get that grille.

        M

        • Adi

          C63 has a V8.

    • Merc1

      NO, only the full on AMG cars get that grille.

      M

  • Ruel Lewis

    So many new reveals in one day. Now we wait for the AMG GT4 which I’m keeping low expectations in terms of styling.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Looks like they didn’t follow the cls/a class look on the exterior. Good, they should stick with their best design.

    • Matt

      The CLS/New A-Class front design is only going to be used on some models.

  • Wis

    So MBUX with the old controller? I thought this would bring also the new touchpad from the new A-class with it… Otherwise the subtle exterior changes really nicely upgrade its looks, the same goes for the interior.

    • Nordschleife

      No this is Mercedes command 6.0 not the MBUX system. This is the system currently used on the S-Class.

  • Ary Wisesa

    I really miss that elegant traditional Mercedes grille. Nowadays Mercedes’ designers are too pushy injecting all those crazy grilles (Pan-Americana, huge three star, and now pin stripes on Maybach) to all models. Pan-Americana looks very nice on the AMG GTR, but it destroys the elegant face of the S-Class Coupe/Cabrio. The huge three star grille doesn’t always look good on the Estates either. This one is good. The traditional Mercedes grille looks very elegant on the Estate and make it classier.

  • Bash

    I really thought it’s the S wagon. For a sec or two.

    • Jason Panamera

      You mean Swagon ?

      • Bash

        Very funny!

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    still a year away for new 3 series and revised a4

  • Ermal Morina
  • Jason Panamera

    Finally it has bigger center screen. ,,Bigger is better ” – that’s what she said. But still this screen looks like someone forget to design interior with it and is put in the end of assembly line.

  • Nordschleife

    I like the new center screen. I making it wider and squatter it doesn’t look as afterthought. I personally didn’t have an issue with the last one but may this will help the others that do take issue with it.

  • THE WAGON LOOKS VERY GOOD. THEY TONED DOWN THE DOG BONE BUMPER A BIT.

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