While most tweaks brought forth by the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be subtle, we can at least look forward to a more aggressive design for the C43 variant.
These images were captured by a Zero2Turbo reader at the Mercedes-Benz Greenfields manufacturing plant in South Africa. They show multiple C-Class saloon models, among them two facelifted versions – this C43 and a white C180 (spotted outdoors). As for that white C63 S sedan, it’s the current model, judging by its taillights.
Yet, it’s the C43 AMG that steals the show with its more aggressive rear styling. The pre-facelifted version had a smaller diffuser with a set of quad exhaust tips neatly embedded within the plastic. As you can see, the new car will boast round tips that peak past the diffuser, itself looking sportier than it did before, with four aero fins instead of three.
The rest of the range (sedan and estate models) will show off the new bumpers, revised lighting units and updated interior. The latter will come with an optional 12.3″ digital instrument cluster, and a resolution of 1920×720 pixels. A new steering wheel will also be thrown into the mix, boasting touch-sensitive controls, while other features will include the updated touchpad controller with haptic feedback, turbine-look start/stop button, upgraded head-up display and improved voice control system.
As expected, Mercedes have also added the latest in driver assistance technology to the 2019 C-Class, helping it drive on its own in certain situations.