This Is Why The 2019 C-Class Misses Out On The MBUX Infotainment System

The 2019 C-Class that debuted in New York this week continues to be offered with a floating-style touchscreen infotainment system instead of Merc’s newer MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).

While it has the same functions as the MBUX found in the smaller A-Class, it does without the latest system’s dual-screen layout.

Speaking to the car’s program manager Christian Fruh, CarAdvice has learned why the company chose this recipe over the MBUX. The reason is that the C-Class’ electrical architecture builds upon the one used on the larger E- and S-Class, not that new one of the A-Class.

“When we do the next-generation C-Class, we will see the next-generation of our MBUX”, said Fruh. “But for now, the system in the facelifted C-Class has all the same functions, it’s just that the interface is different.”

In addition to the 7- or 10.25-inch infotainment system display, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an optional head-up display.

The technology boost is available for the entire C-Class family, including the updated AMG models. In the C63 S, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 still develops 510PS (503hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque, which are good enough for a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint in just 4.0 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 290 km/h (180 mph).

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range also features an updated exterior styling and revised cabin upholstery. It will launch in Europe in July, before arriving at dealers across the US later this year.

Note: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe pictured

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  • joey

    Am I the only person in the world who’s not in love with the MBUX? I’d take the C-Class dash just as it is.

    • PK

      i love it. the mbux is a ground breaking infotainment system in the automotive world right now!

    • SteersUright

      I dont know, I love new, giant screens, better resolution, faster response times, etc… Doesn’t everyone?

    • Ermal Morina

      I genuinely think it’s the best infotainment system on the market right now.The graphics,design and style are so appealing,I think Mercedes has hit the town with it…

  • Vern Suesse

    Just another distraction that will cause accidents…

    • wait a minute

      non essential info should be deactivated when the car is traveling, only becoming available when the car is stationery.

  • Brock Tella

    I really don’t understand the infatuation with touch screens. You have to take your eyes off the road and then you have fingerprints all over the place. My current C63 has a wonderful system.

    • Daniel

      Its cheaper and most people think that it is better (since they have no idea).
      I personally dislike the “Tablet”, but overall its still very functional and high placed, so definitely better than the System VW is using for example.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    Thank God, cuz has anyone seen the basic screens in the new A-Class?? it’s just unacceptable, any smartphone has a bigger display and if you want the two big displays you have to pay in excess of 3000 euros for the premium infotainment system, WTF?

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