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