2019 Mercedes C-Class Is Still A First-Class Premium Cruiser

Merc’s offering in the compact premium class, the C-Class, was given a mid-life refresh last year. The car is said to have about 6,500 new components, but very modest updates on the outside, which will allow it to fly under the radar.

The revamped C-Class sports new bumpers and slightly revised lighting units that can optionally get Multibeam LED headlamps, with each cluster featuring 84 individually controllable LEDs.

Not much has changed inside either, as the overall styling and feel is still the same. There are, however, an upgraded head-up display and a new 10.25-inch infotainment system as an option, which is apparently a big improvement over the old one, with a good positioning in the dashboard, clear graphics and easy-to-use interface.

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Another thing that will capture drivers’ attention is the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. This is another option, although one you’d want to consider if you need to see the media playback information, navigation directions and others behind the steering wheel.

Elsewhere, the interior space is the same as before and boot capacity is pretty much on par with the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4.

CarBuyer’s test car came in the C200 mild-hybrid form, which is rather noisy, so the reviewer recommended opting for the C220d diesel instead, as it is relatively quiet, faster and suits the car better.

As far as driving dynamics are concerned, the C-Class Sedan remains a very comfortable cruiser. In fact, if a sportier feel is what tickles your fancy, then you’re probably better off with an Alfa Romeo Giulia or BMW 3-Series. But if a clam ride is more suitable to your needs, then the Benz won’t disappoint you.

The reviewer made other observations, covering some of the car’s clever features, like the semi-autonomous driving in certain scenarios – but you can watch the full review for yourselves and find out each and every detail.


  • Bash

    I love this babe S class.

    • BlackPegasus

      I’ve always loved this generation C-class. I think it nailed the S-class proportions perfectly.

      • Bash

        Absolutely true, and with the right specs and correct trim/color/rims, this can look even better than the S. I mean still the S is the King, but this baby S is much more fit for daily driving.

  • soitbe

    Only MB could provide a clam ride!

  • JTL2017

    I love the c class. Very stylish vehicle.

    • dtd

      I have the MY 2017 C and I love it so far. Only drawback is the service charge is high.

  • mbcls

    dont like the new 2019 taillights, looks like a Honda civic.
    maybe i’m biased, i have 2016 c450 AMG.

    • bxniels0

      I like the pre-face lift ones to that had the two torches (not sure what to call them), too. That’s what gave it the “mini” S-Class look. Now it looks a Nissan Maxima.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    This C “was” the best in class. But now there is a new 3er. Sorry Benz.

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