Mercedes has upgraded the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and although changes are not that prominent, the manufacturer tackled every aspect of the vehicle. As you will see below, the new C-Class will be better-looking, and it will gain some updates under the hood. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Both coupe and cabriolet version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-AMG C43 are ready for the mid-cycle facelift, and the improved models will debut at the New York Auto Show later in March. The changes are barely noticeable, but the German manufacturer claims that the redesigned models will be sportier.
There are some slight changes to both exterior and interior and the C43 models will look faster than before. The new design of the front grille reminds us of the AMG C63, whereas the new front bumper is also used and it makes the car look more aggressive. Unlike the previous exhaust pipes on the C43, the new ones will be really large.
On the other hand, the changes to the C300 model are less prominent, but Mercedes will from now on offer LED taillights and headlights as standard.
The list of options has grown since adaptive headlights are offered, but if you want to improve this car visually, Mercedes has an AMG Performance Studio package and an AMG Night Package.
As for the cabin, all variants will come with a 10.3-inch central infotainment screen as standard, whereas the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is now available. The steering wheel will sport touch-sensitive switches on the spokes, and the driver-assistance features are improved almost to the level of the S-Class. There is no need to change anything in the cabin of the C-Class, and it is beautiful as it is.
The colors are fitting, and there are plenty of details that make this cabin amazing. For instance, you can see classic wood as well as AMG’s carbon-fiber trim. The novelties are the wireless device charging and the feedback for the touch-sensitive COMAND controller, but the German manufacturer decided to keep the analog clock.
Engine and Specs
Both engines will be slightly more powerful than they are in the ongoing model. The 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 will now produce 255 horsepower at 5800 to 6100 rpm instead of 241 hp at 5500 rpm. The torque will remain the same at 273 lb-ft.
|2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C-300 sedan||Short Specs|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic|
|Gas Mileage||24/33 mpg City/Hwy|
The second engine is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that used to produce 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The amount of torque will not change, but horsepower will increase to 385.
The C-Class will use a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, and with this boost in horsepower, the top speed and acceleration have changed consequently. The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will sprint to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds for the C300 coupe version and 4.5 seconds for the C43 coupe.
As for the C300 cabriolet, it will track on 0.2 seconds, whereas the C43 cabriolet is 0.1 second slower than the coupe. All four versions will have the top speed of 130 mph. The C43 models will come with an AWD configuration as standard, whereas this will be optional for the C300.
The starting price of the new Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe will be $44,195, whereas the Mercedes-AMG C43 cabriolet will cost up to $61,795. All of these models are fantastic, and all you have to do is select the one you like best.
- Iridium Silver Metallic
- Dakota Brown Metallic
- Lunar Blue Metallic
- Brilliant Blue Metallic
- Diamond Silver Metallic
- Selenite Grey Metallic
- Polar White
- Obsidian Black Metallic
As we have already pointed out, the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will debut in New York at the end of the month. However, this car will go on sale in late 2018, and once it does, it will compete against the likes of the Audi, BMW, Cadillac, and Lexus.
Do you like the upgraded C-Class?