2018 Mercedes C-Class facelift to debut at Geneva Motor Show


Mercedes-Benz has given the fourth-generation C-Class a mid-life facelift. The car will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

In terms of aesthetic updates, the 2018 C-Class gets a redesigned front bumper with chrome trim, optional multi-beam LED headlights that have 84 individually controlled LEDs and C-shaped LED tail lights. The AMG Line gets a diamond radiator grille as standard. On the inside, Mercedes offers the option of magma grey / black interiors while the AMG Line gets saddle brown interiors. The centre console is trimmed in open-pore brown walnut or anthracite oak veneer. 

The C-Class is now offered with an optional full-digital instrument cluster. It also has touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel. The infotainment system can be operated via the touchpad controller or using voice commands.

The updated model gets the latest driver assistance systems as well. It can drive itself semi-autonomously in certain situations. It comes with active distance assist as part of the driver assistance package. This system uses maps and navigation data and can adjust the speed of the vehicle when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts. Besides, it has lane change assist, emergency stop assist and steering assist. The car also gets an optional ENERGIZING comfort control, which links functions like the climate control, heated and ventilated massage seats and ambient lighting to the choice of the occupants.

Mercedes-Benz will also showcase its first series-production model with battery-electric drive at Geneva. Additionally, the carmaker will also reveal its latest-generation plug-in hybrid models with diesel-hybrid powertrains.

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