Mercedes-Benz is attempting to keep its compact sedan up to snuff with its larger siblings for 2019 with a freshened look and new tech. The revised 2019 C Class will be bowing next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Hard core Mercedes enthusiasts will be able to notice the mild changes to the exterior, which include new headlights and front and rear fascias. Collectively the changes are modest at best, but are an attempt to keep the C in line with the E and S Class, both of which have recently been redesigned with the latest Mercedes design language.
Part of the design changes are likely to accommodate some of the new tech added to the C Class. Mercedes has added Active Driving Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Steering Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Changing Assist to the C Class roster. These features are a next-step at making the C Class as semi-autonomous as the new E Class.
Inside Mercedes has installed a larger touchscreen display and corresponding gauge cluster screen to house its all-new MBUX infotainment system. A new steering wheel borrowed from the redesigned S Class rounds out the interior changes.
Rounding out the updates is a small boost in power for the C300. The turbocharged 2.0-liter is now packing 255 horsepower, while the torque figure remains unchanged at 273 pound-feet. This power continues to funnel through a nine-speed automatic transmission and optional 4Matic all-wheel drive.