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Benz says the new sedan is the first of the C-Class lineup getting massaged. Down the road, we’re sure to see all the other variants such as the C350e plug-in hybrid, the various AMG versions, the coupe, the convertible and the C-based crossovers. Benz also says that, in addition to the new engine, the C gets some goodies from its larger, more expensive family members, the redesigned E-Class and S-Class.
The C300’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four is again mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, but horsepower is bumped to 255 hp. Torque remains 273 lb-ft.
2019 Mercedes C300 interior
Exterior styling changes include redesigned front and rear bumpers designed to make the car look more AMG-ish, plus standard LED headlamps and taillamps. The car gets Benz’s Intelligent Drive assistance features introduced on the E-Class (so the C can now drive semi-autonomously), plus a new steering wheel design with touch-control buttons. There’s also an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display, but not the side-by-side dual displays found in the E-Class and S-Class.
Other options include heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, panorama roof and head-up display.
Stay tuned: We’ll bring you live shots and more information from the car’s official reveal at the 2018 Geneva motor show.
– Wes Raynal joined Crain Communications’ circulation department while still in college. When he graduated in 1986, he became a reporter for Autoweek sister publication Automotive News. He has worked as Autoweek’s associate editor, news editor, motorsports editor and executive editor before being named editor in 2009.
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