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Mercedes Unveils 2019 C-Class Sedan with Extra Power, Features

Mercedes Unveils 2019 C-Class Sedan with Extra Power, Features

By Philly Murtha, February 13, 2018
Mercedes-Benz has divulged details on its updated 2019 C-Class compact premium sedan before a March debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The refresh performed on the 2019 C-Class sedan, which is the brand’s best-seller in the United States, revises the car’s exterior appearance, adds new color choices, infuses more power, and expands advanced driver-assistance systems. The new C-Class will begin reaching U.S. dealer showrooms later in 2018.

“Emotion with intelligence” is how Mercedes characterizes the updated C-Class, which was last redesigned in 2015. For power, the 2019 C-Class sedan comes equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 255 horsepower (up from 241 horsepower) with 274 lb.-ft. of torque when matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional.

A slightly refreshed exterior includes new front and rear bumpers with chrome trim and redone LED headlamps and tail lights. Intelligent lighting with ultra-wide high beams are available, as is an adapted AMG performance diamond grille. New exterior paint colors include Mojave Silver Metallic and Emerald Green Metallic, and the updated C-Class rides on standard 17-in., twin 5-spoke wheels.

Since its last redo, the C-Class adds features adapted from Mercedes’ flagship S-Class modern luxury interior. The center console has elegant flowing trim that comes in choices of wood veneer, creating a contemporary living room look. Upholstery choices add a new Magma Grey/Black in addition to current selections.

Technology has been upgraded in the 2019 C-Class and includes a redesigned keyless start/stop button and optional digital display in three different styles that appears in the S-Class. A 7-in. multimedia display and 5.5-in. center display are standard, with a larger infotainment screen available. Wireless smartphone charging and a premium sound system are optional.

Safety technology from the E-Class, including the latest driver-assistance systems, are featured in the new C-Class with an improved camera and radar systems that allow the driver to see up to 1,640 ft. ahead (nearly 16 car lengths) as well as extended distance in back and to the sides. Active lane change, emergency stop, and steering-assist systems are standard to help avoid collisions with moving and stopped vehicles and pedestrians.

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