Following an extensive mid-term makeover Mercedes-Benz is preparing the groundwork for the introduction of their latest C-Class saloon, estate, coupé and cabriolet models.
One of Mercedes-Benz’s great success stories, C-Class has recorded global sales of some 9.5 million units since it was originally launched, with close on half a million sold last year alone. Though it will be September, and possibly later, before Irish motorists get the chance to drive it, it is said that the upgrade made in terms of its design, specifications and technological advancement raises this latest C-Class range well beyond what customers might expect from a car in its segment.
Visually enhanced, with redesigned front and rear bumpers, new front and rear lights, chrome highlighting, new silver and emerald green metallic colour additions and diamond pattern grille on AMG versions, its other key features include completely new electronic architecture and a new generation of four-cylinder petrol engines. When it arrives here, it will be offered in three style and equipment lines – Avantgarde, Exclusive and AMG.
In its use of digital technology, the new C-Class range keeps pace with other Mercedes-Benz newcomers with safety-focused driver assistance and infotainment systems managed by touch-sensitive steering wheel controls.
Intelligent drive technology and safety items include semi-autonomous driving, improved camera operation, better road-ahead radar and surround-car viewing. Active distance control, lane change assist, emergency stop braking and steering assistance systems add to its line-up of active safety items. Optionally available are systems that improve night visibility.
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