Image gallery: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C200 petrol facelift breaks cover
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class at an event in Europe. The new sedan gets a number of changes to bring it up to speed with the latest technology being offered in the segment. The most prominent of these is the new 48-volt onboard electrical system termed EQ Boost. When the Indian launch happens in October, a mainstay of the line-up will be the C200 petrol. Other variants to be made available will be the C300d diesel and the C 43 AMG sedan. The C 43 coupe could follow at a later date.
In the C200 petrol, now powered by a new 1.5-litre motor good for 184PS and 280Nm, the EQ Boost system provides an additional 14PS and 160Nm while accelerating. This helps to tide over the flat spots in the powerband before the turbo kicks in. Other advantages include the gliding mode with the engine switched off, and recuperative braking when the vehicle is coasting. Improvements have also been made in shift times for the 9-speed auto and to the engine cooling system.
Exterior changes include sportier design elements in front and the rear end of the car, redesigned LED headlamps, new light-alloy wheels and new colour options.
The interior gets a larger 10.25-inch display for the infotainment, a new stereo system which sits between the old standard unit and the top-spec Burmester audio. A new multifunction steering wheel with touch control buttons, open-pore trim elements and new colours for the mood lighting round off the changes inside.
The new C200 also comes with the latest iteration of Mercedes' driver assistance systems like adaptive cruise control, steering assist, lane change assist, emergency stop assist and brake assist. These could make their way to India, given that Mercedes has started offering such tech in its flagship S-Class.
Check out our image gallery below for a closer look at the new C-Class.
Redesigned LED headlamps and new colour options are some of the exterior changes
A facelift brings a new alloy wheel design
The interior gets an updated infotainment, new materials and a new steering wheel
It is not known if the all digital instrument cluster will make it to the India-spec cars
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