Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first official pictures of the next generation C-Class compact executive car.
The new C-Class has a more striking, dynamic design than its predecessor (a model that has sold over 1 million units since 2007), which is evident from a bolder front bumper, a more prominent grille, and pronounced side sections that extend from the sporty V-shape at the centre of the bumper.
Along with its more dynamic appearance, it has a high-resolution color display screen in the instrument cluster, an elegant new dashboard with grained surface and prominent decorative trim emphasizing the premium character of the interior.
Fuel consumption has been improved by up to 31%. Efficiency-enhancing measures including new engines, the improved 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission and the ECO start/stop function is also featured.
Ten new driving assistance systems ranging from the standard ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system to the optional DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control system are also now available for this model series for the first time. The new C-Class will be launched in spring 2011.