Mercedes-Benz is on a rampage, three unveils in three days started with them leaking images of their own AMG GT-Four-door on Monday and ended with the much awaited 2018 C-Class. Both we’re interjected by the new 2018 G63 which now makes 585 hp, 14 more than the previous one. Getting back to the new Mercedes Benz C-Class, from get-go it is clear that the 2018 C-Class is not an entirely new car, it is a facelift. The front and rear bumper have been given the ol’ nip and tuck, while the rear has also been given some subtle touches like slightly revised exhaust trims.
However, Mercedes-Benz have focused the entire strength of the facelift on the interior. This especially considering the fact that the C-Class has traditionally always been the most comfort oriented of the compact executive cars. The facelift develops even more prominence if you dare to explore the optional extra customisations on offer, like wood trim options like brown walnut’ or ‘anthracite oak’. Another optional extra, is the Multicontour Seat Package. Which, like the S-Class, gets adjustable side bolsters and lumbar support along with a massage effect for your lower back.
The dual-tube display comes from the S-Class as well, with the option to upgrade to a fully digital instrument cluster with h three different display styles called Classic, Sport and Progressive.The interior will also ditch the archaic concept of climate control, for what the suits at Benz are calling e Energizing Comfort Control which Mercedes-Benz say will allow for customization of seat heating, cooling and massaging, the lighting and the musical moods to create an soothing environment.
The 2018 C-Class will also get interior ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours and a plethora of settings and combination for you to set the cabin lighting just the way you like it. You also get Qi-standard wireless charging pads, which are optional as well.
Now the C-Class has always been a benchmark for the compact luxury sedan, and fully specced it is likely to be super competitive. What we are unable to fathom is why there are so many features on options and so few as standard. Pricing for global markets is set to be announced at the end of March, while the car won’t arrive globally till August. We expect the new C-class to make it to India in the latter half of 2018..