Just in time for Detroit autoshow, Here’s the 2011 Mercedes C Class Facelift. The changes to the new model – both sedan and T-modell – are subtle, but effective. Specially at the front with new headlights, grille and a revised bumper featuring horizontal LED daytime running lights, the new C-Class has a fresh face, far more interesting than the current BMW 3 Series.
The styling tweaks at the back are less noticeable, but it comes with a new bumper and LED taillights. The side mirrors are also new, reminiscent to that of Mercedes’ sporty models. Mercedes says the new shape body is more aerodynamic efficient than the old model.
2011 C-Class also gets a new cabin which is very similar to other Mercedes saloons, specially the new CLS. It’s a nice design overall, and we’re glad they’ve given it a proper in-dash screen rather than fold-away one the old C-Class has!
Underneath the skin the new C-Class features more than 2000 new parts. It also comes with a number of features never been used before in a C-Class, such as start-stop function, 7g-tronic transmission and 4Matic AWD system.
It gets a new C250 CDI diesel variant, and an upgraded V6 for the C350 CGI BlueEfficiency model offering 306 hp and 370 Nm while averaging 6.8 liter/100 m which is 30 percent better than before. If it’s economy you are after then you should pick the C 220 CDI Blue Efficiency which manages an incredible 4.4 liter/100 km!
2011 Mercedes C-Class also comes with some high-tech features not usually seen in this segment, including driving aid system – such as drowsiness sensor, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control Distronic Plus, and… – and multimedia and convenience equipments – like 3D sat nav, Bluetooth and Internet on the move.
You can place your orders for the new Mercedes C-Class sedan and station from January 2011, but deliveries start from March. Check out the picture of both models here: