Spied: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets a refresh


Facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets a new front fascia

With the current generation C-Class being three years old already, Mercedes-Benz has decided that a facelift is in order for their D-Segment staple. The first one spied was the updated C-Class Coupe, it wasn't long until the C-Class Sedan was also spotted.

Our spies have been able to take photos of the upcoming C-Class Sedan facelift possibly testing out the new features of the car in harsh conditions. Much like its Coupe counterpart, the C-Class Sedan also features a heavily covered front fascia, hinting to a prominent change of design and not just a subtle update. The design of the cover however is similar to that of the coupe, implying that the two variants will have a similarly styled bumper.

A notable difference from when we spied the Coupe prototype is the new headlights. Unlike the Coupe which had a design still similar to that of the current C-Class, the sedan uses an all new style of headlights featuring a single projector and differently styled daytime-running-lights. Nothing much has been changed towards the rear expect for newly designed LED taillights as well.

As for its engines, expect a range of turbocharged gas and diesel motors to power the lineup. Like its contemporaries, the C-Class is available with either four or six cylinders. While it is likely that the four-cylinder lineup will be carried over with more tweaks, Mercedes-Benz announced that they will be retiring their current V6 engines soon. Taking their place will be an all-new, inline-six mill, which was introduced in late 2016. If this new straight-six will be installed in the car, it will be the first C-Class with an inline-6 in nearly 20 years.

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