Mercedes-Benz has revealed a facelifted version of the C-class ahead of its planned North American introduction next July.
Boasting a series of detailed changes aimed at holding over the current third-generation C-class until a replacement model arrives in 2013, the new sedan and wagon pairing has received more than 2,000 individual updates. Those include the adoption of a 3.5-liter V6 engine that brings a claimed 31 percent improvement in fuel economy to the C350, Mercedes claims. The car lands in North America next summer.
More than a million C-classes have been sold around the world since 2007. The new C-class is visually distinguished from its predecessor by a series of subtle styling changes, including reprofiled bumpers, a more integrated grille, curvy new headlamps, a reworked aluminum hood, revised tail lamps with LED graphics and a new selection of alloy wheels.