Mercedes-Benz has released details of its revised 2011 C-Klasse, with 2,000 components distinguishing it from the outgoing model.
There are nipâ€“tucks to the exterior with a more prominent grille and the hint of a V shape with the central air intake, but the best is saved for inside. One of our qualms about the current model was its plain interior; this has ﬁnally been addressed, and the new Cs have a new dashboard and better trim, making it feel more premium. Mercedes-Benz says that there is inspiration from the larger CLS-Klasse models.
The range is claimed to be more miserly on fuel, with a 31 per cent improvement on consumption. This has been achieved through weight reductionâ€”the bonnet is now in aluminium, for instanceâ€”and stopâ€“start as standard. All automatic versions will have Mercedes-Benz’s seven-speed gearbox.
More safety features have been built in, including the drowsiness detector that appears in the larger E-Klasse. Lane-keeping and parking assist are now included. The COMAND in-car computer has internet access for the ﬁrst time, accessed through the user’s cellphone.