The all-new Mercedes C-class facelift to be revealed in March 2018

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Revised C-class sedan will sport exterior and interior changes, new in-car tech and a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. Mercedes will bring a heavily updated C-class to the Geneva motor show in March 2018 in a bid to better take on the BMW 3-series. The brand’s best-selling and top created model will come with a raft of changes on the outside and inside, and a new 2.0-litre diesel engine for international markets. The brand’s best-selling and highest produced model will come with a raft of changes on the outside and inside, and a new 2.0-litre diesel engine for international markets.

The rest of the engine range is expected to remain unchanged with the entry-level C 200 getting the 184hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol mill, while higher-spec petrol trims will come with the 245hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor. In international markets, the hybrid C 300h and plug-in hybrid C 350e models will also continue to be available. However, it remains to be seen which of these engines will make it to the India-spec model.

The 2.1-litre engine presently used on the C 220d and C 250d will be replaced by the new four-cylinder motor, which is more powerful and more fuel efficient. The rest of the engine range is probable to remain untouched with the entry-level C 200 getting the 184hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol mill, while higher-spec petrol trims will come with the 245hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor. In international markets, the hybrid C 300h and plug-in hybrid C 350e models will also continue to be available. However, it leftovers to be seen which of these engines will make it to the India-spec model. On the outside, the new C-class will sport new LED headlights similar to those seen on the E-class, a revised bumper with new air intakes and a more sloping grille design. The side skirts and back bumper get chrome touches as well.

Like the recently revealed face lifted S-class, the C-class will also feature an updated infotainment system. The slighter sedan is likely to use the S-class’ new touchpad and steering with various controls for the in-car entertainment. The cabin is also probable to feature a reshaped instrument panel and slight changes to the dashboard design. The range-topping AMG-spec variants, the C 43 and C 63, will also be refreshed and will attain after the standard models have been shown. However, the 3.0-litre V6 for the C 43 and 4.0-litre V8 on the C 63 will remain the same. The C-class facelift is also likely to arrive in India sometime in 2018 were it will rival the likes of the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Volvo’s S60.