Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spied With New Tech Updates

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Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class is still in its first year on the market but it looks like the svelte sedan (and wagon in other markets) is already coming in for some major updates. A prototype has just been spotted undergoing cold-weather testing near the Arctic Circle and it features a revamped cabin.

The latest C-Class prototype has the configurable digital instrument cluster found in the current S-Class range of models. This unit stretches across to the center stack where it integrates the infotainment screen. Yes, it looks like the somewhat awkward screen found in the current C-Class, which looks as though it’s been tacked onto the dash, is set to be replaced.

We expect the updated dash to be introduced in the C-Class sedan and wagon for the 2017 model year. Other updates are believed to include new electronic driver aids whose sensors are likely being tested in the wintry conditions.

The reason Mercedes is introducing the updates so early is because we’re likely to see them available straight away on the new C-Class Coupe and C-Class Cabriolet, which are expected to be introduced for the 2016 model year. We’ll see the new two-door variants later this year.

Other C-Class variants being introduced for the 2016 model year include the new C350 Plug-In Hybrid and C450 AMG 4Matic. Both models made their debut at the recent Detroit Auto Show.

Stay tuned for updates as development continues.


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