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2010-12-24 08:38

FRESHER C: Mercedes-Benz's popular C-Class gets a new look and more efficient engines in 2011.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed images and details of its revised C-Class range ahead of its 2011 release.

The latest version benefits from a string of changes to keep the C-Class looking fresh until its successor arrives in 2013.

Mercedes-Benz says around 2000 new components distinguish this latest model from its predecessor.

Visually, the new C-Class receives has a few subtle styling changes - redesigned bumpers, a new grille and curvy headlights show off the V-shape of the front and thee are revised LED-infused tail lights, a new, light aluminium bonnet and an expanded range of alloy rims.

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The cabin has been given a new and more angular instrument panel, a new steering wheel, the latest-generation infotainment system with high resolution colour display and updated trim and switches. The Comand multimedia system, for the first time, also provides Internet access by piggybacking off the user's data-enabled cellphone.

REVISED C-CLASS: Around 2000 new components are featured on the revised C-Class range.

New, more efficient engines have been specified, too; Mercedes-Benz claims an overall improvement in fuel consumption of as much as 31 percent. All C-Class models will be classed as BlueEfficiency and have an Eco start/stop function as well as Merc’s 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmission.

The introduction of a new V6 petrol engine with 228kW (up by 10kW) and 370Nm (up by 5Nm) on tap is one of the highlights of the new range

As for its safety equipment, many driving aids seen on bigger brother the E-Class have filtered down to the C, including attention assist, which detects when the driver starts nodding off, Distronic-Plus cruise control and the Pre-Safe brake-priming.
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