Detroit motor show launch in January for facelifted Mercedes C-class range
13 August 2010

Mercedes will reveal a facelifted C-class saloon at next year’s Detroit motor show.

There will be subtle visual upgrades, including new headlamps, a more contoured bonnet and reprofiled bumpers.

See the latest pictures of the Mercedes C-class facelift

The saloon will get reworked versions of today’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and an optional seven-speed automatic gearbox in place of the current five-speed unit.

The 3.5-litre V6 in the C350 CGI will make way for a newer unit of the same capacity from Mercedes’ MoVe generation of engines.

Read more on the new Mercedes C-class coupe, including the C63 AMG version

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9 August 2010

I think the C Class is the only decent looking Merc saloon at the moment, all the more recent ones have been hit with the ugly stick. I hope Mercedes dont alter the C Class to match the others. At least it doesnt get those over the top wheel arches from the E and S class.

9 August 2010

I'm surprised that it's getting a facelift heavy enough to warrant wearing a disguise. It's a good looking car still, and doesn't need anything doing to it really. Unless they are going to graft on the new face inspired by that F800 (Think that was the name) concept, but judging by the pics, doesn't look like they have.

9 August 2010

I think the C-Class is one of the best looking small saloon's currently available.It would be unlike Mercedes to make a lot of visual changes.leave well enough alone i think

9 August 2010

Why are they facelifting it already. Do they think they got it wrong first-time ? Most automobile facelifts actually work in reverse - few result in an improvement.

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