Beginning on January 10, orders will be taken for the new Mercedes Benz C Class in Europe, where sedan and estate will hit showrooms in spring 2011.
The model has received an extensive facelift, with changes made to both front and rear end, and the addition of new assistance systems. There is now a high-resolution colour display screen in the instrument cluster, an elegant new dashboard with grained surface and prominent decorative trim emphasizing the premium character of the interior.
The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz’ best-selling model range. Well above one million units of the current C-Class have been sold since the model was introduced in 2007. The most important sales market for the C-Class sedan is the U.S. (25 percent of total sales), followed by Germany and China. Mercedes-Benz has sold around 8.5 million vehicles in the C-Class segment since the first vehicle was introduced back in 1982 (known as the 190 series at the time).