Official: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets a facelift; four-cylinder option

Kharl Prado December 22, 2010

This is it, guys. Set your eyes keenly on this. It’s no other than Mercedes-Benz’s 2012 C-Class, which had gotten quite a modest facelift from its predecessor. Those looking for a lot of change will find it under the hood, where there will be a four banger engine for the C250 option that will be offered in the US. Oh, and the V6 will get a tweak as well in case you’re wondering.

Part of the slight changes to the design is an aluminum hood and the slightly reworked headlights with LED running lamps down south. While critics and fans alike will say that it’s really not much different to the 2011 model, you have to admit that the current model boasts a design that’s destined to be timeless. A lot of fans would even argue that they don’t really want much change to the current design, saying that it’s good as it is, which is very apparent to its mildly modified rear end.

You may have been hearing a lot of news about four cylinders taking the place of current V-sixes, including even entry level premium vehicles. Still, there is a lot to expect with recent breakthroughs premium vehicle manufacturers have made with engine technology, namely being able to create as much, if not more, power to their old six cylinder engines while improving overall fuel economy. So yes, there is a lot to expect from the four-cylinder variant of the 2012 C-Class. You’ll just have to wait and see at the Detroit Motor Show. Dealerships are rumored to start selling next summer, so watch out.

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Comments (1)

  1. The interior is a much better improvement than the current version. There is a little hint of BMW (at the central vents) but done much classier and more composed. Not feeling 100% on the headlights, I guess the current one has been perfected and would require some time to get used to. I wish they kept the subtle groves on their rear lights – seems like Merc is slowly taking out that design detail on all of their tail lights 🙁

    Gotta see this 2012 in person!

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