The German carmaker says that its C-Class' exterior and interior benefits from a stylish makeover.
Options include a fully digital instrument display and multimedia systems featuring customised information and music offerings.
The assistance systems likewise benefit from the new electronic architecture and are now on a par with those of the S‑Class.
The C-Class in its current generation was Mercedes-Benz's top-selling model in its fourth year on sale. The brand sold a combined total of over 415,000 Saloon and Estate models worldwide in 2017.
The vehicle's new appearance is defined in particular by its front end and the design of the headlamps and tail lights.
On the new version, the AMG Line (C43)will feature the diamond radiator grille as standard.
The front bumpers have been redesigned for all lines and feature either a silver trim strip (standard), a chrome-plated trim strip (in combination with Avantgarde exterior) or a three-part chrome trim strip (Exclusive exterior).
The design of the front and rear lamps is defined by clear-lined contours for the Multibeam LED headlamps with Ultra Range high beam that have been made available for this model for the first time.
The interior is deemed to be sporty by the company, boasting of its premium look and feel as well as flowing forms.
The centre console is characterised by an elegant flowing trim accented with open-pore brown walnut or open-pore anthracite oak.
The 3D real wood veneer in the centre console combines a hand-crafted character with a modern feel.
New interior colours include magma grey and black and saddle brown for the AMG Line interior.
Furthermore, the cabin adopts the control and display concept from the current S‑Class and comes with the option of a fully digital instrument display with three individually selectable display styles.
There's the touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel, including Distronic and cruise control.
The infotainment system can additionally be operated via the touchpad with controller (new with haptic feedback) in the centre console or by means of Linguatronic voice control.
For added safety, the car is able to be driven semi-autonomously in certain situations by utilising its map and navigation data for assistance functions.
For example, Active Distance Assist Distronic as part of the Driving Assistance package is able to support the driver in numerous situations on the basis of map information and predictively adjust the speed e.g. when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts.
Other new developments include intuitively understandable Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist as new functions of Active Steering Assist.
The optionally extra Multibeam LED headlamps new to the C‑Class incorporates 84 individually controllable LEDs each and allows for quick electronically controlled adjustment of the headlamps to suit the current traffic situation.
Another optional extra is the Energizing comfort control, which combines the efforts of the vehicle's various comfort systems, such as climate control (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage) as well as lighting and musical moods.