If you just look at exterior pictures of the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300, you're going to struggle to determine what's actually new about this car There's new wheels, redesigned taillights, and vents at the front wheel arches, and otherwise, not much. But, the 2019 C-Class is a big step forward for Merc's bread-and-butter sedan, with tons of new tech.
Most notably, the C-Class now gets the same (optional) semi-autonomous driving tech that's available in the E-Class. This includes new cameras and radars for the adaptive cruise control and steering assist systems that help the C-Class get a better "view" of the road ahead. The adaptive cruise control system now uses map data to adjust speed to certain road conditions, and there's also an automatic lane change feature too.
Inside, the C-Class also gets an optional 12.3-inch screen to replace the traditional analog gauge cluster. That can be paired with a 10.25-inch central infotainment screen that's operated by a steering-wheel touchpad in addition to the center-console scroll wheel and touch pad you got before. It's running a new version of Mercedes's Comand infotainment system, which touts a more intuitive voice command system.
Mechanically, the C-Class is much the same as before, though the C300 gets an upgraded 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Horsepower rises from 241 to 255, while torque remains the same at 273 lb-ft. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing for the 2019 C300 and C300 4Matic will be shared at a later date, closer to when the car goes on sale towards the end of this year. Presumably, information on AMG models will come later too. We're still holding out hope for a new C63 Black Series.