Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Mercedes-AMG G 63 AMG Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG G 63 AMG Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

The centre console touch controller has been upgraded with haptic click feedback, but users can also control vehicle systems with Merc's recently upgraded Linguatronic voice control.

The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 maintains the boxy, truckish looks of the G-Class on which it is based. Inside the cabin, the dashboard appears new with a wide touchscreen display that works as he instrument cluster and infotainment system as well.

The new C-Class is getting some of the tech upgrades that have been trickling down the Mercedes portfolio.

Standard Australian-spec C-Class models get a chrome-plated strip on the bumper, and "Exclusive" exterior-equipped variants sport a three-part chrome piece, while the AMG Line boast a diamond radiator grille.

The C-Class 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. The DISTRONIC and cruise control can be managed via its touchpad in the center console. The C-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. An improved camera system allows the vehicle to "see" up to 500m ahead, while updated radars scan 250m to the front, 40m to the side and 80m to the rear. Here it's also possible to view navigation maps and dedicated Eco displays to help drivers save a bit of fuel.

Semi-autonomous driver assists borrowed from the E- and S-Class mean the vehicle can use navigation information to adjust the car's speed on the way up to corners, intersections or roundabouts, while lane-change assist will also be part of the Driver Assistance package. However, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift also features Active Emergency Stop Assist functions and Active Change Lane Assist in Active Steering Assist system.

The redesigned C-Class comes with extended Active Brake Assist as standard. This function operates even with crossing pedestrians and cyclists or prevents collisions altogether. Unfortunately, the new MBUX infotainment system won't be making an appearance in the C-Class. According to the automaker, each of the headlights features distinctive controllable LEDs of 84 units. Also for the first time, we get a glimpse of the upper-side of the fastback styled roof. This is a system which uses the air-conditioning, including scents, seat heating, ventilation and massage functions to improve driver wellbeing.

The C-Class Sedan is produced at four plants on four continents, including the lead plant in Bremen (Germany), East London (South Africa), Tuscaloosa (USA) and Beijing (China).

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will go on sale later this year.

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