With the midsize Mercedes Benz E Class coming off of a complete restyling, it was only a matter of time before the German automaker breathes some new life to the smaller sedan in their luxury lineup. The compact C Class will go under the knife and come back with a facelift for the 2011 model year. We can expect to see the new baby Benz as early as the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, being that the U.S. is such a large market for the compact luxury sedan, and due to the recent credit crunch consumers who don’t want to give up a first class ride have found scaling down as an excellent alternative.
These are the first images of the car that we have come across and they were mistakenly placed online in a new car configurator by Mercedes UK. The refreshed C Class will have new front fascia highlighted by a pair of horizontal strips of LED driving lights that brighten up the C’s smile. There will also be a few new wheel options for new car customers to outfit their rides with a bit more personal sense of style, however you can expect for the power train lineup to stay the same as it is at the moment.
Stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details!