While the design looks very similar, every panel has been altered, new “power domes” adorn the hood, the wheel arches are longer, and the front track is wider. Compared to the outgoing model, the new C-Class saloon is also 2.5 inches longer with a 1.18-inch longer wheelbase. As a result, the cabin is more spacious, with 0.9 inches more rear legroom and 0.5 inches more headroom.
Inside, the cabin is heavily inspired by the new S-Class, with a digital instrument display dominating the dashboard, a large central touchscreen, and four central air vents that glow in shades of blue and red. A new augmented reality display will also carry over from the S-Class, controlled by the latest MBUX system. Like the S-Class, the cabin will be devoid of physical switches and dials – only the hazard lights are activated with a physical button.