The styling revisions on the base Mercedes C-Class brought a more premium feel and made it look like a more expensive vehicle. According to Top Gear magazine, new C-Class is much sharper than the predecessor. Most 2012 models come with more powerful direct-injection gasoline engines, including the V6s, which are available for the first time with more fuel-efficient 7-speed automatic transmission. Models come equipped with Bluetooth audio streaming, new audio headunit along with a 5.8-inch color display, phonebook download, USB port, and album cover. COMAND with Navigation gets a 7-inch screen, display of personal photos, intermediate navigation destinations, SIRIUS weather, 3D city models, area avoidance and a larger 10GB Music Register. As for the interior, significant alterations, including the revised dash, reworked gauges, and improved interior materials, were made to change the impression of C-Class as the cheapest Mercedes-Benz.
After producing wagon, sedan and AMG models, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first details about its latest coupe before it debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new C-Class Coupe uses the same front fascia and fenders as the C-Class sedan and receives a standard panorama sunroof. The new C-Class Coupe comes with bold AMG styling, split-folding rear-seats, front seats with integrated headrests, steering wheel shift paddles, and driver memory. The addition of 2 door coupe to the model line indicates that Mercedes C-Class is now hitting on BMWs 3-series. Though it's not the first launch of Mercedes-Benz at manufacturing a C-Coupe, the new model is a different approach with numerous improvements added to the already good platform.