2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spotted Sporting A Facelift And A Possible Hybrid Engine

Nov 04, 2016 10:36 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

A few months ago, the first spy photos of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was spied sporting a new set of headlights. A new bunch of spy photos surfaced today showing a camouflaged bumper that may probably be because of a facelift and a possible hybridization.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spy Photos

As one can see in the new batch of spy photos the C-Class has a camouflaged bumper. Something that is expected as the 2018 C-class is said to have a facelift to revitalize the fans and compete with its main rivals. It includes bumper and side defense and sports the usual Mercedes-Benz characteristic.

But what we should note here is that the testing car here is performing a mechanical test, according to Autoevolution.

What kind of mechanical test is still unknown but through the rim, one can get a glimpse of something strange. A cover that hides the brake. Perhaps the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will have a better performance brake. Specifically, it is a system with a hub KERS that integrates a small electric motor. That's right, Mercedes are testing a Class C equipped with a kinetic energy recovery.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hybrid

Currently, the C-Class Mercedes-Benz is available with two hybrid versions and it is possible that this new one will also be a hybrid not like the E-class that will show at the Detroit Auto Show, according to Autocar.

On one hand, we have the C-Class 300h which has a system consisting of a diesel engine supported by a small electric block and allows us to switch off the combustion engine when traveling at speeds below 160 km / h. As a whole, the hybrid system yields a power of 231 hp.

The other option is a plug-in hybrid marketed under the label Class C 350e equipped with a regenerative braking system, it is possible to recharge the system in circulation. It offers a range of 31 kilometers in 100% electric mode. In addition, the battery can also be recharged by connecting the C-Class 350e recharge anywhere.

Where does this spied 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class says? It is clear that in the future when the market reaches the new Mercedes C-Class, the brand will make changes to mechanical level. That is why the testing of this kind is crucial to improving the current technology.

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