Photo of 2019 C-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Photo of 2019 C-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will receive a midcycle update for 2019 that tweaks the exterior styling and brings more power and standard features, the company announced.

The base C300 adds a dab of power with a 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine that makes 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine adds 9 hp and delivers power through a nine-speed automatic to a rear-wheel drivetrain. All-wheel drive is optional.

Driver-assist features rolled out with the new E-Class arrive, including adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.

The vehicle will include the Comand infotainment system instead of the company's new MBUX system that will debut in the A-Class and arrive with the third-generation Sprinter.

The 2019 C-Class will go on sale later this year. Pricing will be announced closer to that time.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet