The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has only recently hit the global market, but it appears the carmaker is already testing a major interior overhaul.
This camouflaged prototype, spied in Germany this week, reveals a revised dash that is dominated by a large digital display, replacing instruments and switches with on-screen functions.
Although not a ground-breaking concept for Mercedes - the new S-Class already features the same technology - the system’s debut in the C-Class could make it the most advanced offering in the midsized prestige segment.
As with the S-Class, the system would likely give C-Class owners a range of customisation options, switching between display types relevant to the driving mode and driver preference.
A production debut for the system could be some time away, however, with the new C-Class still only into its first year on the market.
An update to the range could come in late 2016, and reports suggest that, along with this new display system, the C-Class will pick up new anti-collision technology that will include radar, camera and ultrasonic technologies.
Likewise, the S-Class range’s ‘Stop and Go Autopilot’, which allows for autonomous driving in slow-moving traffic, could also appear with the updated C-Class range.
Watch for more on this ‘trickle-down technology’ update to surface in the coming year.