Mercedes draws the curtains on its current C-Class models with a more sportingly styled Nightfall Edition
Mercedes-Benz has announced a new special edition styling, available from May 2018, to expand its current C-Class range. The Nightfall Edition introduces some premium enhancements as standard which will include powder-coated matt black wheels, matching black wing mirrors and side graphics as well as a carbon rear spoiler on the Coupé and Cabriolet.
All body styles for Merc’s C-Class will be available in the new edition and come with a choice of three power plants, the petrol-fuelled C200 and the diesel C220d or C250d units. Colour choices, or more accurately shades of grey, include Iridium Silver, Selenite Grey and Obsidian Black, all in a metallic finish.
Mercedes C-Class Nightfall Edition
The Nightfall editions will be based on the existing AMG Line which has the more aggressive AMG exterior body styling, 18-inch five-spoke black powder-coated alloys (with an option for 19-inch multispoke), sports suspension and interior black ash wood trim. In addition, the Coupé and Cabriolet get the distinctive diamond grill with chrome points.
Buyers of the drop-top will benefit from some Premium line equipment as standard; keyless entry, electric memory seats and three-colour ambient lighting with a dial-up choice of ice blue, solar amber or neutral white. To get these features on the Coupé, Saloon or Estate you will have to find an extra £1,695 but this does include the addition of a panoramic sunroof.
Premium Plus Equipment Package
Premium Plus equipment packages are available as options on all models (costing £1,300 for the Cabriolet and £2,995 for the other body styles) adding the COMAND Online infotainment console which has the larger nine-inch touch screen, better graphics, 3D maps, a 10GB hard drive for your music library and voice recognition. This upgraded package also features a surround sound system from Burmester who have been developing in-car audio with Mercedes for nearly a decade and previously provided the sound for the Porsche Panamera and Bugatti Veyron.
The name Nightfall, whilst maybe sounding a bit like an alternatively titled James Bond film, is reflected in the darkened styling of the rims and door mirrors and to an extent in the frankly uninspiring exterior colours. Nightfall also signifies the end of a day and this perhaps is more appropriate given that a new model year beckons.
A design refresh for this fourth generation C-Class range was premiered at the Geneva and New York motor shows earlier in the year but UK customers won’t see the new style models delivered until July. Mercedes have launched the Nightfall Edition cars to plug the gap and stay active in this hotly contested compact executive car category with the last of the old models.
Mercedes C-Class Nightfall Edition Price
With prices starting at £32,565 for the C200 Saloon, these run out editions are a great way to get a high specification car for average money. In this case, it’s just a mid-life facelift and engine upgrade that’s coming rather than a completely new car so Nightfall buyers will still feel up to date.