Why the mid-size Mercedes-Benz misses MBUX

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its facelifted C63 S ahead of the New York motor demonstrate this 7 days which, together with the rest of the C-Class line-up, incorporates a new-glance grille, revised drivetrains, new electrical architecture and 25,000 new parts.

Despite some significant updates, there’s no cutting-edge MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Knowledge – infotainment procedure, regardless of it debuting in the new A-Class.

Initial shown at an party in Amsterdam this February, the new A-Class is the initially Mercedes-Benz to get the shiny new multimedia method, which counts synthetic intelligence and a massive widescreen layout among its crucial offering points.

This, in accordance to Christian Fruh, application supervisor for the C-Course, is for excellent rationale. Fruh states the car’s electrical architecture is based on that of the E-Course and S-Class, not that of the new compact hatchback.

“When we do the next-technology C-Course, we will see the subsequent-era of our MBUX,” Fruh told CarAdvice. 

“But for now, the program in the facelifted C-Class has all the exact capabilities, but it’s just that the interface is unique.”

In other text? You just can’t say ‘Hey Mercedes’ to activate the procedure, but you can say “switch on passenger seat heating” just after pressing the speech button on the steering wheel.

“On this newest C-Course we are employing Comand NTG 5.5, while A-Class uses the more recent NTG 6., but the future-gen technique is NTG 7., and we’re building the interface for that now, which in truth is an increased variation of NTG 6. that is in the A-Class,” he continued.

“Our determination to perform this sort of a important midlife update was that we desired to include the driver guidance capabilities of S and E-Course, which needs a significant transform in the car’s electronic architecture, which we have finished.

“The other significant issue is the point that we are also introducing new engines for C-Class. For instance, our new diesel engines reduce gas intake by up to 13 for every cent, as well as unsafe NOx particles by up to 80 for every cent”.

In full, these characterize a major refresh for all C-Class variants. A different Daimler supply also talked about the possibility of new bodystyles like an All-Terrain edition, which is at the moment only out there with E-Class, but remaining thought of as an addition to the C-Course spouse and children.

Irrespective of the ever-escalating acceptance of SUVs in the world-wide luxurious market, C-Course proceeds to be a large seller for Mercedes-Benz. In Australia, it outsells the GLC, averaging all-around 650 units to the 500 managed by the GLC.

Interestingly, there is not a good deal of cross browsing involving the a variety of C-Course variants, according to David McCarthy, communications head for Mercedes-Benz Australia.

“Someone wanting at a C-Course Sedan or Estate is not typically wanting at an SUV. And which is generally a quite definite determination by the buyer. In truth, C-Course sales are pretty consistent in general, and though GLC profits are evidently developing, they haven’t seriously afflicted every other’s product sales numbers.”

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