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The generation W204 was launched in March 2007 and found well over one million buyers worldwide. The mid-cycle facelift was presented at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2011. The Sedan and Estate hit the market in March 2011.
Although Mercedes-Benz presented it as a new generation, 2011 model year cars were actually facelifted. According to Mercedes, more than 2000 new components distinguish the facelifted C-Class from its predecessor.
New features include: