Yup, it was facelifted in 2011, but nothing better than adding more for the 2013 model year. Mercedes-Benz has given its W204 C-Class a set of upgrades to keep things bubbling for the premium executive sedan.

The C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY gets a new engine, a 1.6 litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine as well as electric power steering to further bolster economy. The new engine is the M 270 DE 16 AL, as seen on the new W176 A-Class, and output numbers for it are 154 hp at 5,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,250 to 4,000 rpm.

There are also new interior and exterior features, including revised colour options, repositioned cruise control and indicator stalks and easier-to-read silver graphics for the telematics screen. The telematics system, in conjunction with COMAND, now includes eCall to report the car’s position to a call centre via GPS in the event of an emergency.

New trim structures abound for the saloon and estate models, and these are called Executive SE, AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus, and the Coupé is now available in AMG Sport or AMG Sport Plus form.

The Executive SE is the new entry point to the C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY, C 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY saloon and estate variants, and revisions includes a sports grille, new 16-inch alloy wheels, Artico upholstery and LED daytime running lights.

A new optional Luxury Package is available for the Executive SE models to replace the former Elegance trim option, and the packages incudes a three louver grille with bonnet-mounted star, 17-inch alloy wheels with a seven twin-spoke design, automatically dimming rear view mirror and folding exterior door mirrors.

Meanwhile, the new AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus variants have their own bag of stuff. For the AMG Sport, items include 17-inch AMG wheels. As for the AMG Sport Plus, there are 18-inch bi-colour AMG alloys, bi-Xenon front lights with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive High Beam Assist, AMG sports seats, black Artico/Dinamica upholstery with contrast red stitching, red seat belts, AMG floor mats with red edging and silver gearshift paddles on the list.

The C 63 AMG performance models continue as is, and remain unaffected by the 2013 model year revisions.