Mercedes-Benz is gearing up for an imminent unveiling of the new generation C-Class, but leaked images posted online give a good look at the final production styling and interior.

Pictures posted by cochespias on Instagram show the C-Class will adopt a new look that brings it into line with the newer A-Class, E-Class and CLA. A more angular front end and reshaped light clusters are the most obvious evolutions, but more significantly it seems the BMW 3 Series rival will offer interior technology from the S-Class luxury flagship.

The infotainment system looks to have been completely reinvented to accomodate the firm’s second-generation MBUX software, with the old car’s horizontal central display swapped out for a prominent vertical item between the front seats. The rotary controller and physical gearshifter are gone, too, with their functions likely shifted onto the touchscreen or steering wheel, and the gauge cluster does away with its conventional rounded dials for what appears to be a fully digital set-up.

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