Mercedes-Benz revealed today its latest 2022 C-Class model aimed to reach the 1982 C-Class’ huge success. When you add nameplates for a car model naming, despite having now the “A”, “B”, “E”, or “S” Class, the “C-Class” is a pillar brand strategy inherited from Mercedes. And this is a high standard to achieve.
The 2022 C-Class Sedan tries to rebrand the “C” conception to a higher level. The main change is the introduction of a new C-Class with an electrified four-cylinder drivetrains engine. Also, it has an Integrated Starter-generator improvement which allows a boost up to 20hp and 200 Nm for short periods.
It will have both C300 and C300 4-Matic mild-hybrid systems. The C300 features an all-wheel-drive meant to send more torque to the front wheels, a new twin-scroll turbocharger arrangement, and the property to glide with the engine completely off and harvest energy from deceleration to overboost in conjunction with the ISG. Despite the variant you choose to buy, each one will feature a single transmission option – the ‘9G-Tronic 9-speed for a lighter weight, space-saving, and benefiting packaging simultaneously increasing its efficiency.
The exterior seems like any previous C-Class models. Meanwhile, the interior is mostly inspired by the S-Class models with a centerpiece and an 11.9-inch portrait orientation screen. Also, the dashboard has been angled towards the driver by six degrees. With the latest MBUX system version and the Hey Mercedes voice assistant, the driving experience promises to be a phone-like one.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected on the European market in early 2022 and the price starts at $42,000 for the USA only.