The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan is poised to set new benchmarks in the segment when it arrives in U.S. dealerships in spring 2022. Starting from $43,550, the C-Class Sedan offers a wide range of high-tech features and luxurious refinements derived from the flagship S-Class. The progressive new interior is also perfectly complimented by the sporty exterior design and powerful and efficient electrified 4-cylinder engine.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan will be offered in three highly-equipped and strategically curated trims for the U.S. market: Premium, Exclusive and Pinnacle. In addition to the generous standard features, each trim level builds upon the previous, creating three compelling offerings with additional optional features, including five new paints and all new upholstery options. This will allow customers the opportunity to seamlessly customize the C-Class Sedan to a wide variety of preferences and individual requirements.
Longer and wider than its predecessor, the new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class also showcases an all-new, cab-backward exterior design. The sporty look is accentuated by the new A-shaped grille with an open star pattern and power domes on the hood that lend the vehicle an aggressive profile and striking new look. The new headlights, two-piece horizontal taillight design and sleek side profile with a higher shoulder line underscore the character of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as a modern sport sedan. With five new paints, all new upholstery options and a portfolio of new Mercedes-Benz and AMG wheel options, the C-Class can be customized to suit individual tastes across the board.
The progressive interior of the C-Class demonstrates a clear focus on technology with a freestanding 12.3″ digital instrument panel and new large, portrait orientation 11.9″ central touchscreen multimedia display. As an exclusive new C-Class feature, the 11.9″ central display is also slightly tilted towards the driver by six degrees for the first time, further underscoring the driver-centered design and performance of the C-Class Sedan. Additional developments includes the latest generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), bringing the C-Class technology on par with the flagship S-Class, providing a sophisticated, learning-capable infotainment system with advanced Voice Control, and individual profiles that can be activated by biometric authentication via the fingerprint sensor.
Enhancements go well beyond the interior as the all-new C-Class debuts a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an integrated starter generator and 48-volt mild hybrid technology – the first four-cylinder gasoline engine in the Mercedes-Benz lineup offering this sophisticated technology. The systematically electrified 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the C 300 and C 300 4MATIC Sedan boasts effortless and efficient power and improved comfort and performance. With an output of 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, the C 300 models benefit from an increase of 22 lb-ft of torque compared to the predecessor. The 48V mild hybrid system provides a further 148 lb-ft of torque as well as up to an additional 20 hp for short periods for smooth acceleration and power delivery.
The entire suite of available active and passive driver assistance systems have been enhanced on the new C-Class with additional and advanced functions that reduce driver workload in day-to-day situations for more comfortable and safe driving. With Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist and Active Lane Change Assist, the vehicle can semi-autonomously maintain its speed and the distance to the traffic in front as well as stay in its lane on multi-lane roads, and reduce the vehicle speed according to the traffic situation. The extensive driver assistance systems, as well as the sophisticated crash sensor systems, ensure the C-Class upholds the highest levels of safety and sophistication. Newly available Active Stop-and-Go Assist can also provide semi-autonomous support in traffic jams at speeds up to 37 mph.
The available AMG Line with Night Package represents the sportiest expression of the C-Class Sedan. In addition to AMG body styling, black accents and AMG wheels, the striking diamond grille with the star design in chrome is a distinguishing feature of AMG Line, along with the front fascia with its prominent A-wing that looks even more aggressive. The sporty interior is complete with a flat-bottom AMG Steering Wheel, AMG floormats and MB-Tex Dashboard.