The accepted Mercedes-Benz C-Class alone underwent its mid-cycle amend for 2019 but prototypes for the next-generation archetypal accept been testing for a while.
Our latest spy shots and video appearance some of the added avant-garde prototypes for the new C-Class which we apprehend on the bazaar in 2021 as a 2022 model. Prototypes for the C-Class wagon destined for across markets are additionally testing.
The testers are heavily buried but the admeasurement and accommodation arise agnate to those of the accepted C-Class. The avant-garde looks to sit lower however, which lends the redesigned archetypal a sportier stance, and there are bright influences from the redesigned 2021 S-Class, decidedly for the headlights.
The autogenous architecture will be a lot added radical, with a ample infotainment awning agnate to the one in the S-Class positioned in the centermost assemblage and addition awning confined as the apparatus cluster. You’ll apprehension that the adapted 2019 C-Class absent out on Mercedes’ latest infotainment arrangement accepted as MBUX, but the latest adaptation of the arrangement will arise on the new C-Class. It operates abundant like a smartphone’s operating arrangement and additionally uses accustomed accent to ascendancy abounding agent functions.
Underpinning the new C-Class is an adapted adaptation of the accepted generation’s MRA rear-wheel-drive platform. The belvedere absolutely fabricated its admission in the accepted C-Class and is appropriately almost young.
The adapted adaptation will accompany cogent weight accumulation primarily through added use of aluminum over steel. This has been fabricated accessible due to avant-garde abutting technologies including aluminum to animate welding.
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
In the powertrain department, attending for the abject archetypal to stick with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, this time aggrandized with a mild-hybrid system. Above this is acceptable to be a constituent amalgam arrangement and again a C53 from AMG with a mild-hybrid powertrain. At the top of the ambit will be AMG’s C63 which we apprehend will accept the amalgam analysis as well, and possibly a 4-cylinder agent in lieu of the accepted C63’s V-8.
An electric auto almost the admeasurement of the C-Class but with autogenous amplitude on par with the E-Class is additionally coming. This will be a standalone archetypal sitting in Daimler’s EQ sub-brand for electric cars and targeting the Tesla Archetypal 3 and accessible BMW i4.
One final change with the new C-Class account advertence is production. Mercedes currently builds the C-Class for North America at its bulb in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This won’t be the case for the abutting C-Class, admitting from which bulb it will be sourced for bounded auction hasn’t been announced.