Did you know that in the last 10 years, the C-Class was the highest-volume Mercedes-Benz model by sales numbers?
Since the introduction of the still- current generation in 2014, over 2.5 million Sedan and Wagon models have been sold globally.
China has been the largest sales market for the C-Class Sedan since 2016?
Now that we’re done with the trivia, let’s get into the new Mercedes Benz C-Class.
“The letters C and S sit at opposite ends of the alphabet. However, in our portfolio they”re now moving closer together. The C-Class is already our best-selling sedan. Still, I”m certain our new C-Class will excite even more customers with a wide range of high-tech features derived from our flagship S-Class. With the latest generation MBUX and comprehensive electrification, our most successful model range will once again raise the bar as the most sophisticated offering in its segment.”
Mercedes has finally unveiled the updated 2022 C-Class sedan featuring a sportier design, a more efficient engine, a more spacious interior, and an array of new technologies.
Undoubtedly, the C-Class is one of the most successful vehicles in the luxury automaker’s lineup as mentioned earlier, and the executed changes will surely make it more appealing for the buyers.
Available in C300 rear-wheel and C300 all-wheel-drive layout, the luxury sedan will arrive at dealerships in Singapore in early 2022. Prices are yet to be unveiled, but we expect them to be around the same price as the current C-Class (about S$207,000 with COE).
While giving it a fresh and sportier look than before, the automaker has lengthened its wheelbase by 1.0-inch. It is now 2.5-inches longer and 0.5-inch wider. However, the height is now 0.4-inch shorter than the outgoing model to give it a more athletic appearance.
While the lengthier wheelbase offers more legroom (0.8-inch), the cargo room remains the same (17.9 cu ft for the U.S. model and 455 liters for the European C-Class.). The headroom increases by 0.5-inch.
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class features a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four pumping out a healthy 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque.
This keeps it competitive against its two German rivals – the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series. The C-Class sedan can complete the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint in 5.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).
However, the feature that makes the new C-Class unique is its 48-volt electric starter/generator EQ Boost system. This Mercedes system can generate equal to 20 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.
Moreover, the 2.0L engine now offers 10% to 15% better efficiency than the earlier mill. The electrified engine mates to a nine-speed automatic transmission and sends power to rear wheels or all wheels, depending on the drivetrain.
The European C200 / C200 4Matic gasoline models come equipped with a smaller 1.5-liter generating 201 hp (150 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm). The European markets will also get some mild hybrid diesel as well as a plug-in hybrid model.
We expect the C200 to be available in Singapore.
In addition to turbocharging, the gasoline engine now has an integrated starter-generator (ISG) for intelligent assistance at low engine speeds as a mild hybrid, ensuring outstanding power delivery. The ISG uses a 48-volt onboard electrical system that allows functions such as gliding, boosting or energy recovery, and makes significant fuel savings possible. The engines also start very rapidly and comfortably as a result, so that the start/stop function is almost as imperceptible to the driver as the transition from gliding with the engine switched off to strong acceleration under engine power. When idling, the intelligent interaction between the ISG and the combustion engine ensures outstandingly smooth running.Mercedes Benz
S-Class? Tesla?The first thing you might notice is the giant infotainment screen in the centre dash. Driver-focus adds to the sportiness: the dashboard and central display are slightly tilted towards the driver by six degrees.
Mercedes says second-row headroom has increased by 0.5 inches, rear knee room is up almost 1.5 inches and there’s more shoulder room thanks to 1.9-inch wider rear track. Luggage capacity remains unchanged at 507 litres.
The new, more spacious interior looks substantially richer and more sophisticated and there’s a lot of fresh cabin tech available, including some features ported over directly from the new S-Class.
Other standard facilities encompass wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.The 2nd generation MBUX infotainment allows for over-the-air updates for downloadable features and bug fixes, as well. Other notable features include Mercedes Voice Command “Hey Mercedes” and Online Music Streaming,
Those looking to add more luxurious features can pay more for a head-up display, more driver-assistance techs, 19-inch wheels, Nappa leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging and AMG body design and interior embellishments.