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All You Need to Know About the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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After a series of teasers and countless spyshots and what not, the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has finally been unveiled, and here are all the key details about Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling model in the past decade.

There are five petrol variants for now – the C180, C200, C200 4MATIC powered by a 1.5-litre turbo engine, as well as the C300 and C300 4MATIC which get a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. All variants are mated to the 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic gearbox, and come with a mild-hybrid system as standard.

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Output levels range between 170 hp and 250 Nm (C180) all the way to 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque, minus the 200 Nm provided by the mild-hybrid system’s electric motor.

Design

On the exterior, the all-new C-Class looks sleeker than the outgoing model, featuring a short front overhang, as well as a long wheelbase and rear overhang. The windscreen and passenger cell have been moved further to the rear.

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The car has grown by 65mm in length, 10mm in width, and 25 mm in terms of wheelbase, and has been lowered by 9 mm versus the outgoing model.

All models now feature a central star, with the design and character of the radiator grille differing in the details. In the Avantgarde line, there are additional decorative elements in the louvres, while the radiator grille and front apron feature chrome surrounds. The distinguishing feature of the AMG Line is the diamond grille with the star design in chrome.

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The rear-end design is very similar to the new S-Class’ butt. The lamps for the first time have a two-piece design in the
C-Class, with the light functions divided between the side wall and boot lid lamps.

Last but not least, three new paint finishes – spectral blue, high-tech silver and opalite white – have been added to the colour range.

Interior

The interior on the other hand, adopts many highlights from the new S-Class, adding a sporty touch. For instance, the dashboard is divided into an upper and a lower section into a wing-like section with new, flattened round vents reminiscent of aircraft engine nacelles. The dashboard and central display are also slightly tilted towards the driver by six degrees.

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Like the dashboard, the screen is also slightly tilted towards the driver. The central display has a screen diagonal of 9.5 inches as standard. A larger version measuring 11.9 inches is optionally available. Another highlight is the floating control cluster, into which the door opener and seat adjustment controls are integrated.

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The head restraints are also a completely new design, and are attached to the backrest with a sealed piece of trim under which the adjustment mechanism is located.

The driver display and media display offer a holistic, aesthetic experience. The look of the screens can be individualised with three display styles (Discreet, Sporty, Classic) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service). Like the new S-Class, the new C-Class is equipped with the second generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).

Infotainment

With the MBUX Smart Home function, the C-Class now becomes a mobile control centre for the home of many people. Because Smart Home refers to WLAN, sensors and actuators make the home increasingly intelligent and communicative: temperature and lights, shutters and electrical appliances can be remotely monitored and controlled. Motion detectors and window contacts inform the user of welcome or unwelcome visitors.

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With the “Online Music” service, Mercedes-Benz has now fully integrated the major music streaming services into the MBUX infotainment system. MBUX enables seamless access to the personal user profile at the linked music provider.

Under the hood, the engine range has only four-cylinder units from the current modular FAME (Family of Modular Engines) Mercedes-Benz engine family.

Mild Hybrid as standard

In addition to turbocharging, both the diesel and the petrol engines now have an integrated starter-generator (ISG) for intelligent assistance at low engine speeds as a mild hybrid of the second generation. The ISG uses a 48 volt on-board electrical system that ensures functions such as gliding, boosting or energy recovery, and makes significant fuel savings possible.

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The four-cylinder M 254 petrol engine with a second-generation starter-generator with an additional output of up to 15 kW and 200 Nm more torque is also celebrating its première in the C-Class. Thanks to the ISG, the new C-Class can drive up to 100 km in pure electric mode.

A completely new feature is the segment charger with flow connection, an advancement of the twin-scroll technology for even more instantaneous response of the forced induction system.

The completely newly developed segment turbocharger is a result of cooperation between Mercedes-Benz turbocharger developers and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team.

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Mercedes-Benz to Unveil New C-Class Next Week

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Mercedes-Benz will reveal the new 2021 W206 C-Class in a digital world premiere on Tuesday, February 23rd.

No details have been unveiled officially but the folks at Stuttgart have made it clear that the car will be more digital, more comfortable, more intelligent, more fuel efficient, more luxurious, and of course, sportier than the outgoing W205 C-Class we have now.

We can expect many new features and technology from the recently unveiled all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class to trickle down to the all-new C-Class, ranging from the design, all the way to the infotainment system.

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“Upgrade your comfort zone”: Digitale Weltpremiere der neuen C-Klasse // “Upgrade your comfort zone”: Digital World Premiere of the new C-Class

What’s new

From what we can see in the teaser image that was shared earlier today, the all-new C-Class will feature a sleeker and more streamlined design, which will be further complemented by the more aerodynamic silhouette, the slim LED headlights and taillights, new wheels, new grille design, and the addition of new colours.

As for the interior, we can expect the all-new C-Class’ cabin to be more spacious, and similar to the S-Class, it will look more futuristic than ever with a huge central touch screen display replacing all the buttons, and the dual screen that will pretty much take up more than half of the dashboard. It is said that there will also be a new steering wheel and new upholstery options.

Thanks to the tweaked MRA platform that will underpin the new C-Class, occupants, especially rear passengers can expect more head and leg room than the current C-Class that is quite cramped up in the rear. Measuring 4,751 mm long with a 2,865 mm wheelbase, the new C-Class is also 65 mm longer than the current model, which could also mean a bigger boot.

Powertrain

Under the hood, rumour has it that the new C-Class will be getting a full range of four-cylinder engines instead of six-pot mills. We can also expect electrification and mild-hybrid technology to be thrown in the mix, in line with the brand’s future plans that is all about e-mobility.

As usual, we can expect regular models as well as the manic performance oriented C43 and C63 AMG variants to be offered, but the AMG brethren will most likely come only at a later date.

The new model generation is also the manufacturer’s first series to be electrified throughout. As an additional highlight, the new C-Class, following the new S-Class, is also equipped with the second generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).

That being said, all the details about the new C-Class will be revealed in less than a week’s time, so watch this space for more updates from Stuttgart.

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