The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan comes with three trim options, cab-backward exterior design, and many options for customization. - Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan comes with three trim options, cab-backward exterior design, and many options for customization.

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class showcased a new progressive interior and sporty exterior design, electrified engine, innovative comfort features, and groundbreaking technology. Taking cues from the all-new flagship S-Class, the C-Class takes comfort, safety, and the overall driver and passenger experience to a new level. The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2022.

In order to streamline the packaging structures, the new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan will be offered in three highly-equipped, strategically curated trims for the U.S. market: Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. Each trim is available on both the C 300 and C 300 4MATIC Sedan, and showcases technologies and features beyond the generous standard features, along with extensive options for customization.

Longer and wider than its predecessor, the 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 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 and high-quality materials with its host of new trim options, freestanding 12.3" digital instrument panel and new large 11.9" central touchscreen multimedia display. Adopted from the S-Class, its portrait orientation is particularly advantageous for fullscreen navigation, further enhancing the driver experience. As an exclusive new C-Class feature, the 11.9" central display is slightly tilted towards the driver by six degrees for the first time, further underscoring the sporty and dynamic drivercentered design and performance of the C-Class.

The latest generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) technology is on par with that of the S-Class with its sophisticated, learning-capable infotainment system with advanced voice control. With its processing power abilities, the vehicle interior becomes even more digital and intelligent, with features such as the wireless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, with individual MBUX profiles that can be activated by biometric authentication via the fingerprint sensor, the possibilities for personalization and intuitive operation have become far more extensive, and controlling vehicle and comfort functions is easier than ever before. 

The C-Class model range also debuts a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an integrated starter generator and 48-volt mild hybrid 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.

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.

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