Next-gen Mercedes-Benz C-Class spotted ahead of 2022 launch

It is a known fact that Mercedes-Benz have already started their preparations for developing the next generation C-Class. Currently in its development phase, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slated to enter production sometime during 2022. Before that, it will be unveiled for the global markets come next year.

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes some design inspiration from the upcoming next-gen S-Class.

As far as its India launch is concerned, we can expect Mercedes-Benz to bring it here at the same time as of its international release. Recently, a couple of images have surfaced on the internet regarding the next generation C-Class. These images show the car completely undisguised while not sporting any camouflage.

On first impressions, it looks quite similar to the new S-Class which was unveiled only a couple of days ago. Notice the new ellipse-like grille coupled with new sleeker looking headlights on the car. The similarities to the new S-Class are also carried on the inside, with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class getting a bigger touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel.

While most of its bits are covered on the interior, there is no doubt that the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class looks quite attractive even from the inside. Engine-wise, the car could be offered with options of both a petrol and a diesel motor. There is also talk of a new petrol-hybrid motor and an AMG version, with the latter already available on the current model.

The interior too is inspired by the big S with same new steering wheel, and a large touchscreen infotainment system integrated low into the centre console.

The upcoming petrol motor on the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be a downsized version of the 4.0 litre V8 motor seen on the current C63 model. Hence, we can expect a drop in power figures of the car, which currently stand at 463 BHP for the C63. At present, the C-Class is available at a price starting from Rs.40.90 lakh to Rs.76.50 lakh.

On the other hand, the performance-oriented C63 version of the car is priced at Rs. 1.33 crore (ex-showroom, India). We can expect the next generation C-Class to be priced at around the same as the current model across trims. When launched, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will compete head on with the BMW 3-series, Jaguar XE and the facelifted Audi A4.


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