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.
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 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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