Today Mercedes has finally revealed its fifth-generation upgrade of its C-class in the Global launch. The new C-class is launched in both Sedan and Wagon versions with the various exterior, interior and mechanical changes. However, the looks of the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class have leaked ahead of its launch in global media. Let us give a closer look at what new changes the new C-class brings.
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class Exterior and Interior Design
As said at the launch the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class is heavily inspired by the more premium W223 S-class and will carry many similar features as the later. The new C-class looks and feels more modern and premium than the current version with a new headlamp setup and a new mesh-designed chrome grille with Mercedes-Benz signature symbol at the centre. The sides remain the same and the rear greatly resembles the on-going S-class with Sleek and sharp looking long taillights and faux twin exhausts.
Talking about the interior the car gets a huge vertical touchscreen HD infotainment system which is tilted at a slight angle to give the driver a better look and feel, a large 10.25-inch horizontally floating digital instrument cluster, redesigned HVAC air vents with ambient lighting, and a colour heads-up display.
Engine options and rivals
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class will be offered in various new engine options including the new mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options.
|Engine||Power||Torque||0-100km sprint||Transmission||Drive option|
|C180||1.5-litre||170hp||263Nm||8.6 sec||9-speed AT||2WD|
|C200||1.5-litre||204hp||300Nm||7.1 sec||9-speed AT||2/4WD|
|C300||2.0-litre||259hp||400Nm||6.0 sec||9-speed AT||2/4WD|
|C300d||2.0-litre||265hp||–||5.7 sec||9-speed AT||2WD|
The new C-class will still be going against its regular competitors BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and the Jaguar XE.