The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan has been a staple of the brand, with over 10 million cars sold since 1982. To put that in perspective, the Ford Model T sold 15 million. The latest generation, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, debuted earlier this week, boasting an array of interior features inspired by the premium S-class. One of the most significant changes on 2022 models is the lack of V6 and V8 options. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will only feature electrified four-cylinder drivetrains. Walking around the new 2022 C-Class, you’ll notice that it has grown in size. The front-end still has what we referred to as “sad shark” headlamps, and the rear of the car is sculpted and refined like a hair fade done by a professional barber. However, these new exterior measurements mean more legroom for rear passengers and elbow-room for front passengers.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft of torque. This engine features 48V architecture mild-hybrid technology to boost performance by 20 hp and 148 lb.-ft for brief periods when needed – like a spotter for a powerlifter. Sending the power to the rear-wheels or optional all-wheel drive is a new, 30 percent lighter 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. Inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is evident throughout the new C-Class interior, starting with the center-mounted 11.9-inch touchscreen. Drivers get to enjoy checking their speed and gas gauge on a 12.3-inch high-resolution display, which comes as standard. This screen features the latest version of MBUX and Hey Mercedes voice assistant software. Optional features include a new augmented reality option using a live camera feed of the road to the driver’s center display with navigation prompts overlaid. Sort of like a mini-map tool seen in most driving or racing video games. Pricing has not been announced, but we assume it will start in the low $40k range, similar to the outgoing model. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set to arrive in U.S. dealers in early 2022.
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