New Mercedes C-Class from £ 38,785 (gallery)
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for the new C-Class sedan and station wagon ahead of their arrival in UK dealerships at the end of 2021.
It costs from £ 38,785 for the sedan and £ 40,420 for the estate.
All of the new C-Class’s powertrains are electrified, although there is no fully electric variant. Plug-in hybrid diesel and gasoline models will be offered later, and even the top-of-the-line AMG model will use a four-cylinder engine when it joins the lineup.
The C 200 is fitted with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 204 hp and 300 Nm. It can deliver up to 44.1 mpg and emits from 146 g / km of CO2.
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit powers the C 300, producing 258 hp and 400 Nm. It reaches up to 42.2 mpg and emits from 152 g / km. Its price is £ 43,500.
The diesel-powered C 220 d – currently the best-selling C-Class engine – uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 200 hp and 440 Nm. Fuel consumption of up to 61.4 mpg is possible, with emissions from 120 g / km. Prices for the C 220 d start at £ 40,785.
A more powerful C 300 d generates 265 hp and 550 Nm, with an average fuel consumption of up to 55.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 133 g / km. Its price is £ 45,925.
Each C-Class engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The C-Class has in common the design and technology of the new luxury sedan of the S-Class. It accommodates a fully digital instrument panel and improved driver assistance systems.
The car has increased in length and width, benefiting rear passengers with an additional 21mm of legroom as well as increased elbow and shoulder room for all occupants. The trunk volume remains the same on the sedan models, at 455l, but increases to 490l (vs 460l) on the station wagon.
Following the introduction of the MBUX – Mercedes infotainment system – on the latest C-Class, the new model incorporates the brand’s second-generation system. Using a large portrait touchscreen in the center of the dashboard, the new setup combines the majority of vehicle controls in a manner similar to the new S-Class.
Among the technical highlights of the new model are Mercedes’ new Digital Light headlights, which allow the car to project guidelines and warning symbols onto the road at night.
Four trim levels are offered, starting with the Sport. Available on C 200 and C 220 d, it is fitted with 17-inch alloy rims, LED headlights, lane-keeping assistant, blind spot monitor, reversing radars with reversing camera and heated front seats.
For an additional £ 1,380, the models in the AMG range add 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy windows, AMG bodywork, a multifunction sports steering wheel and visible dual exhaust pipes.
The Premium equipment range (+ £ 2,750) adds 19-inch AMG wheels, mood lighting, keyless access, front seats and a power-adjustable steering column with memory function, augmented reality for navigation and a 360 degree camera.
Starting at £ 46,700, the Premium Plus includes a panoramic sunroof, head-up display and four-zone climate control.
Premium Plus models can be equipped with the Driver Assistance Package Plus for £ 1,695. This adds adaptive cruise control with Active Steering Assist and Traffic Sign Assist.
Estate models are also available with an optional tow bar for £ 750.