Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class has only just undergone its mid-cycle update for 2019, but prototypes for the next-generation model are already out testing.
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spy Shots
Our latest spy shots reveal a few of the prototypes for the new C-Class, which we anticipate on the market in late 2020 as a 2021 model.
The testers are much camouflaged, but the size and percentages appear comparable to those of the current model. The front wants to sit lower, however, which lends the new C-Class a sportier stance.
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior
The interior design will be new for Mercedes, with a large infotainment screen positioned in the center stack and another screen acting as the instrument cluster. You’ll notice that the upgraded 2019 C-Class lost out on Mercedes’ latest infotainment system known as MBUX. However, the current variation of the system will appear in the new C-Class. It runs just like a smart device’s os and also utilizes natural speech to manage numerous vehicle functions.
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Platform
Underpinning the new C-Class is an updated variation of the present generation’s MRA rear-wheel-drive platform. The platform made its launching in the current C-Class, so it is reasonably young.
The updated version will bring significant weight savings mostly through increased use of aluminum over steel. This has been enabled due to sophisticated joining technologies consisting of aluminum to steel welding.
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Powertrain
In the powertrain department, search for the base model to stick with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, this time augmented with a mild-hybrid system. Above this is likely to be a plug-in hybrid system and then a C43 (or perhaps C53) from AMG with the mild-hybrid system already discovered in the tuner’s E53 and CLS53 models. At the top of the range will be AMG’s C63, which we hear will get the hybrid treatment as well.
An electrical sedan based on the C-Class needs likewise to be coming. This will be a standalone model sitting in Daimler’s EQ sub-brand for electric cars and targeting the Tesla Model 3 and BMW’s upcoming i4.
Stay tuned for updates as development continues.