Mercedes' highest-volume model just got a huge makeover and tons of tech - tour the new C-Class sedan

Kristen Lee
·3 min read
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz
  • The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the all-new generation of the compact car.

  • It has Mercedes' latest tech, such as a screen-heavy interior from the S-Class flagship sedan.

  • No pricing was announced at this time, but the new C-Class will be available early next year.

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As Mercedes-Benz's highest-volume model in the last 10 years, the C-Class is an important one.

Mercedes can't really afford to alienate buyers for such a popular model, so the new C-Class is focused on mass appeal. Its looks are understated and its interior takes after the one in the new S-Class, according to a company announcement on Tuesday. It has more technology, befitting of a luxury brand.

No pricing for the new C 300 and C 300 4Matic sedans was announced. You can expect the new C-Class to arrive at US dealerships early next year, though.

Keep reading to see more.

The 2022 C-Class is Mercedes-Benz's latest, all-new compact sedan.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The integrated starter-generator and 48-volt electrical system is a standard feature in C 300 models.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The EQ boost gives the car up to 20 extra horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The entirety of the upcoming C-Class range will have four-cylinder engines.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

Source: Autoblog

All C-Class models will also come with the automaker's 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The C 300 and C 300 4Matic will have 2.0-liter engines, good for a claimed 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes estimates the C 300 and C 300 4Matics to hit 60 mph from a stop in 5.9 seconds.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

Competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Lexus IS, Volvo S60, and Cadillac CT5.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The interior borrows heavily from the new S-Class flagship sedan.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

You'll recognize the dual-screen setup.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

There are a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.9-inch center touchscreen display.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The car's driver assistance system includes route-based speed adaptation, active stop-and-go assist, and active blind spot assist.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

There's also a built-in dashcam, though you need the Augmented Video for Navigation option in order to use it.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The center display screen is tilted toward the driver by six degrees for ease of access.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

It looks like a Tesla in there.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

The steering wheel has touch-control buttons.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

Optional ambient lighting gives the cabin a colorful glow.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

No pricing for the new C-Class was announced, but Mercedes said the cars will arrive in US dealerships early next year.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz

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