2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class Revealed
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class was disclosed in a sedan as well as in an estate. It is the German manufacturer’s first combustion-engined vehicle to get electrification across the range.
In addition to a structural redesign, it carries technologies from the S-Class flagship to the last BMW 3 series.
With its newest A-Class, CLA, CLS, and E-Class cabinets, the latest C-Class W206 has largely been modified by means of shorter overhangs, a more angular front end, and new light-cluster styles.
The externals of the C-Class are still familiar, however, design tweaks have been earned all over, such as prominent ‘power bulges’ in the hood and a slightly more revamped glasshouse that offers a look of the cab-back design. Mercedes claimed that creases and character lines were minimized in an attempt to highlight the shoulder line.
In both versions, the wheelbase was raised by 25mm to 2 865mm and the total length was increased by 65mm. This latter increase would allow extra passenger space in the cabin, whilst the boot will expand cargo capacities by an additional 30 liters.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class is inspired primarily by the change from a horizontal, ‘free-floating’ infotainment monitor to a central portrait-driven tablet between front seats by the current S-class. Mercedes uses the infotainment interface of the second generation MBUX.
This is standard at 10.25-inch, while an 11.9-inch screen is optionally accessible as standard in the S-Class. For simple operation and visibility on the move, the monitor is slightly angled to the driver. In 10.25-inch or 12.3-inch shapes, you can specify a digital instrument display that looks like floating over the dashboard.
Navigation, assistance, or support modes are available, while the optional ambient lighting can be specified using optical fiber technology. The C-Class gets distinctive air vents from the Jet engine, and the gear shifter and the spinning dial have been eliminated, with the majority of infotainment functions now being used on the steering wheel through responsive pads.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class is powered by 4-cylinder electrified engines solely up to the hot-range AMG C63 plug-in and mild-hybrid technologies.
The W206 remains available with a combination of diesel and petrol engines, but now each has a 48V start generator as normal (BISG). This recuperates decelerated energy to increase energy by up to 20bhp.
The 1.5-liter C180 petrol lineup, which produces 170hp and 263Nm, helps you to break a sprint of 0-100kph in 8.6sec and top at 232Kph.
Three diesel options are available with a capacity of 42cc and use the updated Mercedes 2.0 liter unit.
The four-wheel-drive system of Mercedes 4Matic is available for both the C200, C300, and C220d. It can shift more torque to the front axle than before, and weights lower than before for better dynamics, leading to decreased friction in the transfer case.
A 9-speed automatic gearbox now stands for both models and is reportedly lighter and more powerful than the preceding unit.
The plug-in hybrid C300e, which will be reinserted in the future, will stretch a new 25.4 kWh battery pack, up to 13.5 kWh, built under the boot floor, to a WLTP-certified electric-only range from 55km to 100km with courtesy.
The C300e will pack a combined 308hp and 550NM with a 128hp synchronous and a 201hp petrol motor.
On the rear axle of all hybrid plugin models, the air suspension is standard, with sports suspension and a continuously adjustable damping overall option.
More significantly, in order to increase mobility and the shortened turning circle, the C-Class approaches the luxury-oriented S-Class. At speeds above 60kph, the rear wheels steer up to a speed of 2.5deg in the same direction as the front ones, which increases the reliability of the high-speed steering systems.
There is no official announcement for the arrival of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class in India. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class will rival with BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the Jaguar XE.