Mercedes’ compact saloon is more mini S-Class than ever earlier than, but it completely’s now completely powered by four-pot engines
It’s time for the ‘W205’ C-Class to hotfoot over – there’s a brand novel Infant Benz in town. Mercedes’ all-novel model is right here, with styling adjustments that bring the car closer to the differ-topping S-Class. That’s nothing when put next to what’s been performed to the cabin, though.
Precise adore the S, there’s now a huge portrait hide jutting out of the centre console adore a plinth. The touchscreen measures 9.5 inches all over as current, or if most current, there’s an no longer mandatory 11.9-prance model. The bigger E-Class will presumably must wait unless its next refresh to score a the same setup. Awks.
Precise over from the infotainment hide is a archaic-fit LCD hide that kinds the instrument cluster. It measures 10.25 inches, and it’s that you just will be ready to agree with to toughen to a fancier 12.3-prance model. All of this tech works off essentially the most up-to-date MBUX working machine, which supplies the C-Class over-the-air updates for the first time.
By map of dynamics, Mercedes has given the C novel four-hyperlink suspension on the front and a novel multi-hyperlink setup up encourage. Adaptive dampers have to no longer mandatory alongside with a firmer ‘sport’ setup, whereas the rush-in hybrid derivatives score rear air suspension as current.
As a trace of the times, the engine line-up is completely inline-four from start, and have to aloof seemingly dwell that map for the support of the W206’s existence. Yep, even when it involves the AMG C53 and C63 devices, with the latter anticipated to undertake a hybridised model of the A45’s ‘M139’ 2.0-litre.
As for the derivatives which were confirmed, now we occupy a 1.5-litre kicking off the differ, providing 168bhp in the C180 and 201bhp in the C200. The C300 makes use of a 261bhp gentle hybrid 2.0-litre unit, giving a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds. On the diesel front, you will be ready to occupy both a 161bhp C200d or a 197bhp C220d.
Despite the truth that the specs haven’t been fully confirmed yet, Mercedes says diesel and petrol rush-in hybrids will join the differ soon after start, every with a 129bhp motor and a ambitious electrical-handiest differ of 62 miles.
You’ll be unsurprised to be taught it’s bigger than the fashioned car, rising 65mm in length, 10mm in width and 25mm in wheelbase. The enhance spurt and suave packaging mean the saloon’s boot is 45 roomier at 360 litres, whereas while you chuck the seats down in the estate, there’s one more 40 litres of negate to play with. With a maximum of 1375 litres on hand, that next Ikea day out will be a lumber.
Sales in Europe start on the tip of March, with the AMGs more seemingly to strategy early next yr.