Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all-new 2021 Mercedes Benz C-Class. The new C-Class is a mini S-Class, it comes with luxury features and the latest Mercedes Benz User Experience system that is only found in the S-Class. The same way the Rolls Royce Ghost is a smaller version of the Rolls Royce Phantom, the same way the C-Class is the smaller version of the S-Class. I took the time to pen down this comprehensive article on the specifications and price of 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class in Nigeria.
Background facts you need to know about the Mercedes Benz C-Class
Since the introduction of this generation in 2014 ahead of the 2015 model year, over 2.5 million Saloon and Estate models have been sold. Since 1982, over 10.5 Million Mercedes-Benz cars in this category have been delivered to customers worldwide.
In the last 10 years, the USA, Germany, and Great Britain have been the largest sales market for the C-Class, but in all these, China remains the largest market for the C-Class.
The all-new C-Class interior is debuting with new highlights such as the display and operating concept adopted from the new S-Class, with a sporty interpretation. Its dashboard and central display are slightly tilted towards the driver.
Its turning circle has been reduced by 40 centimeters. The steering angle at the rear axle is now 2.5 degrees.
Features of the 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class
Like I mentioned earlier, the 2022 C-Class is a mini S-Class, if you can’t afford the S-Class, you can afford the C-Class. Although it’s not an ideal car for chauffeur driving, you can still enjoy it. The new C-Class is even more digital and efficient.
The new C-Class is electrified throughout, thanks to plug-in hybrids and mild hybrid with 48-volt technology and integrated starter-generator. It achieves an electric range of about 100 kilometers as a plug-in hybrid.
The new C-Class comes with a combination of short front overhang, long wheelbase, and rear overhang. Its sporty bonnet with power domes accentuates this urge of forwarding motion.
Elaborately sculptured surfaces create unique light effects when viewed from the side. The designers have also reduced the lines to a minimum, which accentuates the so-called catwalk line or shoulder line even more. Other features producing the sporty, superior appearance include the wide track and the flush 17- to 19inch wheels in modern designs
The brand’s hallmark radiator grille characterizes the front. All the models feature a central star, with the design and character of the radiator grille differing in the details. One thing that distinguishes the AMG line from other models, is the diamond grille with the start design in chrome.
The interior design
The all-new 2022 C-Class is debuting with a divided dashboard, the upper and lower section: into a wing-like section with new, flattened round vents reminiscent of aircraft engine nacelles, and into an opulent expanse of trim.
The driver area features a high-resolution LCD screen. It is free-standing and appears to float in front of the wing profile and the expanse of trim. This sets the driver display apart from traditional cockpits with classic round dials. Customers have a choice between a 10.25-inch (26.0 cm) or a 12.3-inch (31.2 cm) version.
The paradigm change to digitization is also obvious in the central display: the vehicle functions can be controlled using the high-quality touchscreen. Its portrait orientation is particularly advantageous for navigation. The touchscreen likewise appears to float above the expanse of trim. Like the dashboard, the screen is slightly tilted towards the driver. The central display has a screen diagonal of 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) as standard. A larger version measuring 11.9 inches or 30.2 cm is optionally available.
The center console is divided by a high-quality chrome insert into a rear, padded section for the armrest and a front section in lustrous jet black.
The use of man-made leather and Nappa-look beltlines has been adopted by the company, they used it to cover the dashboard. The driver display and media display offers a holistic, aesthetic experience. The look of the screens can be individualized with three display styles (Discreet, Sporty, Classic) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service). In “Sporty”, for example, the color red is predominant and the central rev counter has a dynamic design. If any of the lines are selected, the new C-Class is equipped with ambient lighting featuring optical fibers as standard.
The latest Mercedes Benz User Experience
The new C-Class features the same MBUX system as the S-Class. This makes the vehicle interior to be more digital and intelligent, as both the hardware and software made great strides. The brilliant images on the LCD screens make it easy to control vehicles and comfort functions.
The look of the screens can be individualized with three display styles (Discreet, Sporty, Classic) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service). In “Sporty”, for example, the color red is predominant and the central rev counter has a dynamic design. If any of the lines are selected, the new C-Class is equipped with ambient lighting featuring optical fibers as standard.
The latest edition of “Hey Mercedes” has also been added to the model.
You can stream unlimited music in this model as well as control your car even with your smartphone.
Quick information you need to know
Overview of Saloon and Estate models (petrol engines):
|C 180||C 200||C 200 4MATIC||C 300||C 300 4MATIC|
|Add. output (boost)||kW/hp||15/20||15/20||15/20||15/20||15/20|
|Add. torque (boost)||Nm||200||200||200||200||200|
|Combined fuel consumption||l/100 km||6.5-6.2||6.6-6.2 (6.7-6.3)||6.9-6.5||7.0-6.6||7.3-7.0|
|Combined CO2 emissions2||g/km||149-141||150-141 (153-143)||157-149||159-150||168-161|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||s||8.6||7.3 (7.5)||7.1||6.0||6.0|
|Top speed||km/h||231||246 (240)||241||250||250|
And here are the consumption values according to WLTP
|C 180||C 200||C 200 4MATIC||C 300||C 300 4MATIC|
|Total fuel consumption WLTP||l/100 km||7.2-6.2||7.2-6.3 (7.4-6.5)||7.6-6.6||7.4-6.6||7.9-7.0|
|Total CO2 emissions WLTP||g/km||163-141||163-143 (168-149)||172-151||169-150||180-160|
The 9G-TRONIC transmission was developed to further adapt the ISG, and it is installed in all C-Class models. The electric motor, power electronics, and transmission cooler have now moved into or to the transmission.
Its 4MATIC drive system of all-wheel-drive models has been advanced. The front axle now allows for higher torque levels to be transferred with an ideal axle load distribution for driving dynamics.
Release date of 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class
The 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class can be ordered from 30 March and it will arrive in dealers’ showrooms in summer 2021.
Global pricing of the 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class will start from $43,000 for the entry model while the premium model can cost as high as $45,000.
Price of 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class in Nigeria
The price of 2022 Mercedes Benz C-Class in Nigeria will start from 40,000,000 Naira. When I say C-Class, I mean the C300, C350, C200, etc. Also, note that the 2022 model is the same thing as the 2021 model.
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