Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for the new C Class saloon and estate, ahead of their arrival in UK dealerships in late 2021.
It costs from £38,785 for the saloon and £40,420 for the estate.
All the powertrains in the new C-Class are electrified, although there is no fully electric variant. Plug-in hybrid diesel and petrol models will be offered later and even the range topping AMG model will use a four-cylinder engine, when it joins the line-up.
The C 200 features a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which generates 204PS and 300Nm. It can deliver up to 44.1mpg and emits from 146g/km of CO2.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit powers the C 300, producing 258PS and 400Nm. It achieves up to 42.2 mpg and emits from 152g/km. It’s priced from £43,500.
The diesel-powered C 220 d – currently the best-selling C-Class engine – uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with an output of 200PS and 440Nm. Fuel consumption of up to 61.4mpg is possible, with emission from 120g/km. Prices for the C 220 d start at £40,785.
A more powerful C 300 d generates 265PS and 550Nm, with average consumption of up to 55.4 mpg and CO2 emissions from 133g/km. It’s priced from £45,925.
Every C-Class engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The C-Class has both design and technology in common the new S Class luxury saloon. It welcomes a fully digital dashboard and enhanced driver assistance systems.
The car has grown in both length and width, benefitting rear-seat passengers with an addition 21mm of legroom plus increased elbow and shoulder room for all occupants. Boot volume remains the same on saloon models, at 455l, but grows to 490l (vs 460l) on the estate.
Following the introduction of MBUX – Mercedes’ infotainment system - on the last C Class, the new model features the brand’s second-generation system. Using large portrait touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard, the new setup combines the majority of vehicle controls in a similar way to the new S Class.
Among the technical highlights for the new model is Mercedes’ new Digital Light headlights, which allow the car to project guidelines and warning symbols onto the road at night.
Four trim grades are offered, starting with the Sport. Available on C 200 and C 220 d, it comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, parking sensors with rear-view camera and heated front seats.
For an additional £1,380, AMG Line models add 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, AMG bodystyling, multifunction sports steering wheel and visible twin exhaust pipes.
The Premium equipment line (+£2,750 ) adds 19-inch AMG wheels, ambient lighting, keyless entry, electrically adjustable front seats and steering column with memory function, augmented reality for navigation and 360-degree camera.
Starting from £46,700, the Premium Plus includes a panoramic sliding sunroof, head-up display and four-zone climate control.
Premium Plus models can be equipped with the Driving Assistance Package Plus for £1,695. This adds adaptive cruise control with Active Steering Assist and Traffic Sign Assist.
Estate models are also available with an optional tow bar for £750.