This week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the all-new 2021 C-Class. The new generation of the German best-seller has an S-Class-inspired exterior and also some interior features found on the flagship sedan.
But what it doesn’t have is an electric version. We know that Mercedes-Benz will unveil the EQS later this year, but the C-Class won’t get an electric variant. For now, customers will be able to choose only mild-hybrid 4 cylinder engines and a plug-in hybrid petrol plus electric. Later, the C-Class will also get a PHEV with a diesel engine.
According to a recent report, the C-Class will be available in fully electric variant but no sooner than 2024. More than that, the officials are saying that the model is likely to get a different platform to the 100% electric model.
Also, our colleagues from Autocar report that the future electric sedan will ride on a brand new platform, a different one from the MRA that underpins the new C-Class and S-Class, and also a different one from the MEA electric vehicle architecture.