After a long wait, we have a new generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the most popular car in the Stuttgart manufacturer’s range.

Mercedes-first Benz’s classic model series, the new C-Class, is fully electrified, thanks to plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids with 48-volt technology and an integrated starter-generator (ISG).  The new C-Class PHEV has an electric range of around 100 kilometres (62 miles) thanks to a high-efficiency battery pack.  Optional elements such as Digital Light projection headlamps and rear-axle steering are among the other technical enhancements. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon and C-Class Estate versions will be available for purchase beginning March 30 and will arrive in dealer showrooms in summer 2021.

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class appears to be in motion at a standstill, with its dynamic proportions and combination of a short front overhang, a long wheelbase, and a rear overhang. The sporty bonnet with power domes emphasises its desire for forward mobility. The previous model was already a significant improvement in terms of interior value, and the new C-Class goes much farther in terms of modern elegance. The interior incorporates design elements from the new S-Class, giving it a sporty feel.

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The new C-Class, like the new S-Class, is outfitted with the second generation of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). As both technology and software progress, the car interior becomes ever more digital and intelligent: The vivid graphics on the LCD displays make controlling vehicle and comfort features simple. The displays’ appearance may be customised with three display styles (discreet, sporty, and classic) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service). The full-screen navigation system was adopted from the S-Class and provides the driver with the best route advice.

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class achieves new efficiency norms thanks to systematic electrification and intelligent downsizing. Only four-cylinder units from Mercedes-current Benz’s modular FAME (Family of Modular Engines) engine family are available.

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In addition to turbocharging, both the diesel and petrol engines now include an integrated starter-generator (ISG) for intelligent assistance at low engine speeds guarantees that you get a lot of power. The ISG has a 48-volt on-board electrical system that allows for operations such as gliding, boosting, and energy recovery, as well as substantial fuel savings. As a consequence, the engines start very quickly and comfortably, making the start/stop function virtually as unnoticeable to the driver as the shift from gliding with the engine turned off to powerful acceleration under engine power. The intelligent connection between the ISG and the combustion engine guarantees exceptionally smooth operation when idling.

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Transmission efficiency has been improved. The 9G-TRONIC transmission was further improved for ISG adaptation and is standard in all C-Class models. The transmission now houses the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission cooler, providing benefits in terms of space and weight.

Soon after launch, the fourth-generation C-Class plug-in hybrids will be available. Electrification is progressing rapidly, despite the fact that the same basic engines are being used. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class PHEV, which has an electric output of 95 kW (129 hp) and an all-electric range of about 100 kilometres (62 miles), will operate in many situations without using the two-liter four-cylinder combustion engine at all. The entire package is not only highly efficient, but also decidedly sporty. Diesel C-Class Saloon PHEV and C-Class Estate PHEV versions are on the way.

Source: Mercedes-Benz