Mercedes Benz C Class 2021 - Fifth Generation Sees Sporty Style and S-Class Tech
Mercedes has announced its C-Class fifth generation saloon and estate to the world. With a sporty style and S-Class tech, it’s another upgrade from its previous generations that’s worth paying attention to. Having its previous-generation car make over 2.5 millions sales, this one is likely going to prove quite popular too.
The Mercedes Benz C Class faces tough competition
It’s a new model that’s up against some of its rivals, including the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 and Jaguar XE. There’s also the all-electric alternatives that have come onto the market such as the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2. So what can we expect to see with this latest generation?
Features of the Mercedes Benz C Class Fifth Generation
There’s a new sportier image that often comes with the Mercedes C-Class, rather than evolutionalising its line of vehicles. It comes with S-Class interior technology as well as electrification across the car’s powertrain variations. These include the plug-in hybrid model that’s capable of 62 miles on electric power alone.
The C-Class uses the Mercedes Rear Architecture platform which is heavily updated, also used with the previous-generation model too. It’s therefore added a mixture of benefits when it comes to the technology it uses.
From a design front, the C-Class has had a bit of a facelift, adopting a more sportier look overall. The new bonnet with twin power bulges and strong shoulderline adds to this feel and pushes the passenger cell further towards the back of the vehicle itself.
This saloon is 65mm longer at 4,751 and 10mm wider at 1,820. The nose of the car is a lot like the ones in the E-Class. It has a new grille and features full LED headlight arrangements that are mimicking the E-Class counterparts. The boot space has around 455 litres worth of storage space.
The new interior is S-Class inspired and has a dashboard layout with a big central touchscreen infotainment system. The touchscreen system runs the latest version of the MBUX operating system. It measures 9.5 inches across but you can go bigger with 11.8-inchs also available.
With live music streaming services added, you can enjoy your favourite tunes whilst driving safely with 'Hey Mercedes' voice control. The MBUX Smart Home functionality is also good for linking your car to in order to control all of your features at home from the car itself. Perfect, for when you’re driving home from work.
Powertrains and Plug-in Hybrids
This new generation offers a four-cylinder power exclusive with the 48-volt assisted petrol and diesel, as well as plug-in hybrid options too. A seamless engine shut-off and start-up is enabled to help with emissions-free coasting.
If you’re wanting to get your hands on this, the UK on-sale date has yet to be announced but likely to be in the summer. Prices are estimated to be around £35,000. For official Mercedes-Benz dealers with garage facilities, use Sinclair Mercedes of South Wales for a dealership you can trust.