2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class specs look promising
More than a month has passed since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the redesigned C-Class. At the time, the German luxury automaker only showed the top-spec models with all options fitted and the most powerful engine fitted.
Mercedes-Benz has since revealed the rest of the line-up, and there's a lot to cover. Starting with the model lines, there are three to choose from. It starts with the standard model (Serienausstattung or Standard Equipment), followed by the long-running Avantgarde line. The highest grade available is the AMG Line with its sportier exterior, interior, and suspension settings. Mercedes-Benz ditched the Exclusive model line, and with it, the traditional hood star.
On to the model range and it kicks off with the C180. This entry-level model uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine with mild-hybrid technology. It may be the base model but power is a decent 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Not only that, the mild-hybrid tech gives it an extra 20 PS for a total output of 190 PS.
Up next is the C200 and it uses a more powerful tune of the same 1.5-liter turbo with mild-hybrid assist from the C180. Power ratings are 204 PS (+20 PS with electric assist) and 300 Nm of torque for the C200. The C200 is also available with 4Matic all-wheel-drive.
Then there's the C220 d, the entry-level diesel model, at least for now. It has a 2.0-liter mill that's good for 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque. Like the 1.5-liter turbo-gas engines, the diesel also benefits from mild-hybrid assist, giving it a 20 PS boost.
Moving on to the 300 models, there are two available, namely the C300 (mild-hybrid gas) and C300 d (mild-hybrid turbodiesel). At the moment, these are the most powerful engine options for the all-new C-Class. The C 300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-gas mill making 258 PS (+20 PS electric boost) and 400 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the C300 d's 2.0-liter engine packs 265 PS (+20 electric boost) and 550 Nm of torque. All these engines use a nine-speed automatic transmission dubbed 9G-Tronic. Manual transmission models will follow down the line.
As for standard equipment, all models regardless of variant and model line, have a load of features standard. These include Agility Control, digital radio, Dynamic Select, EQ Boost, MBUX infotainment, Keyless-Go, tire pressure monitoring, seat belt reminder for rear occupants, a center airbag, and even a high-visibility vest.
Base models also get a widescreen infotainment system and physical buttons for climate control. Opt for the Advanced Infotainment Package and most of the vehicle functions are moved to the touchscreen.
While we won't get the all-new C-Class here anytime soon, at least we know the wide variety of models and engines available. It also has a comprehensive standard equipment list, boosting its value proposition. While it's unlikely we'll get the C300 and C300 d here, we'll gladly take the C180 and C220 d should CATS Motors decide to bring those in soon.