First images of new Mercedes C-Class leaked ahead of Feb 23 reveal

By Jason Woosey 6m in the past

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STUTTGART – Mercedes-Benz hoped to maintain the all-new C-Class beneath wraps till Tuesday, February 23, however because of a Spanish web site referred to as (*23*), we now get an early preview of the sedan’s exterior design and cabin.

The exterior design is an evolution of the present automobile, with entrance and rear styling seemingly impressed by the most recent Mercedes CLA four-door coupe.

This would be the first non-EQ-badged Mercedes to supply some type of electrification all through the vary, with base fashions anticipated to supply mild-hybrid expertise, whereas plug-in hybrids would be the norm on the higher finish of the vary.

This electrical increase has additionally reportedly made the present mannequin’s V6 and V8 engines redundant, with a number of abroad sources reporting that solely four-cylinder engines shall be provided within the new C-Class, together with the AMG variants.

At the decrease finish of the line-up, the C180 is about for a slight energy increase, from 115kW to 125kW, Auto Express studies, whereas the C200 and C300 variants will retain their present outputs of 150kW and 190kW. The Mercedes-AMG C63, in the meantime, is anticipated to supply round 373kW.

Buyers may also count on a extra digitised cabin that resembles a downsized model of the new digital format seen within the new S-Class.

The latest-generation MBUX system additionally reportedly contains an augmented actuality show.

This is a big automobile for South Africa because the automobile shall be constructed proper right here in East London for each native consumption and export.

This types half of a R10 billion funding that was introduced again in 2018, which can even see the development of new physique and paint outlets in addition to an upgraded meeting store.

“With the new C-Class, Mercedes-Benz is setting off into a more efficient and even more digital world, creating an all-round future-proof comfort zone – a refuge that combines apparent opposites, such as sportiness and comfort with efficiency, emotion, and intelligence, thus defining modern luxury,” Mercedes mentioned.

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