2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan and Wagon Officially Unveiled

Giancarlo Perlas February 24, 2021

Although the leaks watered down our excitement a bit, it’s good to finally see the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class from its maker’s official big reveal. As expected, the car boasts a lot of S-Class components and new powertrains.

The new C-Class bound for North American customers will no longer be assembled in Mercedes’ Alabama plant. Its production has been moved to East London, South Africa. Despite the focus of Mercedes-Benz USA on its SUV units, the range’s sedan variant will still arrive stateside next year, and as usual, the wagon version will only be for European customers.

Here’s a quick look at the key features of the 2022 model-year Mercedes-Benz C-Class:


On the outside, the C-Class looks like a downsized S-Class with some design elements borrowed from the smaller A-Class sedan. The car is characterized by its short front overhang, long wheelbase and rear overhang.

Like Mercedes’ flagship sedan, the C-Class has smoother panels and the body lines are kept to a minimum in favor of elaborately sculptured surfaces that aim to create visual effects for onlookers. Then its luxurious image is topped off with 17- to 19-inch wheels to offer a contrasting sporty appeal.


There’s a huge overhaul in the cockpit of the next-gen C-Class compared to its outgoing model. The longer wheelbase of the new car translates to more room in its cabin, which now offers 0.5-inches more headroom, 1.5-inches more knee room, and wider headroom thanks to its 1.9-inch wider rear track.


The fresher interior of the 2022 C-Class is highlighted by its 11.9-inches central screen with the MBUX infotainment system. It’s also equipped with a standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The other technologies that trickled down from the S-Class to the C-Class include the updated driver assistance systems, fingerprint recognition, and augmented-reality navigation.


For now, the only trim levels of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class that were confirmed to hit the US market are the C300 and C300 4MATIC. Both come with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine with 255 hp at 5,800 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2,000-3,200 rpm distributed via a nine-speed automatic transmission. The mild-hybrid setup of the vehicle adds 148 lb-ft of torque into it.

Overall, the configuration allows the auto to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds while its top speed is electronically-capped at 130 mph.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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