The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is due in 2021. The early prototype of the mail rival for the BMW 3-Series has been caught on cameras of carparazzi.

Its exterior will keep much in common with the previous model, while the interior undergoes redesign. The main change inside is a new twin-screen MBUX infotainment system seen on the latest GLE and A-Class.

The test mule hides modifications under the camouflage, but the shape in the whole hints at a slight evolution of design compared to the current C-Klasse.

The new generation model is built on a refreshed version of the current Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA). Despite the name, all-wheel drive variants will be provided. Powertrain options will include mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid ones.

The first are based on petrol and diesel four and six-cylinder motors, the second gets power additionally from a battery providing a 30 mile (48 km) driving range.

An all-electric sedan will not be in the C-Class lineup.

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