There will be no V6s and V8s for the next-generation model.
Just four-cylinders around 250 hp come with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Rear- or all-wheel drive will be available.
Europeans get efficient diesel engine options. Plug-in hybrid C-Class cars, both diesel and gasoline-powered, will join too. Other versions will have a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
The C-Class PHEVs are the most powerful versions in the model lineup, excluding AMG models, which will also receive four-cylinder powertrains, in the hybridized form, with over 500 hp.
Every new C-Class comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox is discontinued for the next-gen model.
As other Mercedes models in their new iterations, the C-Class is bringing technological innovations: over-the-air updates, a head-up display (now projects info 15 feet ahead of the car); digital instruments, a huge touchpad-like center console; a premium Burmester audio system, a precise and quick infotainment system; electronically adjustable dampers, rear-axle steering.
Unlike the previous generation, this new one has no co-developments with Renault. In addition, a classic grille with the brand’s star on the hood is out of use (except in China).
Mercedes will offer the C-Class wagon in Europe. The current coupe and convertible continue on the existing platform.
For the USA, a C300 sedan, AMG versions and possibly a plug-in hybrid will be available. Sales should begin in late 2021.