2021 Mercedes C-Class Shows Hint of New Taillights

BMW definitely ticked more boxes with its all-new 3 Series model, which has more space, better features, and a lighter platform. But Mercedes is working on its retaliative response with the all-new C-Class, codenamed the W206.
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We've been following the development of this product ever since the first prototypes took to the road in Germany. And today, we have new glimpses thanks to Stuttgart spotter Walko, who's giving us a look at the taillights.

Now, we already knew there were going to be longer, potentially connected by a trim piece. But this video also reveals the shape of the halo ring. Even though this is meant to be elegant, most of the 2021 C-Class' design is sporty, with a low hood and angry headlights. It's probably our favorite upcoming Mercedes model, not that there's many of those left.

The updated RWD platform will be a little bigger than before, giving passengers more room. And unlike its predecessor, the W206 will be tailored to the large batteries of plug-in hybrid systems without needing an awkward hump in the trunk.

Most of the engines offered here will be turbocharged four-cylinder ones. In fact, there was even a rumor that the AMG will have a 2-liter hybrid derived from that of the A45 hot hatch. It seems a little crazy, but an inline-6 powering the C63 doesn't seem that strange, considering all its rivals have that many cylinders.

Borrowing technology from the next-gen S-Class, this could become a small executive sedan with the highest level of autonomy. Of course, like with the Tesla Model 3, this feature would cost many thousands of dollars.

At this point, the interior is a big mystery. The obvious upgrade would be to have the double-screen setup that almost all other Mercedes models get. However, Mercedes is now looking to do an even larger single screen on the dashboard.

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