2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Loses Some Camo, Shows Bumper and Grille in Germany

The camo has begun to come off the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This sedan, codenamed W206, has been under development for over one year and is beginning to emerge from under the camouflage.
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2022 Mercedes C-Class Loses Some Camo, Shows Bumper and Grille in Germany2022 Mercedes C-Class Loses Some Camo, Shows Bumper and Grille in Germany
Spotted around Stuttgart by WalkoArt, this prototype appears to lack camouflage over sections of the lower bumper, the roof, grille, and more. This allows us to gaze at its design language, which is undoubtedly new.

Earlier this week, we got to see the other new Mercedes coming out within the next year, and that's the W223 S-Class. This flagship is about half a year or more in terms of development, but the two share many similarities.

The grille, for example, looks like a soft pentagon shape on both models. Meanwhile, the grille and rear diffuser sport large sections of ugly black plastic, though we've also seen this design on the GLE-Class SUV.

In many other ways, we're quite happy with how the C-Class is turning out. The model is what we'd consider a good entry into the luxury car scene, as it has all the top-end features of a modern Mercedes. These include advanced radar scanners for safety and an attention-grabbing interior centered around a large infotainment screen.

The platform is relatively new as well. Several years back, Mercedes hinted it wanted to use more aluminum in the C-Class to save weight while increasing the size and adding new tech.

While we're not happy with the downsizing trend, the powertrains for this car will undoubtedly be among the most advanced in the class. Most of them will be 2-liter turbocharged units with an electric motor integrated into the gearbox housing. This improved version of the EQ Boost technology will reduce fuel consumption while smoothing out the acceleration.

It's rumored that even the mighty AMG will go with a four-cylinder for various reasons. Replacing the C 43, the new C 53 might adopt a hybrid version of the little A 45 and CLA 45's setup.

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