Several YouTubers recently got the chance to examine the new C-Class while also taking it out for a spin (from the passenger seat), as a Mercedes engineer explained all the changes that make this such an upgrade over its predecessor.
The new C-Class is said to be nearly 7 cm (2.75 inches) longer than the W205 model, which would then make it longer than the G20 BMW 3-Series or the Alfa Romeo Giulia, at some 4,757 mm (187.3 inches) – although these are not official measurements.
Still, the car looks bigger, and according to reviewers, it’s also more comfortable to sit in as a result of this growth, especially if you’re a rear-seat passenger. The wheelbase is longer too, by some 2.5 cm (almost an inch).
Inside, the W206 C-Class takes after the S-Class in terms of how the screens are positioned, and the car in question here is clearly equipped with the AMG Line package, hence the sporty steering wheel (as well as those sharp side skirts on the outside).
Last but certainly not least, we need to talk about the driving footage. The car being driven was a mild-hybrid C 300 4MATIC with EQ-Boost, plus an Overboost function, as well as rear-axle steering, which is quite an impressive setup for a sports executive segment model. You usually only get rear-axle steering on considerably more expensive cars nowadays.
In terms of power, the new C 300 4MATIC uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, good for 190 kW (255 hp/259 PS). However, with the Overboost function, you can squeeze well over 270 hp for a limited time, such as during an overtaking maneuver.
We expect the 2022 Mercedes C-Class to lose all ramaining camouflage and break cover on February 23.