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Mercedes Details 2022 C-Class Sedan's Trims, Here’s What Each One Has to Offer

The luxury carmaker has announced that it will make it easier for U.S. customers to purchase the latest iteration of its popular sedan. It will do that by offering it in three distinct trim levels, and we now have all the juicy details about each one.
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In the fast-paced world we live in, convenience is extremely important. While nobody can complain about the level of convenience offered by Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the buying process is currently a little bit more time-consuming than some might like.

That is finally about to change once the latest iteration of the C-Class arrives in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2022. The automaker has announced that it will be offering its popular sedan in three separate equipment levels, just like everyone else.

At launch, it will be available in C300 guise with either rear-wheel drive or the 4Matic all-wheel drive. Power comes from a new turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 255 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque with the help of a 48-volt mild hybrid system.

Before we delve into the specifics of each trim level, we have to remind you that the only images currently available depict an AMG Line-enhanced model, which, as you're about to see, is an optional package.

Premium

2022 Mercedes\-Benz C\-Class
Photo: Daimler AG
For the entry-level trim, customers get 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, and headlights, the latter of which come with adaptive high beam assist. A sunroof is also standard, as is the Keyless Go system with Keyless Start and the useful hands-free access feature that lets you open and close the trunk by hovering your foot under the rear bumper.

Inside, the Premium comes with heated front seats and ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, and an 11.9-inch infotainment display. A biometric fingerprint scanner is integrated into the MBUX system, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both supported wirelessly.

The suite of standard active and passive driver assistance systems has been enhanced, so even the base model offers a pre-collision system (Pre-Safe) with active brake control, blind spot assist, and a driver monitoring system (Attention Assist).

Exclusive

2022 Mercedes\-Benz C\-Class
Photo: Daimler AG
The next trim delivers all the perks of the Premium, adding several features that cannot be had on the base model. Those consist of illuminated door stills, an advanced version of the ambient lighting which is probably similar to what we can see on the 2021 S-Class, wireless charging, and a Burmester 3D surround audio system.

You also get the Parktronic active assist that does the parking for you and a 360-degree surround-view camera system that permanently monitors the vehicle when it’s parked for added peace of mind.

Pinnacle

The range-topper includes everything we mentioned above and finally adds navigation as standard, along with a head-up display complete with augmented reality support.

Customers who want more from each trim will have to consult the list of optional features, just as before. The problem with that is it isn’t quite short.

2022 Mercedes\-Benz C\-Class
Photo: Daimler AG
To bolster the car’s overall appearance, the AMG Line package of old returns. It adds black exterior accents, AMG wheels, a unique grille with a flashy chrome star pattern, and an aggressive-looking front bumper. The interior receives a flat-bottom AMG steering wheel, AMG floor mats, and the dashboard is entirely upholstered in MB-Tex faux leather. Mercedes’s intelligent lighting system with adaptive curve illumination is also included in this package.

Other optional features include navigation (for the Premium and Exclusive), steering wheel heating, front-seat ventilation, a panorama roof, or an advanced USB package that adds additional ports to both rows.

Exclusive and Pinnacle models will also offer the Driver Assistance Package as an option. It’s highlighted by the active distance assist (Distronic), which a hands-on adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping, plus the new active stop-and-go assist system that offers semi-autonomous support in congested traffic.

Overall, the trio of trims is a step in the right direction that should improve the process of buying a new C-Class. Sadly, we don’t have the official pricing yet but expect a starting figure of around $44,000.
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About the author: Vlad Radu
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Vlad's first car was custom coach built: an exotic he made out of wood, cardboard and a borrowed steering wheel at the age of five. Combining his previous experience in writing and car dealership years, his articles focus in depth on special cars of past and present times.
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