2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: all you need to know

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been officially unveiled. Available in sedan and estate body styles, the new C-Class brings an evolutionary design, new interior and improved technology. Here’s all the essential info about the new C-Class.

Interior

The cockpit features a full LCD driving instrumentation screen, positioned right in front of the driver. Customers have a choice between a 10.25-inch or a 12.3-inch version.

The era of digitisation is also obvious in the central console, where a large touchscreen serves as the main interface into the car’s various functions, including navigation. Like the dashboard, the screen is orientated towards the driver. The central display has a screen diagonal of 9.5 inches as standard. A larger version measuring 11.9 inches is optionally available.

Powertrain

At launch, the C-Class is available with three petrol and two diesel powertrains, as well as a plug-in hybrid with electric range of up to 100km. All powertrains are matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and drive the rear wheels or all four wheels for 4Matic models.

Overview of Saloon and Estate models (petrol engines):

C 180

C 200

C 200 4MATIC

C 300

C 300 4MATIC

Displacement

cc

1496

1496

1496

1999

1999

Output

kW/hp

125/170

150/204

150/204

190/258

190/258

at

rpm

5500-6100

5800-6100

5800-6100

5800

5800

Add. output (boost)

kW/hp

15/20

15/20

15/20

15/20

15/20

Peak torque

Nm

250

300

300

400

400

at

rpm

1800-4000

1800-4000

1800-4000

2000-3200

2000-3200

Add. torque (boost)

Nm

200

200

200

200

200

Combined fuel consumption

l/100 km

6.5-6.2

6.6-6.2

6.9-6.5

7.0-6.6

7.3-7.0

Combined CO2 emissions2

g/km

149-141

150-141

157-149

159-150

168-161

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

s

8.6

7.3 (7.5)

7.1

6.0

6.0

Top speed

km/h

231

246 (240)

241

250

250

 Overview of Saloon and Estate1 models (diesel engines):

C 220 d

C 300 d

Displacement

cc

1992

1992

Output

kW/hp

147/200

195/265

at

rpm

4200

4200

Add. output (boost)

kW/hp

15/20

15/20

Peak torque

Nm

440

550

at

rpm

1800-2800

1800-2200

Add. torque (boost)

Nm

200

200

Combined fuel consumption1

l/100 km

5.2-5.0

5.3-5.0

Combined CO2 emissions1

g/km

138-131

139-132

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

s

7.3 (7.4)

5.7 (5.8)

Top speed

km/h

245 (242)

250 (250)

Technology

Rear-axle steering

The new C-Class is available with the optional rear-axle steering and the accompanying, more direct steering ratio at the front axle. At speeds below 60 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels by up to 2.5° to aid parking and low speed manoeuvrability. At speeds above 60 km/h, the rear wheels steer up to 2.5° in the same direction as the front wheels for improved handling stability and safety at high speeds.

Digital Light

The new C-Class is equipped with LED High Performance headlamps as standard. The Digital Light system familiar from the new S-Class is available as an option. This revolutionary headlamp technology allows new functions, e.g. the projection of guide lines or warning symbols onto the road ahead. For example, Digital Light projects two guide lines when encountering roadworks. These roughly delineate the vehicle’s width. The driver is therefore given even better guidance in the narrowed roadway. The intelligent technology also highlights pedestrians in the danger zone with a spotlight function and clarifies their position with projected direction points.

Augmented Video

Augmented Video is available as optional equipment. A camera registers the surroundings in front of the vehicle. The moving images are shown on the central display. In addition, virtual objects, information and markers are superimposed on the video image. These include, e.g. traffic signs, directional arrows, lane-change recommendations and house numbers. This can make navigation much easier, especially in urban areas.

Dimensions

With a length of 4751 mm and a width of 1820 mm, the Saloon and Estate models are considerably larger than their predecessors. The wheelbase has increased by 25 mm to 2865 mm. Both the front and rear passengers benefit from the increased exterior dimensions.

Here are the most important dimensions:

C-Class …

Saloon

Preceding model

Diff.

Estate

Preceding model

Diff.

Exterior dimensions (mm)

Length

4751

4686

65

4751

4702

49

Width

1820

1810

10

1820

1.80

10

Width incl. exterior mirrors

2033

2020

13

2033

2020

13

Height

1438

1447

-9

1455

1462

-7

Wheelbase

2865

2840

25

2865

2840

25

Track, front

1582

1563

19

1582

1563

19

Track, rear2

1594

1546

48

1594

1546

48

Interior dimensions (mm)

Max. headroom, front, driver

1041

1039

2

1046

1046

0

Headroom, rear

955/952

942/942

+13/+10

985/991

974/986

+11/+5

Legroom, front

1059

1059

0

1059

1059

0

Legroom, rear

914

893

21

914

893

21

Elbow room, front

1476

1454

22

1476

1454

22

Elbow room, rear

1477

1462

15

1477

1462

15

Shoulder room, front

1430

1404

26

1430

1404

26

Shoulder room, rear

1411

1398

13

1411

1398

13

Luggage capacity acc. to VDA (L)

455

455

0

490-1510

460-1480

+30/+30

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