The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A Sedan That Gives Style Whole New Meaning

March 11th, 2021 by

The powerhouse luxury making machine, otherwise known as Mercedes-Benz has developed pretty impressive pieces of technology, especially within the last five years. 

On Tuesday, February 23rd, the automaker debuted its 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It resembled a bit like the “Baby-Benz” A-Class, though was still plentiful with its dashboard layout. The cab-like sedan also takes some notes from its pish posh cousin, the S-Class, with its overall elegance and grace exuded from the car.

Hybrid Engine

On its new platform, the 2022 C-Class will bring along a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which will join its sedan’s only available 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The twin-turbo I4 motor brings out a powerful 255 horsepower with 295 lb-ft of torque, while the mild-hybrid adds 20 more horses as well as 148 lb-ft of torque thanks to its fixed starter-generator. A 9-speed automatic transmission is also standard.

More Space In The Interior

The added length allows for more space in the cabin, and this even with height cut a bit shorter. Rear passengers are on the other side of paradise, especially since the backseat was previously known for being a bit cramped. The company says that the second-row headroom has been elevated by 0.5 inches, rear knee room is added about 1.5 inches as well as shoulder room with 1.9 inches. Storage capability stays the same at 17.9 cubic feet.

MBUX and Other Technologies

The dashboard is new and improved, with a standard 12.3-inch customizable digital gauge cluster, with the most prominent feature being an 11.9-inch central screen for MBUX infotainment. This high-tech system gives way for over-the-air updates for things like new features to download as well as bug fixes.

As a first for a car in the Benz world, the center screen is turned in the direction of the driver and there have also been great strides taken to reduce any physical control or applications in preference to the touch screen and voice-activation. 

Some other exciting technological features involve fingerprint recognition for a more advanced level of security and even available augmented-reality navigation. The last-mentioned has instructions through the journey encompassing a front-camera video feed on the digital gauge cluster, signaling where to go by each turn.

Updated Driver-Assistance Tech

As usual, these advancements in technology will certainly make its way over to those regarding driver-assistance. Improvements made on the cameras and sensors allow for more efficiency when you need it. For instance, Mercedes-Benz’s newest lane-recognition system teams up with the available 360-degree camera technology for a better performance while cutting corners and driving on highways. The C-Class sedan has a better vision down the road, and can sense as well as react to parked cars with speeds going up to 62 mph. There is also a Vehicle-to-X technology that allows the system to share data involving road conditions using data from other cars.

But Is It Just A Sedan?

Lastly, Mercedes-Benz won’t be offering a coupe or wagon to the U.S. for the time being. According to Markus Schäfer, Daimler executive there is “no plan to bring the wagon for the time being to the US. Obviously, the demand is not high enough. Great car, but the demand is too low. We’re going to talk about the offering for coupe and cabriolet at a later point in time; there’s nothing to announce [now].”

Automotive News reported last June that the automaker is planning on letting go of an extensive list of coupes and convertible in order to focus their efforts on SUVs, however, this same report didn’t specifically mention C-Class models. 

John Sisson Motors

When the time finally comes to purchase this tech-savvy 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, be sure to do it at John Sisson Motors. We carry a wide range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in a variety of different styles and at various prices. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information.

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