News flash: The 2021 Mercedes C-Class is here – price, specs and release date
Finally the day has come when we see the 2021 Mercedes C-Class undressed... sort of. Yes, it still has camo on but at least we can get a better idea of the shape underneath. This one in particular has been spotted being tested in the snowy mountains of the Arctic Circle where is has been doing 800km daily test runs.
So, how much will the 2021 C-Class cost and when can we see one?
Well, it is likely to have a starting price of around £29,000 but will of course shoot up once you add options and different trim levels.
Mercedes is expected to officially unveil this car at the 2021 International German Motor Show which will take place in September next year.
2021 Mercedes C-Class engine and power specs:
As far as we know, the 2021 Mercedes C-Class will come with some rather swanky features which it has borrowed from some of its German relatives.
The new model will come on the same 'Modular Rearwheel Architecture' platform as seen on the new E-Class. This means it is a little lighter and also comes with the same EV capabilities as seen on Mercedes EQ models.
As far as engines go, the 2021 Mercedes C-Class will come with the option of four-cylinder engines, including the 2.0-litre diesel that we first saw fitted to the 2016 E-Class.
In addition to this, a completely new generation of six-cylinder engines will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. And if you thought that wasn't enough, Mercedes will also offer an inline-six 3.0-litre diesel which will produce 286hp or 340hp if you opt for the one with two turbos, while the 3.0-litre petrol will deliver more than 400hp.
There will also be a plug-in hybrid version, which combines a four-cylinder petrol engine with a 48V electric motor, like the one found on the S-Class.
2021 Mercedes C-Class specs:
So, what do we know about what will come with the 2021 C-Class? Well, Mercedes plans to scrap the idea of Xenon headlights and move purely to LED ones. This is because it can increase the range up to 600 metres which is always good, especially on those late night cruises.
Another thing we think is pretty cool is the ability to park your new C-Class in the garage using only your phone. Yep, it will actually drive itself in for you which is especially useful when you have a narrow parking space.
The new C-Class will feature a new system also found in BMWs and Audis, which links with the in-built maps to monitor your speed. You will also get a three years of free in-car wifi hotspot.
The new C-Class will adopt the 30cm wide touchscreen seen in the 2020 A-Class, which allows three-dimensional map displays of navigation.