The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is leaked days before its reveal

The new vertical screen is going to generate comments

The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set to be unveiled in the next few days and earlier today, leaked images of the production model surfaced causing the usual stream of comments and opinions. Let's join the conversation.

A dear friend once told me that when it comes to creating new things, products or ideas, "quality is art, quantity is science". Mercedes-Benz is one of the best brands in the world when it comes to quantity, they unveil a new car pretty much every other week, and I'd argue that they also know how to offer quality. The latest C-Class, the fifth generation ever since Mercedes decided to use the 'C' namesake in 1993, looks like a miniature E-Class or S-Class but, as you'd imagine, the interior is the real talking point and deal breaker.

The 2022 C-Class will use the upgraded MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, with a ginormous vertical touchscreen and a digital dashboard. Mercedes changed the shape of its dashboard three times in just a few years. First, they had two separate screens, then they unveiled the new system with the CLS C257 - with two integrated displays fused together to create a huge horizontal screen - and now there's this new system. Visually, I'd say this is uglier than the old version, but still better than the first gen MBUX, which looked horrid but that's just 2 my cents.

The new C-Class will (almost certainly) only use four-cylinder engines and there's definitely going to be at least one hybrid option. Mercedes said they're not thinking about a Coupe version (for now) but the estate version will be come soon. Stay tuned, as they say in Baden-Württemberg.

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Comments (5)

  • Tempting but not a major evolution from the W205 I’ve got, that infotainment screen is ruining an otherwise decent interior.

      9 months ago
  • The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is leaked days before its reveal @tribe

      9 months ago
  • Taxi!

      9 months ago
  • That infotainment screen just oozes trouble. That's why Tesla use it. You never know if you pressed something or not. Buttons are just safer in all respects.

      9 months ago
  • Looks good, but it's pretty generic.

      9 months ago