Will the US finally get the wagon?
The last time our spy photographers captured the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class out testing, it was wearing barely any camouflage. When a prototype starts to wear less camo, it typically means that a vehicle is inching closer to an official reveal, and that's precisely the case with the new C-Class. Mercedes officially announced that the 2022 C-Class will debut next week on February 23, 2021, at 8:00 am EST.
Due to global travel and social distancing restrictions, the car will be revealed virtually on the Mercedes me media platform. Several Mercedes executives, engineers, and designers will be on hand during the debut event to highlight some of the car's most important updates.
The company posted two teaser images of the car, including one that appears to show both the sedan and wagon variant. We doubt that the wagon model will be offered in the United States since that bodystyle doesn't sell well here. Absent from this teaser are the coupe and convertible, which will come later.
"With the new C-Class, Mercedes-Benz is setting off into a more efficient and even more digital world, creating an all-round future-proof comfort zone: a refuge that combines apparent opposites, such as sportiness and comfort with efficiency, emotion, and intelligence, thus defining modern luxury," Mercedes said in a press release. The company also confirmed that the 2022 C-Class would be the first model to be electrified throughout the range.
Under the hood, the new C-Class will employ an all four-cylinder engine lineup with varying levels of hybrid assist. The base C300 will use a mild-hybrid 48-volt system, while the flagship C63 AMG model is expected to use more extensive electrification, possibly a full hybrid or plug-in hybrid setup. Other improvements to the new Mercedes C-Class include the second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and other interior improvements.