Photos of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan appearedJanuary 31, 2020
Some editions published several “spy” photos of the German novelty. Despite the camouflage, it is obvious that the new C-class will undergo many changes in appearance.
As spy shots taken in snowy Sweden showed, work on the new generation of the model (index W206) is in full swing. It is expected that the start of sales of new items is scheduled for 2022. The prototype seen is still completely camouflaged, but this disguise seems to have become a little thinner than before. We can see most of the updated headlights with an angular appearance. At the rear are horizontal taillights. Although it’s hard to say now, there is a possibility that the taillights “go” onto the trunk lid, as is the case with the current A-class sedan, CLA and CLS coupe.
Although the shape and size of the luxury sedan will remain similar compared to the existing model, the new generation W206 will be built on the revised MRA platform, which will support many plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Expect a double wishbone front suspension combined with a multi-link rear, as well as adaptive shock absorbers that will be available on more expensive trim levels.
There is still no image of the interior of the novelty, but on some sides we can see that there is no infotainment system similar to a tablet sticking out of the dashboard. This means that the touch screen multimedia MBUX, will be integrated into the center console.
It is reported that the “charged” C63 will receive not a 4.0-liter V8 with two turbines, but a 4.0-liter plug-in hybrid engine based on the M139 engine used in the new A45, where it produces 416 hp. (500 Nm).
We still do not know much about the W206. It is believed that we will have to wait until the beginning of October this year to see the new “workshop” at the Paris Motor Show. Some sources report that over time, customers will be offered a fully electric version of the machine.
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