Prototypes of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class spotted again in tests

Prototypes of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class spotted again in tests

August 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured several prototypes of the updated compact Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan at once. The vehicles received significantly less camouflage.

Judging by the video that appeared on the walkoARTvideos YouTube channel, the engineers of the German brand are currently testing prototypes of the updated compact C-class sedan with might and main. There is less camouflage on these vehicles than before (especially in the front), where most of the massive false panels have disappeared. The front bumper details are still not visible, but it’s not hard to see the slimmer headlights and the basic design of the false radiator grille. One of the test cars appears to be a version of the novelty from AMG’s sports division, possibly the C53, which could use a mild-hybrid version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Overall, we expect the next generation C-Class to have styling similar to the new E-Class unveiled earlier this year.

The large corner air intakes on the bottom of the front bumper will be connected across the full width of the bumper, although this shape will be offered in different versions depending on the trim level. The taillights are not very visible in this video, but they will have a horizontal orientation, and not the vertical orientation that the current version of the car has.

The new generation of the German sedan is expected to be built on a modified version of the current MRA platform, and thanks to this, there should be a little more space in the cabin. The interior will also be completely revamped, including the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system.

The official presentation of the new C-class generation W206 will take place either at the end of this year or in the first quarter of next.