The market launch of the 2022 Mercedes C-Class is not far away
German luxury car brand Mercedes is likely to launch the new C-Class in May 2022 in India. The fifth-generation (W206) C-Class was globally revealed about a year ago.
MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, Martin Schwenk, expects the new generation C-Class to follow its predecessor’s footsteps and “further drive up volumes”.
With an exterior styling influenced by the new generation S-Class, the 2022 C-Class is 65 mm longer than the outgoing model that is all but out of stock now.
On the inside, along with more space, there is new age technology throughout, including the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, taken straight from the big daddy S-Class.
Both petrol and diesel engines should be on offer in India and all will come with an integrated starter-generator (ISG), although the exact details of the powertrains which will be offered here is unknown.
Mercedes could launch the 2022 C-Class in C200 and C200d forms. The former comes with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit good for 167 HP and 250 Nm, while the oil burner will deliver 197 HP and 440 torques. A 9-speed automatic gearbox will be the sole transmission on offer.
Before the 2022 Mercedes C-Class launch takes place in May however, the German car manufacturer is expected to introduce the Maybach S580 in the country this March. It will be assembled at the firm’s factory in Chakan, Maharashtra.