Mercedes has released the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class model year marks the start of a new generation with more luxury and a greater number of high-tech features. We expect to see the redesigned C-class in Mercedes dealerships by the end of 2022.

ENGINE AND IMPLEMENTATION

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will continue to be powered by a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but this time around it’s enhanced by a 48-volt hybrid system that can temporarily provide up to 20 extra horsepower.

All-wheel drive remains an option with rear-wheel drive being the standard setup; a nine-speed automatic is the only gearbox offered. We haven’t had a chance to test the 2022 C-class at our test track, but Mercedes-Benz estimates that it will hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

We believe that number is fairly conservative, since the previous generation C-class managed a 5.4-second result.

ENERGY AND REAL WORLD-MPG

The EPA hasn’t posted fuel efficiency estimates for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class yet, but the new car’s ratings shouldn’t deviate much from the current model, which is rated at 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

When we get a chance, we’ll put the new C-class through our 75-mph highway fuel economy test and report its results here. For more information about the C-class’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

The most dramatic change for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  comes in the form of a new high-tech cabin. All models come with a digital gauge display, touch-sensitive controls, and a host of amenities. The new model sports a steering wheel that looks similar to that of the redesigned S-class sedans, and Mercedes offers a generous list of standard luxury features such as heated front seats with memory settings, a sunroof, open-pore wood trim, and aluminum accents.

Overall, the 2022 C-class is about 2.5-inches longer than the outgoing model and its wheelbase has been stretched by an inch. Mercedes-Benz says that results in more rear-seat legroom, but we won’t know how noticeable the difference is in real life until we get a chance to test-drive the new model.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS

A large, 12.3-inch vertically oriented infotainment display similar to the one in the redesigned S-class sedan sweeps up from the center console and toward a trio of round air vents on the upper dashboard. The touchscreen is tilted slightly toward the driver for easier use while driving and runs the most up-to-date version of Mercedes’s MBUX infotainment system— complete with the voice-activated digital assistant, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and online access via a Wi-Fi hotspot. All models also come with an 11.9-inch digital gauge display and a fingerprint sensor to authenticate the driver’s unique profile for memory settings. A head-up display, a wireless smartphone charging pad, an ambient lighting system, and a Burmester surround sound stereo system are all optional extras.

PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

Mercedes equips the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with a host of standard driver-assistance features but unfortunately, the car’s coolest tech, which includes an adaptive cruise-control system that utilizes navigation data to adjust the vehicle’s speed for upcoming curves and roundabouts, is still optional.

For more information about the C-class’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features are likely to include:

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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

EngineTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, 3.0 L

EPA ClassSubcompact Cars

Style NameAMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet

DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity4

Passenger Doors2

Body StyleConvertible

TransmissionTransmission: 9-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT Automatic -inc: shift paddles and DYNAMIC SELECT

Dimensions

Vehicle

EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)4204

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity4

Second Leg Room (in)32

Front Shoulder Room (in)54.8

Front Head Room (in)38.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)47.8

Second Head Room (in)35.6

Front Leg Room (in)42

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)111.8

Track Width, Rear (in)61.3

Height, Overall (in)55.3

Length, Overall (in)184.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)3.6

Track Width, Front (in)63.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)71.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)8.8

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)17.4

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)22

EPA Fuel Economy Est – City (MPG)19

EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy (MPG)28

Performance Specs

Engine

Engine Order CodeNA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM384 @ 2500

Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection

Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM385 @ 6100

Displacement3.0 L/183

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.07

DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive

First Gear Ratio (:1)5.35

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00

Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.64

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.86

Trans Order CodeNA

Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.24

Reverse Ratio (:1)4.80

Trans Description Cont. AgainNA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.21

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.72

Trans Type9

Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.25

Brakes

Brake Type4-Wheel Disc

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.6

Disc – Rear (Yes or )Yes

Brake ABS System4-Wheel

Drum – Rear (Yes or )NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)14.2

Disc – Front (Yes or )Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)NA

Steering

Steering TypeRack-Pinion

Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb (ft)38.4

Tires

Front Tire Order CodeR66

Spare Tire SizeNA

Front Tire SizeP225/45HR18

Rear Tire Order CodeR66

Rear Tire SizeP245/40HR18

Spare Tire Order CodeNA

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel MaterialNA

Front Wheel MaterialAluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)18 X 8.5

Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum

Spare Wheel Size (in)NA

Suspension

Suspension Type – FrontStrut

Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link

Suspension Type – RearMulti-Link

Suspension Type – Front (Cont.)Strut
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