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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class outed ahead of official debut

By Tom Fraser, 22 Feb 2021 Car News

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class outed ahead of official debut

Our first look at an undisguised next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been leaked online before its official debut later this week. 

Images posted to social media reveal the next-generation W206 C-Class that’s set to take the fight to newer rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and recently-facelifted Lexus IS premium sedans.

Design attributes obviously follow the S-Class and E-Class, featuring similar slim headlights to the two flagships, a high waist line down the side and the triangular-shape tail lights that have become commonplace on newer Mercedes designs.

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Photos of both the standard styling package and the AMG Line can be seen, with the AMG stepping up the looks through the use of a more aggressive front apron and sportier wheels.  

The 2022 C-Class sports a very similar interior design to that of the new S-Class, with the ‘waterfall’-look dash descending down into the centre console.

A large portrait-mount infotainment screen takes pride of place, doing away with the physical dial controller of the previous generation.

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A new thin three-spoke steering wheel can be seen equipped with touch-capacitive buttons.

The dash also features some interesting pin striping, expected to be one of many choices as part of interior design options.

All models will now receive full-digital instrument clusters instead of physical dials. 

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While we can only make out what the 2022 C-Class looks like in this leak, we know that the entire range will drop six- and eight-cylinder engines and rely on turbocharged and electrified four-cylinder power going forward. 

Full details will be known once the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is officially unveiled on February 24.