The current C-Class sedan received a mid-cycle update for this year, but irrespective of the fact, the German automaker started working on the new-gen model already. Truth to be told, the last total redesign happened back in 2014, so it’s not any fonder at all why they are building the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan.
The redesigned model will be introduced late next year, but it won’t reach showrooms before 2020. This means that the automaker has more than enough time to implement planned changes for its compact sedan. This very first testing prototype doesn’t really reveal the details, but it shows something important. Judging by the spy shots, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will definitely look sportier. Even though it’s in the first phase of development, the prototype clearly sits closer to the ground. Its size, on the other hand, appears to be unchanged for now. The camouflaged front-end most likely hides the similar treatment as the new CLS-Class model. Meaning, the redesigned compact sedan will get a pair of new headlights and more aggressive grille. Mercedes will turn things around in the back. More precisely, the vehicle will give away its current vertically-oriented taillights in favor of horizontally arranged lights. This is something that the automaker did with all new models, so the same fate waits for the 2021 C-Class without any doubt.
The redesigned compact sedan will ride on a new, lighter, and stiffer architecture. The weight cut will be accomplished with an extensive use of aluminum. Also, the chassis will support new drivetrain technologies, so you can expect to see a mild-hybrid technology hooked up with every available internal consumption engine. There will be a few plug-in hybrid options as well. Unofficially, the models will be able to travel around 70 miles without any interfering of its engine.
Since the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan appears to feature pretty much the same footprint as the current model, we don’t expect any additional space inside. Still, we may be wrong, because the sedan rides on a new platform that might bring some better solutions for the cabin arrangement. In any case, we know that the automaker won’t skip the occasion to add its new technologies including the new MBUX electronics interface.
Stay tuned for updates.