2021 W206 Mercedes Benz C-Class Spotted in New Spy Photos

Every time there is a new set of spy shots of one of the most anticipated cars of the year, it would be difficult to just pass it on. The 2021 W206 Mercedes Benz C-Class was randomly spotted and spy photographers ensured they captured as many shots as possible. As expected, the vehicle was completely camouflaged which left very little room for our imagination yet it wouldn’t be that bad to start guess, right?

Also Read: 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class Brings in New Driver Assistance Features

By taking a quick look at the spy shots, it is easy to confirm that it sports an Avantgarde form. The large grille dominates a major part of the front fascia of the car. Without removing all this overwhelming camouflage, it might be immediately difficult to make a claim about the car’s design. Despite the known fact, it wouldn’t be an overkill to say right now that the new C-Class from Mercedes doesn’t look all that appealing as expected. Obviously, they are going to showcase it in a whole new way when official press shots are revealed.

Final Design May be Different

Judging a vehicle based on random spy shots is definitely not how one should approach the automobile industry. The 2021 W206 Mercedes Benz C-Class is no different as it has undergone some major changes that we are unable to confirm right away. Going by the looks of the outer shell that could be spotted in the photographs below, it seems they are trying to keep the overall design as crowd friendly as possible. After all, the idea is to make all their next-generation models more approachable in terms of design and pricing. The competition is much higher than it used to be combined with the fact that electric cars are well on their way.

Also Read: 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Roadster Spy Shots Confirm Model is Official

The spy photos confirm that Mercedes Benz has already started testing the next-generation models. While there could be a slight slowdown caused by the pandemic situation, they are well on their way to launch them all in 2021 and the following years. The automobile brand is yet to many official announcements with regards to hybrid vehicles or an all-electric car that would provide the brand value as well as the comfort any Mercedes could offer.

If you are among those who are looking forward to purchasing one, you could keep your hopes in hold until the technical powertrain specifications of the 2021 W206 Mercedes Benz C-Class is revealed by the company. It is not advisable to make a decision based on rumors but rather wait for the word from the brand itself so make sure it is truly futuristic and offers all the features you would require for an enjoyable drive.

Image Credits

Overhauled Mercedes C-Class Borrows Luxury Design and Styling Cues from S-Class

Mercedes-Benz has overhauled its C-Class vehicle lineup by borrowing the luxury design and styling cues from its top spec model, the S-Class. This is expected to boost the image of C-Class from a ‘not very nice’ to something which has a great presence.

The front end has been made longer; the rear end looks short and trimmer while the middle part has the luxurious flourish of the S-Class. The overall length of the vehicle has been increased by four inches, most of which has been used up for legroom for the rear seat passengers.

LED headlights in the front end are standard features, while the large panel roof up is an optional feature, though experts feel that it is worth the price. The test driven model, the Mercedes Benz C400 4Matic, with standard features and an all wheel drive is expected to cost around $50,000. The optional multimedia system, which includes a larger screen, navigation system and a camera, is estimated to increase the price by $2700.

Other optional features include the airmatic adaptive suspension system (approximately $1200) which adds plenty of agility to the C400. The optional adaptive cruise control (estimated at $3000) manages lane centering, alerts and sensors for forward cross traffic and also has an active blind spot alert. The large panoramic roof is also an optional feature expected to cost around $1500.

The interior of the new C-Class has a great S-Class luxurious feel. The ergonomics and the design of the console are great-looking and comfortable for use. All C-class models would feature a larger LCD with the navigation system on the top and a smaller one at the base.

Moreover, many of the features in the car can be managed in many ways through natural gestures and voice commands. The ‘looking’ gesturing can help you navigate through the various selection options such as finding a radio station, selecting the media or entering a destination. Voice command is an optional feature, though. The Burmester Audio, which was a very fairly expensive optional feature earlier, is now a standard feature in the C400 model.

All models would feature 7-speed auto transmission and the optional agility control has multiple drive modes to choose from, including eco, comfort, sport and sport plus modes. Additionally, the driver has the option of customizing all requisite parameters.

The steering wheels feature the ubiquitous paddles. The forward collision alert does not stop the car entirely, but applies partial brake. The lane-keeping and blind spot sensors either give you a vibration warning or set the car in the correct lane or by moving your car away from other vehicles on the road. These sensors can also sense overtaking vehicles and let you know of any potential problems.

The C400 features 3L V6 Twin Turbocharged German engine delivering 329 horsepower and a peak torque of 354 pound-feet and can reach from 0-60 mph in under-5 seconds.