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Mercedes-Benz presented the fifth generation of its C-Class

The German firm officially presented the fifth generation of the C-Class, a midsize sedan that boasts a design inherited from its older brothers. At first glance it doesn’t look significantly different from the previous generation, but the changes are in the details.

At the front, the more stylized design of the headlights stands out and gives the appearance of having a frown, while the grille, now wider, can be seen throughout the line of sedans of the German firm, from the A-class to the S.

The chest features two bumps that add some muscle, while the skulls are also familiar to us. Inside there is a central 10.25-inch vertical screen, which integrates the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system. To this screen is added another horizontal one behind the steering wheel for the instrument panel.

The C-Class 2022 will debut the new platform called MRA 2, an evolution of the current MRA (Modular Rear Architecture), which will share some elements with the EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture) platform used for the future generation of EQ electric models.

Mercedes will abandon xenon lighting in favor of LED systems, which will offer a powerful beam of light of up to 600 meters. It will also receive an evolution of the assistance systems to show off a level 2 semi-autonomous driving.

At the powertrain level, it will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with lightweight hybridization technology, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It will also feature petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid variants, both with an electric mode range of more than 100 kilometers. The new C-Class will hit dealerships early next year.