2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be Made Right Here in SA

March 3, 2021

The new sixth generation of C-Class has recently been revealed by Mercedes-Benz and this model will be the first in its line with an electrified engine. 

The new C-Class will show off technology from S-Class, but with a makeover to take on the BMW 3 Series.


The styling comes more from the A-Class, CLS, CLA and E-Class according to TimesLive. The C-Class will be sportier and have a shorter front and rear.

The six-cylinder engines are gone and four-cylinder petrol and diesel motors powered by 48 volt mild-hybrid systems have arrived in their place. The model also has an integrated starter generator (ISG) installed.

The petrol engines, which are the C180 and C200 both have 1.5-litre turbocharged engines. The C180 generates 125kW with 200Nm, which can get to 100km/h in 8.67 seconds and has atop speed of 231km/h.

The C200, on the other hand, will deliver 150kW with 250Nm that hits 100km/h in 7.3 seconds and the top speed is said to be 246km/h.

The C300 is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine generating 190kW with 400Nm with a top speed of 250km/h. The C300 can get to 100km/h in just 6.0 seconds.

The Diesel and Electric Range

The diesel range consists of the C220d that delivers 147kW with 440Nm with a top speed of 245km/h that can hit 100km/h in 7.3 seconds.  

There are more line-ups for the diesel lovers, including the C300d that generates 195kW with 550Nm that reaches 100km/h in 5.7 seconds.  

In terms of electric, the C300 is electronically limited with a top speed of 250km/h.

The C-Class range will introduce the C300e plug-in hybrid in a few months that will have a similar engine to the C300 but with a 25.4kWh battery back that creates 95kW and 440Nm. The model will offer a driving distance of 100km in electric mode.

All new C-Class’s come with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Drivers can look forward to a standing LCD screen and a 10.25 or 12.3-inch screen is offered that stands in the centre.

The new Mercedes-Benz C Class will be built right here in East London and will launch in South Africa in the latter part of 2021.

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