2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class price and specs

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is considerably more expensive than its predecessor but it packs more equipment.

The base car climbs a significant $12,000 over the old one, but Mercedes counters by claiming it has about $10,000 worth of extra equipment, and is larger.

Two C-Class variants will be initially available and both will be powered by turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines with a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Prices start at $78,900 before on-road costs for the entry-level C200 and extends to $90,400 before on-road costs for the C300. The latter is $15,100 more expensive than the outgoing C300.

The new prices are non-negotiable, as per Mercedes-Benz’s switch to an agency distribution model on January 1.

All Australian-market models will be fitted with the AMG Line exterior and interior appearance package.

Mercedes-Benz says there are further variants expected including high-performance models.

We expect to see the all-new C43 emerge overseas soon, while the new C63 halo – set to be a turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid – is expected to make its premiere about six months later.

There’s also the C350e plug-in hybrid (PHEV), available in other markets, which won’t be available at launch. Local timing has yet to be announced.

In August 2021, Mercedes-Benz revealed the wagon and the higher-riding All-Terrain variants of the new-generation C-Class won’t be coming to Australia.

This new-generation C-Class was first revealed in February 2021, but Mercedes-Benz announced in December 2021 it was delaying the local launch.

The delay was to ensure adequate supply of the new car, though buyers could still find themselves on a wait list for the new sedan.

It’s heavily inspired by the current-generation S-Class flagship sedan inside and out, following a long tradition of C-Class models looking like baby S-Class sedans.

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Pricing

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz C200: $78,900
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300: $90,400

This price includes GST and luxury car tax if applicable, but excludes on-road costs

Engines

Powering the entry-level 2022 Mercedes-Benz C200 is a 1.5-litre ‘M254’ turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 150kW of power and 300Nm of torque. This engine is bolstered by a 48V mild-hybrid system.

The C300 on the other hand is powered by a larger 2.0-litre ‘M254’ turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 190kW and 400Nm. This engine also has a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Both of these powertrains send power to the rear wheels only through a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration from 0-100km/h for each of the two variants takes 7.3 seconds and 6.0 seconds, respectively.

The 48V mild-hybrid systems in both versions of the M254 powertrain power an integrated starter-generator that makes the stop-start less perceptible.

The mild-hybrid system also allows short boosts of extra power. The 2.0-litre engine in the C300 is capable of producing an extra 20kW with this “overboost” feature.

Fuel Economy

Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range are as follows:

  • C200: 6.9L/100km
  • C300: 7.3L/100km

Both of these models require 98 RON premium unleaded petrol and have a 66L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class measures in at 4793mm long, 1820mm wide and 1437mm tall, with a 2865mm wheelbase.

Boot space is 455L with the rear seats upright.

Servicing and Warranty

All 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models are covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Mercedes-Benz offers a three-, four- and five-year servicing plan for the C-Class and service intervals are 12 months or 25,000km, whichever comes first.

Pricing for the service plans are as follows:

  • Three services: $2650
  • Four services: $3600
  • Five services: $5200

Safety

The new-generation 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • 10 airbags including a centre-front airbag
  • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist (braking-based)
  • Blind-spot monitoring

The optional Driving Assistance Package Plus, standard on the C300, adds the following standard safety features:

  • AEB junction assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Lane-keep assist (steering assist)
  • Lane-following assist
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Side-impact anticipation and protection system

Standard Equipment

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C200 comes with the following standard features:

  • 18-inch Tantalite Grey five-spoke alloy wheels
  • 11.9-inch MBUX portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment display
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Fingerprint scanner for driver profiles
  • Satellite navigation
  • Mercedes me Connect app functionality
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Powered boot closing
  • Electrically-adjustable sports seats with four-way lumbar support
  • AMG-line interior trim
  • AMG floor mats
  • 64-colour ambient lighting
  • Illuminated front door sill with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • AMG Line grille insert
  • AMG body styling
  • Electrically-adjustable side mirrors with electric folding and heating
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Dynamic Select system with four selectable driving modes

Stepping up to the C300 adds:

  • 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Privacy glass

Notable optional extras include:

  • Digital Light Package
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Augmented reality navigation

Colours

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Spectral Blue metallic
  • High-Tech Silver metallic
  • Opalite White metallic
  • Hyacinth Red metallic
  • Obsidian Black metallic
  • Graphite grey metallic
  • Mojave Silver metallic
  • Cavansite Blue metallic
  • Selenite Grey metallic
  • Polar White

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