Swimming at C-Level: Mercedes-Benz's new C-Class gets bigger, bolder

Swimming at C-Level: Mercedes-Benz's new C-Class gets bigger, bolder

Few car companies pull off the different-lengths-of-sausage trick better than the Germans. They have a knack for imbuing even the smallest sedans in their lineups with cues from their dreadnaught-class destroyers. For 2022, Mercedes-Benz bakes a solid amount of their flagship into their compact C-Class. There will initially be one model of the new C-Class available in Canada when the car goes on sale in the first quarter of next year. Called the C 300 4MATIC, it’ll come standard with a more efficient and lightened version of the brand’s all-wheel-drive system, one which will permit higher torque levels to be transferred with an ideal axle load distribution. Under the hood is a 2.0L engine paired with a 48-volt on-board electrical system to produce 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Benz estimates the car will sprint to 100 km/h from rest in six seconds flat. Hotter versions will surely follow. Its styling choices are attractive, with a combination of short overhangs and a wheelbase that is 25mm longer than before. The dash-to-axle ratio (distance between the windshield base and front …
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