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Old 24th February 2021, 12:32   #31
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Disappointing that only 4 cylinder engines will be provided.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...including-amgs

Looks like this will be trend with all German Manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions.

The BMW M340i may well be the last non "M" BMW with an inline 6.

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Old 24th February 2021, 12:34   #32
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The newest C-Class looks like an attempt by Mercedes to rebrand their Mid-Size sedan as a baby S-Class.

The interior styling cues, as well as the rear-axle steering along with the Digital Headlights, have all percolated from the W223 down to the W206.
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Old 24th February 2021, 13:01   #33
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Totally agree on the above points.
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Merc's are really upping the game and their upgrades to their predecessors are definitely more substantial than what their competition( MAINLY BMW, AUDI ) do.
Voice assistants such as the MBUX are capable of handling most requests that would otherwise require shifting attention from the road to the ever prominent screens that make up the dash of most modern cars.

However, it is desirable to have certain analogue controls, especially for drive modes, climate control and parking cameras to allow for muscle memory to do its magic like in the times of yore!

A big disadvantage of these centralised command systems wherein everything is integrated into the screens is that there is no failsafe in the event that the electronics malfunction! When the screen goes kaput, you might be stuck without air-conditioning, navigation and music.
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I love the way the car looks. Keen to see if they offer Designo Selenite Grey Magno as a colour option - I think the car looks amazing in that shade of grey. Surprised to see no model badging on the rear of the car - distinguishing this baby Merc from the new gen E and S is going to be difficult in the first look.

I prefer the w205 gen's taillights. These new lights look very Superb like IMHO. The distinctive C shape lights look amazing.

My w205 c300d is a hoot to drive and I am expecting the 265 hp monster pot in the new-gen to perform no less. If rear-wheel steering and 4matic are options that are provided in India, I will be very much tempted to get the new-gen. Looking forward to test-driving the car when it launches in India.

PS: Mercedes should strongly consider launching the hybrid powertrain in India. C300e/C300de with a combined power upwards HP of 306 ps and 650 nm should be really fun to drive!

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Am I the only one who thinks the exterior design looks similar to the A-class limousine.
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Old 24th February 2021, 14:10   #36
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I think with the new C-class Mercedes is introducing a plug-in hybrid that makes more sense. First there is 100-km all-electric range. This isn't really a game changer, and it is down to the bigger battery. Anyway, if one takes a break every 300-350km on a highway drive, a good portion of that distance can be driven on electricity. The significant addition is the DC fast charging ability to charge at 55kW, so that the battery can be fully recharged within a 30-minute stop. Typically, plug-in hybrids charge at 3.6kW or 7.2kW AC, and it makes very little sense to charge them while on a short stop during a highway trip.

Mercedes A and B class plug-in hybrids already offer DC fast charging at 22kW as standard (at least in Finland) and the C-class takes it even further. Many DC fast chargers in Finland support 50kW, but typically the cost is based on the duration of charging session rather than kW delivered. So, plugging in a car that can take only 22kW to a charger supporting 50kW may not be a great deal. So, the C-class makes sense from charging cost point of view as well.

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Looking at the interior, it's becoming painfully clear that all manufacturers are moving towards jazzy touch screens and getting rid of old switches. Called me old school, but I'm not a fan of touch screens as such. No doubt they look modern and up the ante of the car but I prefer switches and dials for basic work such as volume and AC temperature. The convenience provided by them can't be matched by these screens.

I also, feel that with bigger size, they are more of a distraction than a utility especially during night. At least for me, I don't need these screens except for navigation and I feel 6-8" are good enough. Manufacturer's could have provided luxurious switches to update the cabin look and feel but sadly they have totally discarded them
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In my mind Mercedes has always been associated with something more classy, more luxury and more royalty. The current Gen is the one that actually fits into these easily.
BMW has always been the sleeker mean machine and that is what this new model reminds me off.
I too detest the touch screens as after using it for 3 years in my current car, I still have to look at it for changing the radio channel everytime.
Probably good time to scout for good discounts in the outgoing model.
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Minute detail, but when I see this :
looked to me like a BMW.
The 5th-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class-mercercedescclassleak_2.jpg

Seen side by side by my wide-angled shot of the 330i M-sport
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Old 24th February 2021, 16:39   #40
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We have owned C class from W202, W203, W204 & W205 generations in my family and by far W205 seems the best with respect to interior and exterior design.
My prefererence W205 > W204 >W206 >W202 >W203 in terms of styling.
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