2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 in the UK

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 in the UK

C-Class in the UK Standard features of the new 206-series C-Class Saloon and Estate include electric engine assistance and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new, 206-series C-Class Saloon and Estate are now on sale, prices starting from £38,785 OTR and £40,420 OTR respectively. There’s a wide choice of trim levels: Sport, (C200 and C220d only), AMG Line and AMG Line Premium. But for the ultimate specification, there’s AMG Line Premium Plus, bringing 19-inch five-spoke AMG alloys, panoramic sunroof, and four-zone Thermotronic air conditioning.

Wheel designs and interior trims are model line specific. Perhaps disappointing for some, the traditional grille with a bonnet-mounted star has been discontinued in all markets. From just 1.5 litres, the C200 produces 201bhp and 221lb ft of torque, returning up to 44.1mpg in Saloon form. For those wanting more power, there’s the C300 (Saloon only), which has a robust 254bhp and a high torque figure of 295lb ft thanks to its 2.0-litre engine. There are two diesels to choose from: the best-selling 220d continues, now with 197bhp and 324lb ft of torque, while emitting 124 to 131g/km CO2. The supreme diesel is the C300d powered by a 3.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 261bhp and 406lb ft torque, all while returning up to 55.4mpg.

The 48V Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) mild hybrid system found in all variants at launch provides an extra 20bhp and 147lb ft of torque, and can allow the car to glide with the engine switched off to further save fuel. The 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the range. For the first time, a manual gearbox is unavailable.

The C-Class shares much technology with the S-Class. The centre console is a 11.9-inch touchscreen with the latest MBUX virtual assistant. The digital light system is standard with AMG Line Premium, though projection of road symbols is not available in the UK. A head-up display featuring MBUX Augmented Reality that debuted with the new S-Class is available only with AMG Line Premium Plus. The Driving Assistance Package Plus is a £1,695 option for AMG Line Premium Plus spec cars and comprises a full suite of safety technology including Active Evasive Steering Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist. Arriving later is the plug-in hybrid C300e with an all-electric range of 62 miles (WLTP).

Despite the All-Terrain estate not coming to the UK, a diesel plug-in hybrid and the much anticipated AMG variants are in the pipeline.

The first 206-series C-Classes will arrive in the UK later this year. Every new C-Class engine now features a 48V mild hybrid system. Even base Sport trim line gets a 12.3-inch digital driver display.

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