2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
- Starting at $43,550 MSRP*
- 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine with EQ Boost (255 horsepower / 295 lb-ft of torque) and 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
- Second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) with 11.9-inch high-resolution display and three display styles (Sporty, Classic and Understated) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service)
- Optional New Generation Driver Assistance Package with S-Class level of technology
- Wireless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
- Heated front seats with memory and lumbar support
- Available AMG® Line with AMG® body styling, floor mats, and wheels
- Optional Driver Assistance features including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Steering Assist, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, Active Stop-and-Go Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and more
About the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
As the highest-volume model in the Mercedes-Benz model lineup, the iconic C-Class has taken yet another tremendous leap forward with expanded technology, performance capabilities, and precision craftsmanship. Its remarkable exterior design appears to be in motion even at a standstill due to its short front overhang, long wheelbase, and rear overhang. Thanks to the addition of EQ Boost, the C-Class now benefits from enhanced efficiency and additional power from a 48-volt mid-hybrid system. The same commitment to excellence translates to the premium cabin of the C-Class as well. Inside, you’ll discover an array of state-of-the-art connectivity and multimedia functions like the second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system. You’ll also have access to the latest driver-assistance technology, featuring next-generation features initially developed for the flagship S-Class sedan. Eager to add a more aggressive look to your C-Class? Upgrade to the optional AMG® Line package to receive AMG® body styling, wheels, and exclusive interior accents. As one of the most popular luxury sedans in history, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is smarter and more sophisticated than ever before.
What the Critics Say
In terms of its ambiance and touchable technology, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class interior makes the cabins of BMW’s 3 Series range and even Audi’s A4 look and feel like downmarket items.” — MotorTrend
This “Hey, Mercedes” driver interface is now in its second generation, and it has 50 percent more processing power. This intuitive system, which uses Artificial Intelligence, can be operated by voice control, by the center touchscreen, and by buttons on the steering wheel. As a junior S-Class of sorts, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is remarkably well equipped.” — Kelley Blue Book
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Features
Seductive Styling & Capable Performance
Instantly recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz, the composed and confident look of the C-Class helps announce your arrival from every angle. Embracing the concept of what’s known as “cab-backward” design, the elongated hood and timeless sloping profile of the C-Class emphasize motion even when at a standstill. Beneath the hood lies a potent yet efficient 2.0L Inline-4 turbo engine featuring 48-volt on-board electrical system technology known as EQ Boost. Standard DYNAMIC SELECT and a 9G-TRONIC transmission combine to provide the C-Class with unrivaled agility and responsiveness for an engaging drive. For enhanced capability, the iconic 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system offers a significant weight reduction compared to the prior generation for an ideal axle load distribution and improved driving dynamics. Standard across the Mercedes-Benz C-Class range is the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with continuously adjustable damping, capable of delivering athletic handling at high speeds and a composed ride around town.
Designed to balance technological innovation with driver-focused comfort — the interior of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is truly a showcase of progressive functionality. Modern yet minimalist, the dashboard layout is clearly sectioned into upper and lower halves that add a sense of purpose to the interior. Positioned within easy reach of the driver is a stunning 11.9-inch tablet-style center touchscreen complemented by a standard 12.3-inch high-resolution display as standard. Each can be personalized with distinctive themes and layouts to match your preferences. Also available is a useful head-up display that projects key drive information in a virtual image measuring 9 x 3 inches floating above the hood within your line of sight. Over-the-air (OTA) software updates help ensure that your C-Class is always benefitting from the latest features and capabilities within the multimedia system. A standard fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication adds an additional layer of protection and security when accessing your personal information inside of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Equipped with the latest generation of advanced driver-assist technology, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class continues to set the benchmark for the compact luxury sedan segment when it comes to safety. In addition to the class-leading list of standard equipment found on the previous generation, the latest C-Class comes equipped with Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC that has the ability to automatically maintain a fixed distance from vehicles ahead. Another groundbreaking feature is Active Steering Assist that includes additional lane recognition with its 360° camera. Standard PRE-SAFE® protection surrounds you from every side of the vehicle, acting as an additional barrier to prevent severe injury in the event of a collision. Reinforced crash structures and enhanced structural improvements help protect each occupant of the C-Class in the event of the unthinkable. Mercedes-Benz remains committed to producing some of the safest vehicles on the road today with the C-Class setting the new standard.