The Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup will comprise three trim levels for the 2022 model year. They will be the Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle Trims, in order of fanciness.
The C-Class trim packages have been specifically curated for the U.S. market, the automaker says, and all can be had in rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Along with the standard equipment, every trim level will be offered with options for customization.
All three trim levels will also be offered with an AMG Line optional package. The sporty-looking C-Class package will add AMG body styling, black accents, AMG wheels, a “diamond grille” whose Mercedes star is finished in chrome. Inside, meanwhile, the AMG line adds a flat-bottom steering wheel, AMG floor mats, and an MB-Tex Dashboard.
Available across all trims is the 12.3-inch driver display and the 11.9-inch center infotainment screen. The screens take their cue from the design language set by the S-Class. Unique to the C-Class, though, is a 6° tilt of the touchscreen towards the driver to make it easier to use all of the infotainment screen’s features.
To add to the C-Class’s sense of luxury Mercedes is also adding new upholstery options for the car’s interior. Outside, meanwhile, the automaker is introducing five new paint colors as well as new wheel options.
Both the C 300 and the C 300 4MATIC sedan are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A 48-volt “mild-hybrid” system can add an extra 20 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque on top of that for short bursts, though it is optimized for smooth acceleration and power delivery.
Deliveries for American buyers will begin in the first half of 2022, Mercedes says.
Note: European specification Mercedes-Benz C-Class pictured