Mercedes-Benz’s 6th-generation completely changed model’The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class’, which has innovated in every aspect, will be released on the 23rd at 2pm (local time) by Mercedes-Benz. me media) was released for the first time in the world.
The C-Class is one of the most popular Mercedes-Benz models, and the current fifth-generation C-Class sedan and estate model launched in 2014 sold more than 2.5 million units worldwide. The completely modified 6th generation The New C-Class redefines modern luxury by efficiently combining sportiness and comfort, sensitivity and intelligence through cutting-edge technology and digitalization.
In particular, the comfortable and stable interior finished with high-quality materials is equipped with advanced technologies such as biometric login, 2nd generation MBUX including smart home function, the latest driving assistance system and AR navigation, and the appearance of a personalized’comfort zone’ Implemented as Furthermore, as the first model lineup to apply electrification to all car models, Mercedes-Benz has implemented’Electric First’, which is the electrification priority strategy pursued by Mercedes-Benz.
All models of The New C-Class are equipped with electrification technology, combining diesel and gasoline engines with an integrated starter-generator (ISG). In particular, for the first time, it introduced a powertrain in which ISG is combined with a diesel engine. ISG provides features such as gliding, boosting and regenerative braking through a 48-volt on-board electrical system, boasting excellent power transmission and efficiency.
All models of The New C-Class are equipped with a 9-speed transmission developed for ISG. In addition, a fourth-generation plug-in hybrid model with a significantly improved electric mileage will also be released. The new C-Class plug-in hybrid is equipped with a 25.4kWh battery, which means 100km per full charge.Abnormal driving is possible.
The exterior of The New C-Class has a dynamic proportion with a combination of a short front overhang, a long wheelbase and a rear overhang, giving the impression that the vehicle is moving even when stopped. A sporty bonnet with a power bulge further highlights this effect. The new C-Class has an overall length of 4,751mm and an overall width of 1,820mm, which is larger than the previous generation model, and the wheelbase is increased by 25mm to 2,865mm, providing more spacious interior space. Despite the larger body compared to the previous model, the air resistance coefficient is 0.24Cd (based on the sedan model), the same as the previous model.
The interior, which had already shown outstanding design aesthetics in the previous C-Class, is further advanced in the new C-Class. It adopted the characteristics of the flagship sedan The New S-Class to add sportiness, and the second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), which was first introduced through The New S-Class, is also installed to present a more intelligent aspect.
The second-generation MBUX can log in quickly, conveniently and safely through a fingerprint scanner located under the central display. Personalized settings and data such as favorites, behavior-based predictions, and business schedules are secured. In addition, by using the MBUX Smart Home function, various electronic devices in the house can be controlled even in the car. Sensors and actuators allow remote monitoring and control of the temperature, lighting, shutters and electronics inside the house.
In this way, C-Class has implemented a vehicle as a personalized’comfort zone’ by allowing the vehicle and passengers to interact with each other in a smart, intuitive, individualized manner.
The New C-Class includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, including the latest generation of driving assistance packages.This is installed to reduce driver fatigue and create a safer and more comfortable driving environment. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC enables the response to a vehicle in a stationary state while driving from 60 km/h to 100 km/h, and Active Steering Assist uses a 360° camera to detect additional lanes, low speed. The formation of emergency passages while driving, curve performance on unpaved roads, and lane keeping ability on paved roads have been improved. In addition to the existing speed limit, Traffic Sign Assist recognizes road construction signs and adds stop signs and red traffic light warning functions. In addition, various convenience specifications introduced through the S-Class such as ENERGIZING Comfort, AIR-BALANCE Package, and DIGITAL LIGHT can be selected as options.
Mercedes-Benz Korea plans to release the new C-Class, which was unveiled for the first time in the world today, in Korea at the end of this year.