Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is scheduled to arrive in the US early next year. The new C-Class stands out in the compact segment with its design theme that’s borrowed from larger S-Class and it’s also packed with the latest technologies.

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2022 C-Class is based on a new platform with standard 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. A six-cylinder engine won’t be offered, since the C-Class is now only available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged four-cylinder has 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, but the mild-hybrid assist system with its integrated starter-generator, adds an additional 20 hp and 148 lb-ft. of torque when needed. The powertrain is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz says that the rear-wheel drive C300 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. The all-wheel drive C 300 4Matic takes the exact same time to reach 60 mph and both models have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.

The new C-Class is a bit larger than its predecessor with a 112.8-inch long wheelbase and a body that is 2.5 inches longer at 187 inches. That translates to more space inside. Mercedes-Benz says that rear knee room has increased by almost 1.5 inches and headroom in the second row has increased by 0.5 inches.

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Speaking of the interior, it now looks more upscale than before with lots of features that are borrowed from the new S-Class. The dashboard features a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, but in the center there’s a portrait-oriented 11.9-inch screen that features the MBUX infotainment system.

The C-Class also gets fingerprint recognition and an optional augmented-reality navigation system.

Although Mercedes-Benz also revealed the new C-Class wagon on Tuesday, it has no plans to bring it here. We also don’t know the fate of the C-Class coupe or convertible, but it has been reported that Mercedes-Benz plans to reduce the number of coupes and convertibles in offers. For now we’ll just have to wait and see if the other C-Class models have been dropped.