Mercedes-Benz C-class: not electric, but an All-Terrain

Mercedes-Benz comes with an All-Terrain version of the new C-class. This explains the brand in conversation with various media, including Techzle. It remains a bit more mysterious about other variants.

The brand-new Mercedes-Benz C-class will eventually have a first. Not only the fact that there are only four cylinders available, but also that an All-Terrain is coming. Mercedes-Benz declares that the C-Class Estate will eventually come if it is higher on its wheels and more ruggedly decorated four-wheel drive version. We already know an All-Terrain from big brother E-class, but this is new for the C-class. When the C-Class Estate All-Terrain is not yet clear.

Mercedes-Benz E-class All-Terrain

Mercedes-Benz E-class All-Terrain

The All-Terrain variant will probably be available for the versions that are already available with 4Matic from the outset. Then we initially look at the strongest mild-hybrid variants, the C300 and C300d, 258 hp and 265 hp respectively. However, the C200 and C220d with their 204 hp and 200 hp respectively would not be bad candidates. Whether it will also be available in combination with the plug-in hybrid powertrain of the C300e remains to be seen. Incidentally, it remains to be seen whether it is also intended for the Dutch market.

Coupé and Convertible

Although Mercedes-Benz already wanted to reveal that the All-Terrain is coming, it is significantly more mysterious when it comes to a possible sequel for the C-class Coupé and Cabriolet. Logically, they would appear on the scene a bit later than the Sedan and Estate, but there is no sign of life from prototypes at all. According to Mercedes, the current Coupé and Cabriolet will remain available for a little longer in addition to the new C-class. For the time being, that does not sound very hopeful for those who are hoping for brand new successors.

Not fully electric

In any case, we do not have to count on a fully electric C-class. This platform is ‘not intended for that’ and Mercedes sees it as ‘the most logical step’ to go for plug-in hybrid versions as maximum electrification with this car. Not surprising in itself when you consider that there is an EVA platform intended purely for EVs, on which numerous purely electric EQ models come. The E-class has an electrical equivalent in the form of the EQE, for the S-class the EQS fulfills that role. In the C-class segment, there has been the EQC for a while now. There is no question of an electric sedan next to the C-class for the time being and Mercedes does not in any way hint that this will change. Never say never, competitor BMW, for example, does come with an electric alternative to the 3-series, the new i3.

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