Well, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is here. The 2022 model year launched the W206 chassis, which is an all-new design inside and out. It carries over the rounded shape on the exterior and inside is a light copy of the current S-Class with it’s heavy use of screens and a waterfall-style layout directly into the center console. All the current cars are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with a 48-volt hybrid system, which I’m sure will be easy to diagnose and repair in the year 2029. Three trim levels are available with the “Premium”, “Executive”, and “Pinnacle”, the latter of which tops out at $48,550. However, this being a new car in 2022 and not for sale at a factory dealer, you can guess the price…
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Model: C300 4Matic
Engine: Turbocharged 2.0 liter Inline-4
Transmission: 9-speed automatic
Mileage: 10 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $59,950 Buy It Now
While certainly impressive and very sharp with the new tech integration, all I can see is where they cut costs. The vinyl still looks really cheap and probably feels that way and the plastic stalks for the drive selector and turn signals are the worst cheap plastic I’ve ever seen. It is borrowed from the entry entry-level A-Class and just has no “weight” at all. The things that you literally touch every time you drive are not where you want to put your cheapest parts. That is what drives me nuts. I guess it is a wait-and-see for the hybrid system down the road, but that sort of complication doesn’t give me confidence these are made for the long haul, and Mercedes probably knows that. It does pack enough punch to get to 60-mph around 6 seconds, so at least that is not terrible.
The asking price for this dealer in Miami is $60,000. Thanks to some Googling, that is $10,000 over sticker price. That explains why despite the window sticker being literally in the window, we don’t get a close-up of it. So unless you want this car today, just wait a couple weeks and you’ll be able to snag one at your local dealer.