2021 Mercedes C-Class price, specs and release date

Russell Campbell
December 04, 2018

The 2021 Mercedes C-Class is on the way and we have an exclusive picture of how the car could look. Read on for the new C-Class’ price, specs and release date

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    From £35k est

Our resident car designer has imagined the 2021 Mercedes C-Class. It’ll get a huge grille and LED headlights that base their design on the face of the new Mercedes A-Class. Keep reading for the car’s full price, specs and release date.


2021 Mercedes C-Class price and release date

The Mercedes C-Class has been on sale since 1993 when the name replaced the old Mercedes 190E. The 2021 Mercedes C-Class is expected to represent a almost as big a jump with hybrid technology being offered across the range. As a result, prices are expected to increase from £33,000 to £35,000 for a basic 2021 Mercedes C-Class.

2021 Mercedes C-Class specs

So far, you’ve only seen the 2021 Mercedes C-Class undergoing early testing outside the company’s base in Stuttgart while wearing extremely heavily camouflage. This exclusive render, however, peels away the mask showing us that the 2021 Mercedes C-Class will look like a baby version of the as-yet-unseen new S-Class.

Up front, though, the diamond cut grille is reminiscent of what’s seen on the A-Class. Its prominent Mercedes badge hides the various sensors used by the new car’s autonomous driving tech. Either side of it, LED headlights are likely to be standard while matrix LEDs – that allow you to use the powerful full beams even when there are other cars in front of you – will be optional.

The lower bumper, meanwhile, hints at this being one of the most aerodynamic saloons Mercedes has ever built with breathers ahead of the front wheels that help smooth the air around the front of the car. Along the sides, strong creases help make the new C-Class look more poised while the sloping roofline and rounded rear end again aid  aerodynamics.

That’s all done to save fuel – not something that’s unique to the Mercedes – but what would be unique is the EQ-boost function that’s tipped to be fitted to the car.

Made possible by the 2021 Mercedes C-Class’ 48V power supply, it is set to be fitted to all models to help save fuel and to provide a 100hp performance boost when overtaking via an electric motor that’s fitted to the car’s gearbox.

We’ll have more on the new C-Class soon, so bookmark this page to keep up with all the latest news.