Old vs New: 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206), like the new design better?

Shaun · Feb 24, 2021 02:44 PM

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The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206) was just unveiled globally. Now, let’s take a side-by-side look at the W206 C-Class and its predecessor, the W205 C-Class.

Exterior

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The W206 C-Class adopts the current design language of Mercedes-Benz with sharp headlamps and L-shaped LED DRLs. AMG Line variant gets unique 3-pointed star pin design element on the front grille.

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Dimensions

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dimensions
Dimensions W206 C-Class W205 C-Class
Length (mm) 4,751 4,686
Width (mm) 1,820 1,810
Height (mm) 1,438 1,447
Wheelbase (mm) 2,865 2,840

In terms of exterior dimensions, the W206 C-Class has grown quite a bit. The most significant increase being the overall length, now 65 mm longer than before.

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Over to the rear, the slim horizontal taillamps enhances the width of the W206 C-Class. It also sharpens up the rear end compared to its predecessor.

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Interior

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Inside, the infotainment display is now positioned in a portrait orientation as opposed to the landscape/horizontal in the W205 C-Class. The air vents are more rectangular and there appears to be fewer buttons on the centre console than before.

Infotainment display

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The front seats are also redesigned, but the colour scheme seen in the W206 C-Class here may not be applicable when it arrives in Malaysia.

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Over to the rear seats, it appears to be more sculptured compared to before, with a more inclined seat bench more additional thigh support. But we can only confirm this once we get our hands on it.

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When will the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206) be launched in Malaysia?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to go on sale in Europe late-March. A reasonable time frame for the first batch of fully-imported units to arrive in Malaysia would be around 9 months later. Therefore, we're expecting the W206 C-Class to arrive in Malaysia early-2022.

This is assuming that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will follow the same introduction plan as the W205, by launching the model with imported (CBU) units first, with locally-assembled (CKD) units to follow later.

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So, do you prefer the design of the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206) over its predecessor?

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