Next-gen 2021 W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rendered

Shaun · Apr 15, 2020 10:51 AM

Next-gen 2021 W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rendered 01

Introduced at the tail end of 2013, the current generation W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is approaching the end of its lifecycle and its replacement, the W206, will be due soon. Russian automotive site, Kolesa, generated a rendering based on the spyshots and footages we’ve seen so far.

The next-generation W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to ride on a revised version of the Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform that made its debut in the current W205 generation C-Class.

Improvement to the platform includes the increased use of high tensile and aluminium to achieve lower weight and greater rigidity. It should also allow a better integration of electrification technology such as 48V mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

Next-gen 2021 W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rendered 01

Judging from the spy footages and rendering, the overall size of the car is expected to grow for the ever-increasing demand on a more spacious interior. Knowing Mercedes-Benz, they will not disappoint when it comes to interior design.

Engine choices will likely be a range of turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engines with different states of tune, and the C200 may see a carry-over turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with 48V technology. Both to be paired to a 9-speed automatic.

As for the fire-breathing AMG models, the V6-powered C43 will reportedly be replaced by the C53 and could adopt the M260 engine, which powers the Mercedes-AMG A35, with an electric motor to boost outputs. And in the C63, the traditional V8 engine is rumoured to be replaced by the M139 engine seen in the Mercedes-AMG A45 plus electrification to produce over 500 PS.

Next-gen 2021 W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rendered 02

When will the W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class debut?

That’s the way it is now with the ever-stringent emission regulations in the Europe. The W206 C-Class is expected to be revealed by the end of 2020 but amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a 2021 debut is possible.

Source: KolesawalkoARTvideos

Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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