Mercedes-Benz introduces the long-wheelbase C-Class at the Shanghai Motor Show. It comes with extra space and extensive equipment. The Chinese will also get to see the new additions to the EQ electric range.
The long-wheelbase version of the new generation C-Class showed up at Shanghai with a new, classic radiator grille and the hood ornament that Mercedes dropped in Europe.
The car measures 4.882 millimeters in length, 1.820 millimeters in width and 1.461 millimeters in height. The wheelbase stops at 2.954 millimeters, exactly 89 millimeters more than that of the standard C-Class.
The premium car maker grants it with additional legroom for the rear passengers, plusher head restraints and a wider armrest that provides a more generous storage compartment. There are also cup holders and USB ports. The long-wheelbase C-Class arrives in China with better noise-insulation and comfort suspension.
Mercedes developed and builds this variant in China only. Two engines will be available. The C200 L will feature a 1.5-liter engine with 170 horsepower, while the C260 L will come with 204 horsepower mild-hybrid system or with a 2.0-liter unit. All of them will be offered with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive 4Matic system will only be available for the upper specs.
Shanghai Motor Show – What else besides the long-wheelbase C-Class?
The Shanghai Motor Show is the first global event to take place since the debut of the coronavirus pandemic. Besides the new long-wheelbase C-Class, Mercedes also introduced the new EQB at the Shanghai Motor Show. The electric SUV will available with seven seats as standard and with the AMG Line trim.
The locals will also get to see the recently introduced the high-tech EQS luxury sedan with zero emissions and innovative design. (check out PHOTO GALLERY).
The new CLS 4-door coupe also arrived in China with an upgraded design and updated interior. Chinese customers will also get a Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+. Only 300 such units will be built for the local market.