Despite the pandemic that has affected the car industry around the world, Mercedes is presenting more news this year than it has ever had in its history. From the new Mercedes C-Class to the EQA, EQB and EQS electric offensive and the new 4-cylinder AMG C 63 with electric turbo, Mercedes is attacking on all fronts.
Mercedes C-Class sedan and station wagon at the same time
Introduced at the end of February 2021, the new Mercedes C-Class will be available at dealers this summer in sedan and station wagon versions.
All engines will have only 4 cylinders, mild-hybrid system and 48V network. The 2-liter OM654 turbodiesel develops 200 or 265 HP, and its M254 petrol counterpart 258 HP plus an overboost function that delivers another 20 kW for short periods of time. The integralsteering will be available for the first time at C-Class. The AMG C 63 also abandons the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in favor of the new M139, which has an electric turbo. It will have over 500 HP. Some rumors talk about 520 HP and others about 550 HP. By comparison, the powerful AMG C 63 S with the V8 bi-turbo had 510 HP.
Mercedes S-Class with new variants
The launch of the new generation Hybrid plug-in on the Mercedes S-Class w223 is expected this summer. According to our informations, the new PHEV will be called Mercedes S 580 e and the 28 kWh battery will give a WLTP range of 100 km. The 3-liter M256 engine with 6 cylinders inline will be mated with an electric motor integrated in the 9-speed automatic transmission and the whole assembly will provide about 510 HP. For now, the S 580 e will only be available in Europe.
Also this summer, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 is debuting, which will also benefit from PHEV technology. In fact, the S 63 will only be available with Plug-In technology. The debut of the Mercedes-Maybach S Class is also approaching, which will be the only Mercedes model in which the v12 engine will survive.
The Mercedes CLS four-door coupehas also been revised and will be available in the summer. Its future is uncertain and it is uncertain whether there will be a new generation or its place will be taken by the AMG GT 4-door coupe.
Although Mercedes’ promises seemed impossible, especially in this complicated period, the Mercedes EQA is already on the road, the Mercedes EQS has already been presented and will be delivered in August. The world premiere of the Mercedes EQB also took place at the Shanghai Motor Show, the first car show after a long period of pandemic.
Several versions will also be available for each model. Mercedes EQAdebuted with 140 kW front-wheel drive (EQA 250, 426 km WLTP range) and will be followed by a version with electric all-wheel drive and over 200 kW and a long range version with a range of over 500 km. Mercedes EQS is available as EQS 450 with 235 kW and rear wheel drive and as EQS 580 4Matic + with 385 kW and electric all-wheel drive. Towards the end of the year, the Mercedes EQE limousine will be presented.