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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Sensual purity with a sporty and elegant touch

Central to the driving experience is the all-new 11.9” central touchscreen multimedia display. Just like in the S-Class, the portrait orientation enables full-screen navigation is also tilted six degrees towards the driver - a design choice that underlines the vehicle's sporty character and is exclusive to the C-Class. Nearby, within the freestanding 12.3” digital instrument panel, drivers can customize their aesthetic, choosing from Sporty, Classic or Understated display styles, and three modes: Navigation, Assistance and Service.

Elsewhere in the interior, a special seat design uses layers and enveloping surfaces to create a visual impression of lightness. The dashboard is coated with available MB-Tex in the AMG Line, and a range of available trim options showcase the surrounding features. Plus, the vehicle interior becomes even more intelligent with the second generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). That includes the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant, integrated music streaming and more. A fingerprint scanner in the central display even allows you to log into MBUX quickly and securely so you can activate your personal settings. If you prefer, you can even use your unique voice to load your profile.

The progressive nature of the C-Class is evident before you even enter it. From the outside, the combination of a short front overhang, long wheelbase, and sporty hood with twin power domes help accentuate the appearance of forward motion. The windshield and passenger cell have been moved to the rear for classic proportions that are known in the industry as a “cab-backward” design. Meanwhile, the brand’s hallmark radiator grille and new two-piece LED tail lamps bookend a sleek, compact body design.

In terms of performance, the C-Class sets a new standard in efficiency with a systemic electrification of the modern four-cylinder engine. The gasoline engine now has an integrated starter-generator that uses a 48-volt onboard electrical system to allow gliding, boosting and energy recovery, and the newly developed segment turbocharger is a result of intense collaboration between the Mercedes-Benz turbocharger developers and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. The combined effect is an irresistible mix of power and efficiency.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan is larger, bolder and more innovative than any before it, and it arrives in early 2022.

Trims at a Glance

Three Highly Equipped, Strategically Curated Trim Levels for the All-New C-Class.

Premium Trim

Equipment Feature Highlights:

  • 12.3" Driver Display
  • 11.9" Center Touchscreen Display
  • MBUX with Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
  • KEYLESS START® and KEYLESS-GO®
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS with Electronic Trunk Closer
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • PRE-SAFE®
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Parking Damage Detection
  • Wireless Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Sunroof
  • 18" Wheels
  • LED Taillamps and Headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Ambient Lighting
  • DYNAMIC SELECT

Optional Feature Highlights:

  • AMG Line with Night Package
  • MB Navigation
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Advanced USB Package with additional USB data ports in front and rear, including 100W ports for quick and powerful charging
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Exclusive Trim

Equipment Feature Highlights:

  • All content of Premium Trim
  • PARKTRONIC w/ Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View System with Guard 360˚ security functionality
  • Enhanced Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Door Sills
  • Inductive Wireless Charging
  • Burmester® 3D Surround System with Sound Personalization

Optional Feature Highlights:

  • Driver Assistance Package
  • AMG Line with Night Package DIGITAL LIGHT Intelligent Lighting System with Adaptive Curve Illumination MB Navigation
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Advanced USB Package with additional USB ports in front and rear, including 100W ports for quick and powerful charging

Pinnacle Trim

Equipment Feature Highlights:

  • All content of Exclusive Trim
  • MB Navigation
  • Head-Up Display
  • MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation

 

Optional Feature Highlights:

  • Driver Assistance Package
  • AMG Line with Night Package
  • DIGITAL LIGHT Intelligent Lighting System with Adaptive Curve Illumination 
  • Dashcam
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Toll Pass
  • Advanced USB Package with additional USB ports in front and rear, including 100W ports for quick and powerful charging
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Performance and Technology

  • 2.0L Inline-4 turbo engine with ISG
  • 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque; EQ Boost for up to 20 additional hp and up to 148 additional lb-ft of torque
  • 48-volt on-board electrical system technology
  • 0-60 in 5.9 secondsDisclaimer[6]    
  • Top speed of 130 mph (electronically limited)Disclaimer[6]
  • DYNAMIC SELECT
  • KEYLESS-GO w/ HANDS-FREE ACCESS
  • Standard Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Wireless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android AutoDisclaimer[7]
  • ATTENTION ASSIST and Active Brake Assist
  • PRE-SAFE IMPULSE SIDE available with standard PRE-SAFE® Sound
  • Available 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
  • New Generation Driver Assistance Package is S-Class level
  • Available Driver Assistance features including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Steering Assist, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, Active Stop-and-Go Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and moreDisclaimer[8]

Design

  • New-generation MBUX infotainment and navigation system
  • 11.9” center touchscreen display
  • 12.3” digital instrument cluster
  • Fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel with touch control buttons
  • Heated front seats with memory and lumbar support
  • LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • LED tail lamps
  • Sunroof
  • 18” wheels
  • Available AMG Line with AMG body styling, floor mats and wheels
  • Available Night Package
  • Available Nappa leather upholstery
 

2022 Mercedes-AMG® SL-Class

A return to roots that defines the future. It’s one of our most iconic models, reimagined from its classic soft top to its all-wheel drive foundation.

The original SL was one of the vehicles that cemented the status of Mercedes-Benz. You might think there’s nothing left to prove, but its modern descendant insists otherwise: It’s been outfitted with the latest intelligent drive and safety features for new levels of confidence. Its exterior makes its SL lineage unmistakable, even as its aerodynamic form and AMG-specific grille suggest a thoroughly modern approach to performance. And a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 engine pushes it to new limits of power.

The SL’s basis is a completely new vehicle architecture. Meticulously developed by Mercedes-AMG, it consists of an aluminum space frame with self-supporting structure. The chassis itself features an intelligent material composition with high aluminum content and new fiber composites. This allows for high comfort, precise driving dynamics, optimal packaging and sporty body proportions. Just like the original SL in 1952, as well as icons like the Gullwing and others since, the 2022 model was first conceptualized on a blank sheet of paper. Not a single component was taken from the preceding SL model or a similar model like the GT, making it a completely unique automobile.

Within the vehicle, fine materials and meticulous workmanship help accentuate the minimalist approach. The completely redesigned interior features a 2+2 seating configuration for the first time since 1989. This makes the SL even more spacious and versatile. And if the extra seating isn’t needed, a deflector protects front seat passengers from wind at the back of the neck. As for the seats themselves, the avant-garde design makes them appear lighter and sleeker with fully integrated headrests and ideal ergonomics.

At the center of the space sits the 11.9-inch multimedia touchscreen. Positioned vertically, it flows naturally from the lower section of the instrument panel and can be electrically adjusted to reduce glare when driving with the top down. The driver display and available head-up display round out the digital cockpit where the hardware and software have been extensively enhanced. But throughout the SL, you’ll notice a conscious effort to create a seamless blend of analog geometry and digital screens, something the designers refer to as “hyperanalog.” The result is an interior that feels true to the tradition of the classic SL Roadster, but reinvented for the modern era.

Key Highlights

  • Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engines
  • 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque (SL 63)Disclaimer[7]
  • 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (SL 55)Disclaimer[7]
  • 0–60 mph in 3.5 seconds (SL 63)Disclaimer[8]
  • 0–60 mph in 3.8 seconds (SL 55)Disclaimer[8]
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel driveDisclaimer[8]
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment (SL 55)
  • AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment and active anti-roll stabilization (SL 63)
  • Active rear-axle steering
  • Driver Assistance SystemsDisclaimer[9]

Design

  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control multimedia system based on artificial intelligence, with AMG-specific functions
  • Completely new vehicle architecture developed by Mercedes-AMG
  • Electric soft top
  • “Hyperanalog” interior combining classic automotive elements with innovative digital instrumentation
  • LED High Performance headlamps and tail lamps
  • Multimedia Package with Augmented Video for NavigationDisclaimer[6]
  • Available MANUFAKTUR upholstery and paint finishes
  • Available AMG Exterior Chrome Package, AMG Exterior Carbon Package, AMG Night Package, AMG Night Package II
 

2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS

Finally, sustainability meets raw power. Advancing AMG technology into the future.

Our electric portfolio is set to expand with boundless power in the all-new Mercedes-AMG EQS. True to every AMG before it, this all-electric sedan puts performance in sharp focus, delivering on our brand promise to blaze a dynamic driving experience.

Its powertrain runs on silent electricity, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make that engine roar. “Authentic” or “Performance,” our exclusive AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE, generates the evocative feeling of driving an AMG via premium speakers.

Synchronous motors are situated at both the front and rear axles and have a variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, unleashing tremendous power in all driving conditions. Speaking of which, this sedan dominates with a colossal 649 hp with 700 lb-ft of torque, and can take that even further — briefly boosting power to 751 hp — with the standard AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package in RACE START mode.Disclaimer[5] Disclaimer[6]

Based on Mercedes-EQ architecture, the powerful 400-volt battery with the latest lithium-ion technology is configured specifically for AMG. So let’s set the standard for acceleration: This thunderbolt is optimized to perform at 0–60 mph in an estimated 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph.Disclaimer[5] Disclaimer[6] The streamlined silhouette brings its drag coefficient down to a phenomenal 0.23, for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. As standard, the Mercedes-AMG EQS gets up to 9 degrees in rear-axle steering to reduce the turning circle of this beast to that of a compact yet providing high-speed stability.                                     

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Hyperscreen is hyper-intuitive and also comes as standard. Spanning from A-pillar to A-pillar — three screens fused seamlessly into one monstrous display — personalized features, infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions are designed to automatically rise to the surface as needed. Plus, MBUX in the AMG EQS offers a range of additional functions and graphics that emphasize the high-performance character of this sporty model.

Mercedes-EQ owners can enjoy access to the largest integrated network of charging stations across the USA, powered by Mercedes me Charge.Disclaimer[8]  As an added benefit, owners get complimentary 30-minute charging sessions with Electrify America’s DC Fast-Charging stations for the first two years. For fast charging at home, plug into the convenience of a ChargePoint Home Flex wallbox. Safe, convenient and cost-effective, this Level 2 wallbox can be purchased from ChargePoint with installation arranged through Qmerit.


Look for the all-new, all-electric Mercedes-AMG EQS in dealerships March 2022.

Technology & Performance

  • 107..8 kWh battery capacity
  • 649 hp/751 hp (without/with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package)Disclaimer[9]
  • 700 lb-ft/752 lb-ft of torque (without/with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package) Disclaimer[9]
  • 0–60 mph est. 3.4 secondsDisclaimer[9]
  • Estimated top speed of 155 mphDisclaimer[6] (with standard AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package)
  • Rear-axle steering up to 9-degrees
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL+ Suspension with Adaptive Damping System 
  • DYNAMIC SELECT including Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual driving modes 
  • AMG high-performance compound brake system with six-piston brake calipers, and single-piston brake calipers at the rear
  • Driver Assistance Package

Design

  • New-generation MBUX Multimedia System with Augmented Reality Navigation system, including Natural Language Understanding and Keyword Activation (“Hey Mercedes”)
  • Standard MBUX Hyperscreen with three displays under a single 56” curved glass surface: 
    • 8 CPU cores, 24 GB RAM and 46.4 GB memory
    • The largest display ever in a production Mercedes-Benz
    • Haptic feedback with a total of 12 actuators under the touchscreen surface
    • Supports 27 languages with Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
    • Personal home screen with "Zero Layer" principle
    • MBUX with up to seven profiles can be activated by biometric authentication, voice control and facial recognition 
  • Over-the-air updates
  • DIGITAL LIGHT with Lightband
  • Mercedes me charging capabilities
  • EQ Public Charging infrastructure
  • 21- or 22-inch AMG aerodynamically optimized alloy wheels
 

The Mercedes-Maybach S 680

Luxury that sweeps away all expectations. Every detail of the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 Sedan serves to create an atmosphere of grace and comfort.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 680 pushes power, intelligence, and pure attentiveness to levels unseen, until now. With its 6.0L biturbo V12 engine, this new model takes its place as the most powerful among the Mercedes-Maybach lineup. Its 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque allow it to launch from 0–60 miles per hour at an effortless 4.4 secondsDisclaimer[5], even as driving dynamics make that velocity feel imperceptible. Rear-axle steering allows the S 680 to maneuver with precision, and its new 4MATIC all-wheel drive systemDisclaimer[6] distributes torque to offer the best traction and stability. Its performance features combine to create a sense of grace remarkable in a vehicle so generously proportioned.

Its size, of course, is a measure of the comfort within. An ample cabin accommodates driver and passengers in a space that’s meant as much for living as for traveling. Active road noise compensation works like noise-canceling headphones to cocoon the interior from the clatter of the world outside — just one function of the new Burmester® High-End 4D Surround Sound SystemDisclaimer[7]. Electronically powered comfort doors open and close with a simple hand gesture. Hand gestures also control the rear roller sun blind in the panoramic sunroof. Adaptive rear lighting adjusts brightness and color temperature to set the desired atmosphere, from relaxed lounging to focused reading.

Thanks to MBUX Interior Assist, features like these cater to each individual passenger. The system automatically detects for rear passengers, extending headrests automatically, for example. With the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System, each passenger can access vehicle functions through individual high-resolution displays. Whether watching a film or connecting to the internet, passengers stay in tune with the world outside, even as they’re sheltered within. Refined by now-traditional options like silver-rimmed champagne flutesDisclaimer[8] and refrigerated compartmentDisclaimer[9], the S680 offers plenty of reason to celebrate. 

Key Highlights

  • 6.0L V8 biturbo engine
  • 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque
  • 0–60 mph in 4.4 secondsDisclaimer[5]
  • Top speed of 130 mph (electronically limited)Disclaimer[10]
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic
  • 4MATIC all-wheel driveDisclaimer[6]
  • Maybach DYNAMIC SELECT drive mode provides ultimate ride comfort and smooth acceleration
  • Rear-axle steering
  • Advanced Driver Assistance SystemsDisclaimer[11]
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control multimedia system based on artificial intelligence
  • MBUX Interior Assist
  • MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment system
  • Electronically powered Automatic Comfort Doors
  • Adaptive Rear Lighting
  • Rear-seat airbags providing advanced safetyDisclaimer[12]
  • Nappa leather finishes, including the headliner, dashboard and instrument panel surrounds
  • Available two-tone paint finish with 10 possible color combinations
  • Burmester® High-End 4D Surround Sound SystemDisclaimer[7]
 

The First to Bear the Mercedes-EQ Badge

Our newest models are changing the future of Mercedes-Benz, and the future of automobiles everywhere.
S-Class levels of luxury with an electric architecture all its own. 
An all-terrain, all-electric SUV with optional seating for seven. Scheduled to arrive in 2022.
The electric version of the E-Class sedan and wagons are slated to arrive in late 2022

Introducing an electrified future to the compact luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz EQA is anticipated to revolutionize what it means to drive an electric vehicle. Power comes in the form of twin electric motors located at the front and rear axles, which combine to produce a total system output of over 200 kW. A permanent all-wheel drive system can automatically distribute torque from front to rear as desired. Offering both inductive and plug-in charging capabilities, the EQA can receive up to 60 miles worth of range from just 10 minutes of rapid charging. Total range is expected to exceed 250 miles.