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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Revealed As Cadillac CT5 Rival

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Revealed As Cadillac CT5 Rival

Mercedes just unveiled the all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, introducing a fresh generation for the Cadillac CT5 rival.

Outside, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a revised exterior, with cab-back proportions and a wide, low stance. Buyers will have a selection of 18- and 19-inch wheel designs at their disposal, complemented by chrome surrounds and trim. In back, the new C-Class sports two-piece tail lamps.

The C-Class is now larger than before, offering more cabin space as well, with an extra 0.9 inches of front elbow room and an extra 0.6 inches of rear elbow room. There’s also an extra 05 inches of rear headroom, and an extra 1.4 inches of rear knee room.

Inside, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adopts a similar infotainment and cabin layout as the S-Class, and comes standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and 11.9-inch central infotainment display. Both screens get multiple display modes, and there’s 64-color ambient lighting as well. Further interior features include the Hey Mercedes voice assistant, a variety of driver assist systems, and an optional color Head-Up Display.

As for the engine spec, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder powerplant with an integrated starter-generator system (mild hybrid). Output is rated at 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, with the mild hybrid system boosting output with 20 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph takes 5.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.

Both RWD and AWD are offered, with a nine-speed automatic transmission for the cog swaps. Continuously adjustable damping suspension is standard.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set to arrive in U.S. dealers early next year. Pricing information has yet to be announced.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. That is one ugly dash..

  2. Too many Benz drivers die from drowning during a rain storm.

  3. Meh…..

  4. First the Lexus article. Now this. I signed up for Cadillac Society to read about Cadillacs, not the competitor’s offerings.
    I’m a life-long car enthusiast. A great supporter of GM through thick and thin but this is just plain tiring. Congrats. You wore me out.
    Unsubscribing now.

    • 1.. Cadillac does not exist in a bubble. If you want to be informed about Cadillac, it also means being informed about the competition.

      2. If you felt “worn out” by two articles about Cadillac’s competition in a sequence of several hundred articles exclusively about Cadillac, then you may have bigger issues.

      3. In fact, no one is forcing you to read articles you’re not interested in. You can just as effectively skip over an article than to read it and then to comment on it. Is it possible that you wore yourself out?

  5. Even though a nice looking car, the family resemblance is too direct from the S Class.

    Even though Cadillac has family resemblance too, you can easily tell the CT4, CT5, XT4, XT5 & XT6 easily within the brand compared to the competition.

    IMO, the Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, Acura, Lexus and Volvo have direct family resemblance from all boards that look too much alike from the C segment to the F segment with the sedans & CUVs.

  6. At least the competition “gets” the use of extensive interior lighting that you can change to fit your mood . I think it is a bit too much with the AC vents for my tastes, but others may like it …and it’s something that I’m pretty sure you can dim all the way down if you don’t like it (so it has no negatives). I have a 2013 malibu 3LT with the beautiful and tasteful blue lighting across teh dash and door panels reflecting on the metal “grill” that sweeps across the dash and it creates just enough light and I get compliments on it all the time. Then Chevy took on next gen Malibus took it out, added a tiny strip, and it lost its night time character. So instead of getting a new Malibu I am keeping mine.


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