The new generation of the Mercedes C-Class debuted recently and we already know that in the range we will also find plug-in hybrid diesel and mild hybrid engines. The next plans also include a hybrid C63 AMG with a 4-cylinder engine assisted by an electric unit that will replace the V8.
However, in the Mercedes programs there would also be a 100% electric version of the C-Class that could arrive in the coming years. Meanwhile, you can take a look at all the electrified Mercedes in our in-depth analysis.
According to the rumors reported by Autocar, Mercedes is thinking not only of a version, but a series of electrified versions of the C-Class. The 100% electric model will be based on a new platform of the brand, therefore different from the MRA on which the Class was built. C and Class S.
It will also differ from the MEA architecture that underpinned Mercedes’ early EV models. The new platform will be called MMA, will debut from 2024 and will host the projects of the next compact electric vehicles of the German company.
The rebus about the name
Markus Schafer, CEO of Mercedes, spoke directly to Autocar: “This new proposal responds to current customer demand,” said the German executive. “We are looking to offer a range of electric vehicles such as EQA, EQB, EQC and, in the coming months, also EQS and EQE,” added Schafer.
What will the new electric C-Class be called? Don’t be fooled: the EQC already exists and was Mercedes’ first zero-emission SUV. The Stuttgart company will therefore have to think of another badge to identify the new C-Class range. Surely, however, there will be time to think about it since the debut is about 2024.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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