Compare 2022 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2.0L Turbo I-4 with Integrated Starter-Generator 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 hp 255 hp

  Engine Torque

295 lb-ft 273 lb-ft

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/35 * 23/35 *

  0-60 mph 1

6.0 seconds 5.7 seconds

  Infotainment Display

11.9-in. Center Touchscreen Display 10.25-in. Center Display

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Serving Milwaukee, WI

For 2022, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class ventures into unchartered territory with the debut of its next-generation version. The fifth-generation C-Class shows off extensive updates from front to rear to elevate its appeal. You can conveniently learn more about the C-Class’s updates when you compare the 2021 and 2022 versions carefully.


In both 2021 and 2022, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class draws its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. However, in 2022, this engine has been upgraded with mild-hybrid technology. The result of this change is improved power with the production of 255 horsepower. For both model years, the engines are matched with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim level selected, both model years are available with rear-wheel or 4MATIC® all-wheel drive.


You will notice major updates to the exterior style of the C-Class for 2022. In 2021, the C-Class is defined by an upturned grille with diamond-like, LED headlights. The side contours converge tightly, and the smooth hood is creased upward along its sides. For 2022, the C-Class has a downturned grille with sharper and more elongated headlights. The hood has several pairs of crisp accent lines tapering through it. The side panels on the 2022 C-Class have broader contour lines that flow from end to end.


For both 2021 and 2022, the C-Class has the popular MBUX infotainment system. However, its processing speed is significantly faster for 2022. In addition, the infotainment system’s display screen has grown from 10.25 inches to 11.9 inches for the latest model year. Wireless device charging is added to the 2022 C-Class as well. Both model years offer active steering assist, active lane change assist, active stop-and-go assist, a premium sound system, a sunroof, heated seats and other luxuries.

Are you available to compare the model years and their trim options in greater detail? Our sales associates at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North are ready to give you a tour of our showroom and are happy to answer all of your questions about the C-Class during your test drive.

Photos are for illustration purposes only. European model shown for 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.

1. Preliminary numbers for 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results and may vary depending on model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.