Thursday, February 11, 2021

2022 Mercedes C-Class: new pix...









Surprise! The next Mercedes C-Class will look like a cross between the current one and the new S-Class. Keeping a long tradition of not looking "too new" alive and well. 

Same thing inside, where it might end up looking like a small S-Class. With a large center screen and another one behind the steering wheel. The rest of the interior seems nice and pleasant.

It's always weird to me to see these screens behind the wheel trying to mimic the look of real dials. Why? They are not fooling anyone. They never do, no matter how sharp they are. It's just weird...

Outside, things look much cleaner. Almost to the point of zero personality. I guess being a smaller version of something else could be considered a personality. Maybe.
Not sure where the small luxury sedan is headed these days. The Germans aren't giving up. Tesla is selling tons of Model 3. (Is it Model 3s?)
So people are still buying expensive small sedans with a trunk sticking out. I'm not sure for how long. Between "regular" sedans getting so much better, and EVs, they seem to be squeezed. The last Mercedes C-Class I drove a few years ago didn't feel better than the loaded Honda Accord I had a few weeks earlier. And people seem to want more and more Teslas. No matter what shape. 

I wonder when the small luxury sedan will finally re-invent itself. Or if Tesla already did it... 

 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tesla has a 1.5% market share. Hardly "And people seem to want more and more Teslas". If that was the case, Tesla could raise the prices and still them all.


That's not a bad marketshare. But your reality distortion machine where you live, is just that, where you live.

Vince Burlapp said...

Tesla sold over 206 000 units of the Model 3 last year. Not only it is much more than any other sedan in its price range, it is even more than the Honda Accord! They also sold over 236 000 units of the model Y. Again, this is more than many popular SUVs like the Forester, Escape, and Rogue. And almost twice as many as the Mazda CX-5! All these are much cheaper models too. (In 2020, the cheapest Tesla Y was $50 000).

It's not just "where I live". Even though I am not a Tesla fan for many reasons, I have to recognize that yes, people do want more and more Teslas. I actually think their upcoming "$25 000" model could become the best-selling car in the US when it comes out. Especially if they get federal incentives back. (Even at $30 000 with a few options, it could be under $20 000 with incentives.)

FFEMT6 said...

Whoa! I certainly didn't see that coming. 😂

Captain Midnight said...

How could they think that tacked on LCD tablet look for the instrument cluster looks good. Put a bezel around that crap.

Martin Olson said...


I love this car page. You're full of surprises, Burlapp!!!!

Keep 'em comin'! :)

Anonymous said...

It still looks bent in the middle. Is this a factory defect they neglected to fix?