The Mercedes C-Class range is ready to expand. After the sedan and station wagon variants presented last February, the car manufacturer of the Star is preparing to debut the versions Convertible, AMG and All-Terrain of its flagship. As evidenced by the spy photos recently circulated on the web, this last variant seems to be really close to the debut: despite the camouflage livery worn by the prototype, you can see its slightly increased ground clearance, a symptom of the fact that this is the All-Terrain version of the model.
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Just like the first model of the carmaker of the Star that was equipped with an All-Terrain version, the E-Class W213 presented in 2016 and subjected to restyling in 2020, the new C-Class All-Terrain will also boast a body that will make it look like more to an SUV and a crossover. According to the latest rumors reported by Carscoops, a plastic coating on the wheel arches, on the side sills and on the underside of the front and rear bumpers will provide additional protection and help give this variant of the C-Class a more robust appearance. Not only that: thanks to Active Air Body Control air suspension raised and larger wheels with high-profile tires this variant of the C-Class boasts a ground clearance of approximately 30 millimeters higher than that of the standard version of the model.
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There engine range of the All-Terrain version will be the same as the standard C-Class, and will therefore be composed of four-cylinder engines with mild-hybrid technology with the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission offered in combination and with all-wheel drive which, the only novelty, will be proposed series. Probably for this special version of the C-Class the German house decides to introduce new driving modes, designed for off-road driving. It is unclear when Mercedes will debut the new C-Class All-Terrain, but it is assumed that this will happen by the end of 2022 anyway.