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Your first look at the next electric C-Class

Published: 19 February 2024 Updated: 19 February 2024

► Your first look at the new electric Mercedes C-Class
► Saloon is joined by a EQC SUV
► Early prototype spotted

Mercedes is at work on its second wave of electric vehicles, and you’re looking at one of the most important: the EQC. An all-new model designed to fit next to the EQC SUV (which replaces the current EQC) and below the EQE, the new car will be a saloon and essentially the electric version of the C-Class. 

These pictures, taken during a winter testing program in Sweden, shown the new car on snowy roads – and reveal a little bit about styling of the car. As you’d expect from an early prototype, much of the car is disguised, and the bits we can see our either fake or simply placeholders.

What about the interior 

We’ve also got spy shots of the new EQC’s interior, though it’s clearly still under development. However, even behind the camouflage you can pick out two touchscreens – as well as some air vents.

Don’t expect anything too unusual here, Mercedes is aiming to keep the interior and exterior design of its EQ range relatively stable between the models. Have a look inside the current EQS SUV, or even the EQE SUV, and you’ll pretty much have a sneak peek of the new car.

Electric C-Class

CAR understands the C-Class will continue to survive in ICE-form, with the EQC joining it in parallel. There’ll be two EQC models in reality; this and the larger SUV you can read about here. Mercedes is diversifying its updated electric line-up and will be offering a saloon and SUV version of almost all its electric models. 

It’s a strategy mirrored over in Munich, where the new Neue Klasse i3 will take on the electric mantle for the new 3-series, which will also continue in ICE form. As you’d expect, there’ll also be a SUV version of the i3, too likely called the iX3 again.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes