2026 Mercedes-Benz C-Class EV spied for first time


Mercedes-Benz has been noticed testing a prototype for an electrical sedan that is set to affix an expanded C-Class household.

Because the spy photographs reveal, the styling might be completely different to the gas-powered C-Class sedan, which arrived within the U.S. in its present kind for the 2022 mannequin yr.

Along with serving to distinguish the electrical C-Class from its gas-powered sibling, the distinctive styling also needs to improve aerodynamic effectivity, which is essential for vary.

The same technique is deliberate for an electrical crossover set to affix an expanded GLC-Class household. Prototypes for the electrical GLC-Class have additionally been noticed.

2026 Mercedes-Benz C-Class EV spy photographs – Picture credit score: Baldauf

The prototype for the electrical C-Class is closely camouflaged however the design is prone to have been influenced by Mercedes’ Idea CLA-Class proven in the course of the 2023 Munich auto present, which is a direct preview of an electrical member of the next-generation CLA-Class household. Prototypes for the electrical CLA-Class are additionally out testing.

Underpinning the automobile is probably going Mercedes’ new MMA platform designed primarily for EVs however with assist for hybrids. The platform might be used for automobiles ranging as much as the C-Class in measurement. Above this, Mercedes can have the MB.EA platform for mid- and full-size EVs, the AMG.EA for high-performance EVs from AMG, and the Van.EA for mild industrial EVs.

Mercedes hasn’t supplied any specs for automobiles based mostly on the MMA platform, although a variety of 300 miles or extra is nearly sure for at the very least one model of the electrical C-Class or presumably all.

The electrical C-Class is at present thought to begin gross sales in 2025, which means it’ll seemingly arrive as a 2026 mannequin within the U.S. That is about when the electrical CLA-Class and electrical GLC-Class are due.


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