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2022 Mercedes-AMG C-Class teased

Here's our first official look at the Mercedes-AMG C-Class, which will be offered with a choice of electrified, turbo four-cylinder engines.

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Mercedes-AMG has given us our first proper look at its fettled C-Class.

The high-performance arm of Mercedes-Benz uploaded a short video to Twitter that partially shows the undisguised front of the new AMG C-Class, with its LED headlights turning on and off.

There’s no audio in the teaser video, which could hint to the electrified powertrains of the AMG C-Class line-up.

Part of Mercedes-AMG’s trademark Panamericana grille can be seen, plus a lower air intake that appears to be slightly larger than the regular Mercedes-Benz C-Class which launched locally in March 2022.

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t specified whether this is the C43 or the hot plug-in hybrid C63.

It’s likely the former, as we’ve previously reported the C43 (or C53, as it may be known) would be revealed first and we expect the C63 to feature a more aggressive front fascia with larger side air intakes.

At this stage it’s unclear when Mercedes-AMG will reveal this new-generation AMG C-Class, with it saying there’s “more coming soon”.

Under the bonnet of the upcoming C43 will be an electrified four-cylinder powertrain that’s expected to be similar to the one used in the SL 43 convertible.

This entry-level roadster is powered by a longitudinally-mounted M139 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine producing 280kW of power and 480Nm of torque.

There’s also a 48V mild-hybrid system that powers an electrically-controlled exhaust gas turbocharger, small electric motor and belt-driven starter generator capable of producing an additional 10kW for short periods of time.

For context, the outgoing C43 is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 producing 287kW and 520Nm, mated with a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

As previously detailed, the C63 will adopt a turbocharged four-cylinder PHEV powertrain which’ll use a version of the M139 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the AMG A45.

Mercedes-AMG says the total power and torque from this new electrified powertrain will surpass current “comparable” models with non-hybrid V8 engines.

The current C63 S is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 375kW and 700Nm.

Mercedes-AMG has previously been spied testing both sedan and wagon versions of the upcoming AMG C-Class.

It’s worth mentioning though that Mercedes-Benz isn’t going to be offering the regular C-Class in All-Terrain and Estate body styles in Australia due to decreasing demand.

Going off the new-generation C-Class and previous spy photos, the new AMG C-Class is expected to have a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 11.9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system with dedicated AMG screen modes and content.

This interior is heavily inspired by the new-generation S-Class sedan.

There’ll also be a flat-bottomed AMG-branded steering wheel, a point of difference in comparison with the regular C-Class.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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