Is This What the 2014 C-Class Will Look Like
Based on past spy photos, SRK has created an amazing rendering of what the 2014 Mercedes C-Class could look like
by Chris Danielson | 22 May 2013
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The next generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is scheduled for its world premier sometime next year but that hasn’t stopped spy photographers form doing everything they can to catch a glimpse of the next-gen model ahead of that reveal. We’ve been bringing you spy photos for months, and now, based on those photos, SRK from Indian Autos Blog has translated those photos into an amazing rendering.
We’ve included the new rendering as well as past spy photos in the gallery below.
New C-Class engines and specs
From the new C-Class lineup, we can expect to see a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, a four-cylinder engine developed and built by Nissan and the first engine built in the U.S. to be used in a mainstream Mercedes as well as a plug-in hybrid model in order for Mercedes to take on the Lexus IS 300h.
Watch for big updates to the safety tech on-board, borrowing systems from the current E-Class, including cameras that can detect traffic and quite possibly the ability to steer itself in traffic jams.
One of the most important changes to the new C-Class would be the new Mercedes Rear Wheel drive Architecture (MRA) platform underpinning it. The new C-Class is expected to drive and handle better than the outgoing model thanks to the improvements in weight and performance.
New C-Class Cabriolet
There have also been spy photos that show Mercedes is working on a C-Class Cabriolet, a replacement for the CLK. The C-Class convertible isn’t expected to go on sale until 2015, a year after the four-door saloon arrives.
According to sources, the A-Class cabriolet that was originally on the docket is no longer part of Mercedes’ new product plan. This means the C-Class Convertible, although a bit larger, will rival the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the new BMW 2 Series Convertible – both of which will be on the market 2014.
Mercedes C63 AMG
It’s still unclear if the new C63 AMG will feature a 5.5-liter mill or a new 4.0-liter unit from AMG. We do know however that no matter which engine Mercedes goes with, there will be vicious competition between the AMG, the new BMW M3 that is due out in 2014.