Daimler is expected to unveil the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class model on Monday, but until then some of the images showing the upcoming C Segment model were leaked.
The 2015 Mercedes Benz C-Class gets most of its design lines from the new S-Class model (it really looks like a mini S-Class) and will hit the market somewhere in March or April after the company will bring the car at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show for the official public debut.
We don’t have official details yet, but most probably the new Mercedes C-Class will ride on a 80mm (3.14 inches) longer wheelbase and is expected to have about 100 kg (220 lbs) less compared to the old W204 Mercedes C-Class, as the new car is using multiple aluminium elements and high strength steel grades.
Daimler says the structure will be much more rigid than other vehicles in this class.
Inside a new Command system is available, this time with an 8.4-inch high-resolution display and touch-controlled pad.
Moreover, for the first time the new C-Class gets Airmatic air suspension and the AC system will work together with the GPS navigation system to close the air recirculation flap when the car enters a tunnel .
The German automaker has been quiet about the engine lineup, but at least in Europe we believe the model will be available with three engines at the beginning: a 115 kW (157PS) 1.6-liter turbo petrol in the C180, a larger 136 kW (183hp) 2.0-liter turbo in the C200 and a 125kw 2.2 diesel unit for the C220 Cdi model. The C250 cdi is expected to have about 190 hp.
The 2015 C-Class AMG model is expected to hit the market at the end of 2014, while Mercedes will offer a C-Class hybrid to compete with the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3.
Check Inautonews.com later today or tomorrow for the official unveiling of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
2015 C-Class preliminary details:
– 100 kg lighter than the outgoing C model.
– LED headlights
– 8 cm longer
– 3 engines: 2 petrols and one diesel
– to be made at the Bremen plant in Germany / U.S. for North American market