The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has released the very first details on the all-new C-Class.
The new model will look more dramatic than the outgoing version and the car manufacturer will upgraded it in order to attract more customers into it who aren’t necessarily old. The fourth generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will get cutting edge safety technologies, inspired from its bigger brothers, the facelifted E-Class and the upcoming generation of the S-Class, along with in-car networked internet connectivity. Thanks to these upgrades, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class should stand even closer to its main competitor, the BMW 3-Series F30.
“We want once and for all to discard the idea that the C-class is a car bought by your grandfather. We have gone to extensive lengths to ensure it will meet the expectations of a younger generation of buyers, both visually and technically”, said an official within the company.
According to the car manufacturer, the new generation of the C-Class will come in four body styles, the sedan, the estate, the coupe and the convertible, which will get a fabric roof and it will be launched in 2015. All four versions will get the AMG treatment, in the shape of the 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine. The new C-Class is 4,700 mm long, 100 mm longer than the current one, and 80 mm are added to the wheelbase, which stands at 2,820 mm. A larger luggage space is offered on the model and this stands at 485 liters, which is more than what the A4 or 3-Series have to offer.
The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be the first model to use the MRA platform (modular rear-wheel drive architecture) and, even if it’s not official yet, the model is rumored to weigh less than 1,380 kg in the entry-level C160 version. Four-cylinder engines and V6 units, ranging from the 2.0L turbo with 184 BHP and the 3.0 liter twin turbo with 330 BHP, will be available for the model, along with the 2.1 liter diesel in four outputs, ranging from 120 BHP to 220 BHP. Automatic start/stop and brake energy recuperation will be added to the models, along with the Brake Assist Plus with Junction Assist, the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, collision prevention, stereo camera and more.