Next-gen Mercedes-Benz C-Class to be larger and lighter image

The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be lighter and larger than the outgoing version and the model is expected to be unveiled by the end of this year.

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, is already being tested across the globe for quite some time and the model is just inches closer to production. The BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 rival will be slightly larger and lighter than the current generation and the model will also ride on a modular rear-wheel drive platform which will be larger than the one used on the outgoing version.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will get more legroom on the rear seats, a larger trunk, which will hold approximately 500 liters (17.6 cubic feet) and the model will be about 70 kg (154 lbs) lighter than the outgoing vehicle. As for the engine options, these should include a 2.2 liter CDI four-cylinder diesel engine, with three outputs, 170 HP (125 kW), 204 HP (150 kW) and 231 HP (170 kW), a 2.0 liter four-cylinder with three outputs, 184 HP (135 kW), 211 HP (155 kW) and 252 HP (185 kW), a 1.6 liter with 156 HP (114 kW) and a 3.0 liter V6 producing 333 HP (245 kW). A hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version, along with an AMG, are also expected.

Source: Autobild