The new Mercedes C-Class 2014 will be revealed soon, ahead of a full public debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2014. Mercedes has already shown us the interior of the new model at a special event, and our spies managed to catch some very revealing shots of the new C-Class, so there's plenty that we already know about it - read on for the story so far.
A series of leaked images, which can be seen in the gallery above, show how the car will look - and their authenticity is backed up by our most recent spy shots, which show the car completely undisguised. There's not much left to see of the new model, then - but full details and official pictures will be revealed very soon.
The new Mercedes C-Class is clearly designed to have a family resemblance with the new S-Class, with a sleeker look than the current model. It features pulled back LED headlights, prominent styling lines along the body and a sloping roofline. The aggressive air intakes, large alloy wheels and chrome-tipped exhaust pipes indicate that the model shown in our spy pictures is an AMG Sport model.
The Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models will most likely appear in 2015, alongside a high-performance AMG model. This model will get a storming 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that helps it go from 0-62mph in about 4 seconds.
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The new Mercedes C-Class 2014 will take on the new BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, and thanks to its sharp new design and extra technology, it's set to be a solid contender. Read on for everything else you need to know about the new Mercedes C-Class 2014.
A source within the company told Auto Express to expect a price rise of around one and a half to two percent compared with its predecessor, with a similar range of trims to the new E-Class as buyers in the UK tend towards sportier trims levels. A price tag of around £29,000 is expected, and more details are likely to emerge about engines and performance stats as we draw closer to its official debut.
The car is expected to be seen for the first time at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January, and be launched later on in 2014.
The new Mercedes C-Class interior has taken a giant leap forward, using the same blend of classy materials and a sweeping, wraparound dash from the S-Class to set new standards in the class. The inside of the new Mercedes C-Class 2014 looks fantastic, with brushed aluminium or exposed wood trim, high quality metal finishes for the elegant switchgear and soft ambient lighting too further enhance its premium credentials.
It's also bursting with the latest technology Mercedes can muster. Standard cars get a seven-inch screen, but opt for the COMAND online upgrade and you get the larger screen, with its pin-sharp graphics and intuitive touchpad and scroll wheel. Using simple smartphone gestures like swiping and pinching you can control virtually all the major functions, click easily through the various sub-menus and trace individual letters and numbers.
In the back the slightly longer wheelbase of the new C-Class means legroom is generous, and headroom is decent as well, while the swept back windows and wide light fabrics only increase the sense of space. The smart switches and vents are carried over to the rear seats, and although there is no official size yet, the boot looks impressively large too.
Expect a range of ultra-efficient petrol and diesel engines including a four-cylinder engine developed and built by Nissan - the first engine built in the U.S to be used in a mainstream Mercedes - while a plug-in hybrid model is also planned to help take on the new Lexus IS 300h.
A range of efficient petrol and diesel engines will be on offer with the C-Class, including an entry-level 128 bhp 1.6-litre. There's also likely to be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines in three states of tune, ranging from 182bhp to 249bhp. Other choices include the popular 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engines and the performance focused 329bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
Mercedes will build the car on a new modular architecture called MRA, that will allow the firm to offer its 4MATIC four-wheel drive system on right-hand drive cars for the first time, to compete with Quattro-equipped Audis and xDrive BMWs.
Click through to page 2 for more on the Mercedes C-Class Estate, the new C63 AMG performance model, and the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet.