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2014 Mercedes C-Class full body prototype first spy photos

 2014 Mercedes C-Class full body prototype first spy photos
2014 Mercedes C-Class full body prototype spy photo / S.B. Medien

The first full body prototypes for the new Mercedes C-Class have been caught by our spies while undergoing early testing in cold weather conditions. It is due to hit the market in late 2013 or early 2014.

Development engineers at Mercedes appear to have gone to fairly extreme lengths to protect the styling from prying eyes. The black panels that have been placed over the sheet metal hide almost all design lines.

The shape of the panel covering the grille on the front fascia hints that this aspect may be a little more oval than on its predecessor. Of what we can see of the headlights, it shows hints of the styling used by the new CLS, a little higher and wider than the current C-Class and it wraps round from the front end to the side panels giving an overall sportier appeal.

It is a little too early to confidently predict the engine options that the next generation C-Class will employ. There have been rumours that Mercedes are developing three-cylinder engines, but it is more likely the C-Class will get four-cylinder units that would reduce the engine to operating on just 2-cylinders when less power is needed.

What we can confidently predict is that the C-Class will be getting hybrid options. If the products already offered by the German manufacturer are any indication, we should see the petrol and diesel units coupled with an electric motor that develops around 27 PS (20 kW / 27 hp).

 

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Comments (12)

 Bonganie Bonganie
After all these years the C-class still looks beautiful (even before facelift) and it has always been the norm that the C always design cues from the S (not a copy though as the easy to differentiate), so we just have to wait until the new S is reaveled first
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January 30, 2012 6:54 am
 LWE7 LWE7
Mercedes too me just lost the ball a long time ago. Their cars are for old people, Audi & BMW are much more appeling to me. (I'm a teenager)
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January 30, 2012 5:59 am
 ///AMG ///AMG
oh yes! finally. cant wait for this one.
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January 29, 2012 5:55 pm
 automobile007 automobile007
Wow I remember seeing spy shots of the W203 model testing, they said it'd be a mini s-class
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January 29, 2012 5:22 pm
 e92miami e92miami
I hope it doesn't have that huge 8 inch MB symbol on the grill and 4 strips of LED's as you see in some of their newer models, way to ghetto
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January 29, 2012 4:30 pm
 ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
I'm pretty sure it will look like a mini version of the current E class.
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January 29, 2012 12:39 pm