2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in-depth details available

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG spy photo  / Automedia
2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG spy photo / Automedia

Debuting at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) will be entirely new compared to current model.

Scheduled to be unveiled in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show, the sedan and estate versions of the next-gen C-Class will be followed by a more individually-styled coupe and an entirely new cabrio which will get a fabric roof. All four models will receive the AMG treatment with a new twin-turbo V8 4.0- or 5.5-liter engine.

The new C-Class will be 4700mm long (+100mm) and about 80mm of that extra length will be in the wheelbase which will grow to 2820mm. In addition, the car's width will rise to approximately 1810mm. The sedan will offer a boot space of 485 liters and significantly more interior room.

It will be the first model from Mercedes-Benz to ride on the new MRA platform which could allow the entry-level C160 to weigh less than 1,380 kg (3,042 lbs). The MacPherson strut suspension will be replaced by a double wishbone layout at the front, while the back will retain a multi-link configuration but will be significantly updated.

In terms of engines, the 2014 C-Class will use longitudinal-mounted power units as opposed to the CLA which has a transverse engine layout. Four-cylinder and V6 gasoline engines will be offered starting with an entry-level 184 hp (137 kW) 2.0-liter turbo and ending with a 330 hp (246 kW) twin-turbo 3.0-liter. The current 2.1-liter diesel will be updated and offered in four states of tune, ranging from 120 hp (89 kW) to 220 hp (164 kW).

These engines will be connected to a 6-speed manual or an updated 7-speed automatic transmission, depending on engine choice. In 2017 when the facelift will be out, the C-Class could get a 9-speed automatic gearbox. A plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid version is planned for 2015. It should be able to run on electric mode for up to 18 miles (29 km).

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katsudon88 katsudon88
Hopefully won't look anything like the ugly looking A, E (facelift), SL and SLK.
Jan 4th, 2013 4:25am
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bmw2002m bmw2002m
Mercedes - just a bit of advice: Don't be putting C Class wheels on the E Class. Also, have you noticed the sidewalls of the tyres BMW use for their 3 series (E46, E90, F30 etc.)? It is bigger than the sidewalls on the C Class....so they fill the arches out and make the car look more muscular. Bigger sidewalls also improve the ride quality. For all the fans out there, next time you see a C63 or a C220...don't just look at the size of the alloy but the actual height of the tyre - makes Merc's look puny and I also think the basic wheels look ridiculous on the E Class saloon. Too small. In Marketing speak something so small can mean so much and is reflected on sales volumes.
Jan 4th, 2013 3:45am
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audidood audidood
I'm glad AMG is deciding to down size but keep a V8 in the C unlike M making a TT I6 which I believe is a big mistake. I wouldn't be surprised if that c63 will out sell the M just because of that growl.
Jan 4th, 2013 12:29am
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Mr80s Mr80s
Comparing 4,7m to 4,76m in length, 1,81m to 1,74m in width... that's damn close to an E-class W124, pretty chubby for an "entry-level" MB sedan (I dont count A and B as classic sedans...) and suited for daily family or salesman use (- why buying an E-class???)
Jan 3rd, 2013 11:28pm
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CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
Wow man! The article is hinting that we're talking about a much more advanced C Class. I'm really psyched about this new generation. Raising the standards...
Jan 3rd, 2013 10:54pm
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Not hard to give "significantly" more interior room... This was the biggest waste of space (even an A4 appeared roomier)
Jan 3rd, 2013 9:55pm
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