The C-Class is one of Mercedes-Benz’s best selling cars all over the world. It is their entry level car after all, and hence sells in huge volumes, even in a country like India, it has now become a common sight on the roads, which means that it is selling very well. But Mercedes-Benz is not a firm which will just sit and watch its cars sell, their cars are the best and they want it to stay that way, and for this reason alone, they keep updating their cars every now and then, bestowing them with the latest available technology and features, and the latest to undergo the update is the C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has now unveiled the new 2014 C-Class sedan before its launch at the Detroit Motor Show. The new C-Class, code-named W205 has been given a complete re-design, and it now gets styled in the new global design language which can be seen on other Merc’s too. But, from the styling point of view, it looks like the new C-Class has taken a lot of inspiration from the Mercedes Benz S-Class. The front and rear of the car looks strikingly similar to the S-Class. On the inside, everything is typical Mercedes Benz style with the leather seats and the tech-laden dashboard and the three pointed star on the steering wheel.
The new C-Class is now 94mm longer and 40mm wider than the out-going model (W204), the wheelbase of the car too has been extended by 80mm. Moreover, the new car is much lighter than the old one, thanks to the clever use of aluminium all over the car, the C-Class has lost over 100 kilograms. The new C-Class will be launched with one diesel and two petrol engine options. The range starts with the C180, which will sport the 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol unit producing 156HP and 250NM torque. Next up is the C200, which will be powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine, putting out 184HP and 300NM of torque, next up, is the C220 BlueTEC which will be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine with an output of 170HP and 400Nm of torque.
The range of engines will be extended after the launch, a 1.6-litre diesel, larger and more powerful engines will find its way to the engine bay of the new C-Class, there might even be a hybrid on offer. Mercedes Benz may also offer a 9-speed gearbox in the future after the cars launch. We expect Mercedes-Benz to display this car at the 2014 Auto Expo.
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