Sypshots: 2014 Mercedes C-Class Sheds Camo
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It will remain a rear-driven saloon, but all-wheel drive will become a bigger focus for Mercedes. Of course, the coupe and wagon will continue to be built, and a small cabrio will be introduced to rival the 3-Series drop-top.
The styling will also be much different than before, a mix of flowing lines that differ from the edgy current design. This is the first time we’ve been able to show you the side profile of the car without any sort of camo. Though the other photos are murky, we can at least make out that the C-Class will indeed by styled after the F800 Concept.
The engine range for the C-Class will be almost completely new and downsized. The C180 will use a 1.6-liter turbo with 156 PS, while the C200 and C250 will use a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 184 PS and 211 PS, just like the A-Class, only in a longitudinal application. Above these, the C300 will be launched, another 2-liter, this time with 252 PS. The top of the petrol range will not be the 350, but the C400, which will be a 333 PS 3.0-liter V6, presumably also a turbo.
The diesel range will be a bit less revolutionary, featuring four-bangers and V6s we already know of. But the AMG model has sparked a bit of controversy. The first rumor about it said it will be the M157 5.5-liter twin-turbo, which would have to be detuned to about 450-500 hp. After that, it was rumored that the AMG model wound be called the C55 AMG, not the C63. The latest report suggests it will have a whole new 4-liter with 462 PS.
If we were betting men, we’d put our money on this last report!
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On 9 November 2012 at 06:58 UTC, Luxe Millionnaire said:
Can you tell me if usually we need to pre-order and if the waiting list is huge when a new model is launched ? Thanks.
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