2014 Mercedes C-Class W205 Getting New Engines, Double Clutch, 4Matic

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Mercedes Benz is quietly creating a brand new compact car range to rival the new BMW 3-Series. This new C-Class family will go by the name W205, and very little is known other than speculation that it’s lighter and bigger than the W204.
But German magazine Autobild has scooped the new Mercedes C-Class in a big way. According to them, the car will be launched with a double-clutch automatic and will offer 4Matic on a lot of models in the range.

Speaking of the models, the base versions of the C-Class will use A-Class engines, The C180 will have the 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. There will also be a new 2.0-liter powered C300 with 252 PS. The hot new motor for the petrol range will be the C400, which will be a 333 PS 3.0-liter V6, presumably also a turbo.

Contradicting rumors that the M157 5.5-liter will be used in the AMG version, Autobild says the C63 will have a new 4.0-liter with 462 PS. This sounds a bit strange but at the same time pleasing to us, since the a detuned M157 would have been too heavy.

Moving on to the diesels, there will be three versions that use the 2.2-liter turbo setup in total, the C220 with 170 PS, the C250 CDI with 204 PS and the new C300 CDI BlueTec Hybrid with 231 PS. The range-topper will C400 CDI 3.0-liter with 258 PS.
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