You already had a clue of how the car was going to look thanks to mildly-camouflaged pre-production prototypes being spotted not once, but twice in the past months, but this is the first time you can check it out in its entirety.
The China-only XL variant of the new MercedesBenz C-Class has a wheelbase that has been stretched by 60 mm (2.3 inches) compared to the regular model, with the extra space being exclusively dedicated to the passengers in the rear.
As many of you know, most Chinese consider that owning a car that offers more leg room for the rear passengers is a sign of respect, while the chauffeur-driven cars market is apparently booming. Until now, only the E-Class had a long-wheelbase variant for the Chinese market only, with the model having been launched at last year's Shanghai Auto Show.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class L (V205) will consist of a three-model lineup, with a C 180 L to be the base model, while a C 260 L and a C 300 L to complement it for those who desire more power. Expect more information about the car this weekend, when it officially gets unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.