Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

After numerous batches of spy shots received from our paparazzi located in Germany starting last fall, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon has been finally unveiled, showing us its brand-new rear end and additional cargo space.

Longer and wider than its predecessor, the new estates boasts a best-in-class cargo space when the rear seats are folded and comes with additional rear legroom and improved head room and shoulder room throughout the entire cabin.

Some of the details are still under wraps, but we do know that the wagon will receive most of the engines found in the C-Class Sedan . At least all the four-pots and a six-cylinder for the time being, with other options to be added later on.

Scheduled to spend its first weeks at the 2014 Leipzig Motor Show, the midsize estate will start hitting European showrooms in September. And unless you’re planning to move to the Old Continent over the next few years, there’s a big chance you won’t get to drive one because Mercedes isn’t too keen on bringing it to the United States.

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Mercedes-Benz has yet to offer a cabriolet version of the C-Class until now, leaving only BMW and Audi to fight it out on the German front, But that’s about to change next year, when the very first iteration of the C-Class Convertible will arrive in showrooms.

Developed independently from the coupe, the drop-top will also borrow most of its styling cues from the 2015 C-Class Sedan , and will come with a retractable soft-top and probably with the cool AirCap anti-draft system found in the E-Class Cabrio .

Details are scarce at the time of this writing, but we have a batch of spy shots suggesting the vehicle is nearing its final development phase, with an official launch to occur in the first half of 2015.

The U.S.-spec convertible is likely to cross the Pond the North America with 2.0-liter, four-cylinder and 3.0-liter, V-6 engines under the hood, but a C63 AMG version is also expected to go on sale with a more powerful 4.0-liter, turbo, V-8 mill motivating the wheels.

Updated 05/16/2014: We have created a rendering for the upcoming C-Class Convertible. Check it out after the jump.

Although the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been fighting a fierce battle against the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 for about two decades now, it was only two years ago, in 2012, that the company finally decided to tackle its rivals with a proper coupe . But the fixed-roof two-door wasn’t followed by a much-needed convertible , with the Stuttgart crew opting to wait for the W205 C-Class to arrive. Now that the brand-new sedan is ready to meet its customers, the very fist C-Class drop-top is in the works and expected to go on sale sometime next year.

The Germans have been working on it since 2013, but development appears to have moved a huge step forward since September, when we last saw the C-Class Convertible prototype wandering the streets. Now spotted near the manufacturer’s R&D center in Sindelfingen, the vehicle lost the body cladding that made it look like an awkwardly chopped ride.

Its sleek appearance is finally starting to take shape, but to get a better idea of what we’re dealing with, we have to ignore the bulky piece that’s covering the soft-top. We also need to ignore the strange round taillights, as they’ll become more familiar once the camouflage is removed.

Like the car, the details around it are still under wraps, but we’re looking at a convertible that’s likely to be lighter than its rivals. That’s because Mercedes wisely decided to develop the model from the ground up and not by slaughtering the coupe and reinforcing it for additional strength.

The drop-top is expected to borrow the entire lineup of engine from the C-Class sedan, which means it’ll cross the pond with a 2.0-liter four-pot and a 3.0-liter V-6 under the hood, both with turbochargers attached to them. A C63 AMG is also likely to arrive, but Mercedes-Benz has yet to confirm this scenario.

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If the Mercedes C-Class wasn’t interesting enough on its own, Mercedes is giving future customers even more reason to consider buying a C-Class down the road. Numerous reports in Germany have indicated that the company is preparing to launch a new, optional package for the C-Class, dubbed the Night Package.

If you’re familiar with the Night Package, you’ve probably heard about it being offered in other Mercedes models, namely the A-Class , B-Class , and CLA-Class . But the package is apparently expanding to now include the C-Class, giving the luxury ride more aesthetic enhancements.

The optimal Night Package will be offered only with the AMG Line trim, but if you can get past that small caveat, you’re going to be a treated to a whole new level of modifications for your beloved C-Class.

The C-Class AMG Line Night Package is expected to be available later in 2014, but the company hasn’t mentioned what the upgrade price will be. We’re sure an announcement on the price will be made soon enough.

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Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to hybrid technology, but the German automaker has yet to implement it on a large scale throughout its lineup, using it only on the S-Class and the E-Class up until now.

That’s about to change next year when the Stuttgart-based automaker plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the brand-new C-Class . Expected to hit the market under the C350 Plug-In Hybrid name, the sedan will rely on a powertrain that brings together a turbocharged four-cylinder unit, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery.

Details are still under wraps, but Mercedes is likely to drop in its 2.0-liter conventional engine, which is good for 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the standard C-Class. Little is known about the electric motor set to be paired with the four-pot, but word has it we’ll be seeing an extra 70 horsepower and at least 140 pound-feet of torque coming from it.

The combo should enable the C-Class Plug-In Hybrid to return at least 78 mpg, making it one of the most fuel efficient sedans on the market. The grand unveiling could take place at the Paris Motor Show this fall, with the first units to hit dealerships in 2015.

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Although the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon — also referred to as the T-Model or Estate — was expected to make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show , the grocery-getter didn’t show up in Switzerland, which points toward a Paris Motor Show reveal later this year. Despite the delay — the French event is more than five months away — the C-Class Wagon is pretty much ready to go on display, as suggested by the camo-free version that was spotted roaming the streets last fall.

Adding to the hypothesis are these new spy shots we’ve just received, depicting three wagons loaded onto a trailer along with sedan versions of the brand-new C-Class . The estates are still wearing a bit of camouflage, with their taillights, emblems and rear three quarter windows still hidden, but that’s not necessarily an indication that Mercedes is still working on the details.

There’s no info as to where the vehicles were being hauled, but it’s obvious that company has already started producing the wagon while preparing its official launch.

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The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class is still nearly six months away from arriving in U.S. dealerships, and official pricing has yet to be announced, but thanks to a full order guide that surfaced on the Internet recently, we are able to have a look at the vehicle’s packages and optional features.

Before we dive into the details, we will remind you that the C-Class will be offered in three version in the United States. The C300, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, will be sold in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, while the C400, with the brawnier 3.0-liter V-6 under the hood, will come with all-wheel drive only.

According to Benz Report, the 4MATIC version of both the C300 and C400 will show up in Mercedes-Benz dealerships in September, while the C300 with rear-wheel drive will roll-out a bit later, sometime in the first quarter of 2015.

Two packages will be available for the C300 and C300 4MATIC in addition to the standard model, Sport and Luxury. The latter, which is standard on the C400, is priced at $2,500, while the former, which is exclusive to the C300, costs $650.

The more expensive bundle will add AMG-like exterior styling and 18-inch AMG wheels, sport suspension and perforated discs for the front brakes. Inside, Sport Package highlights will include sports seats, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and a Black Ash, open-pore wood trim. The Luxury Package, on the other hand, will only bring a more comfortable suspension, a set of 17-inch multi-spoke wheels, a different front grille and a choice of Burl Walnut trim or Linder wood for the cabin.

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Source: benzreport

As you may recall, at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show we had our first look at the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L , the most recent and longest member of the brand-new C-Class family. The sedan will go on sale later this year, but, to our disappointment, it won’t make it to the U.S., being a China-exclusive model.

Today, a report coming from Autocar says the C-Class lineup is set to expand even more, with a performance-oriented sedan to join the ranks next year. This time we’re not talking about yet another AMG-prepped midsize, but a vehicle that will fill the large gap between the C400 model and the brawny C63 AMG that should break cover later in 2014.

Details are scarce at the time of this writing, but the aforementioned source states the new model will be launched with the C450 AMG Sport moniker and with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine under the hood. In order for the sportier C-Class to bridge the wide gap between the 329-horsepower C400 and the 450-horsepower (estimated) C63 AMG , the Germans will increase the V-6’s output to about 372 horses.

As the name suggests, the C450 is not an official AMG model, but it’s being developed in collaboration with the company’s performance arm. It appears that the C450 AMG Sport will also be offered in an optional 4MATIC configuration, which is very likely to cross the Pond into North American dealerships.

Note: Mercedes C63 AMG rendering shown here.

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Source: AutoCar

If a couple of weeks ago we were talking about how the new, beefed up C63 AMG will also get coupe, convertible and wagon versions , now we have to refocus our attention on the regular C-Class model and its brand-new family member, the C-Class Long.

Specifically developed for the Chinese market, where additional legroom is highly appreciated, the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Long broke cover at the Beijing Auto Show , the country’s most important automotive event for the year.

We’re not at all shocked that the elongated C-Class showed up this month, given that the vehicle has been confirmed since last year, but we’re pleasantly surprised to find out that the China -exclusive model is a full 80 mm (3.1 inches) longer than the standard version. For the record, Audi] added only 60 mm (2.4 inches) to the A4 when it created the A4L.

As the model kept its overhangs intact, the entire length of the C-Class L sits in a 2,920-mm (115-inch) long wheelbase, giving it a longer wheelbase than the regular Mercedes-Benz E-Class . The additional room the longer wheelbase spawns in the cabin is obviously available in the rear compartment, where passengers will be able to sit more comfortably and stretch their legs further before hitting the front seats.

Speaking of which, the front passenger’s seat can be adjusted from the rear for further legroom or to compensate for the extra 25 mm (1 inch) added to the rear bench.

The Germans have yet to reveal too many details, but they did mention the C-Class Long will be offered with two different exterior designs. The tame model will come with the classic front grille with the company’s star mounted on the hood, while the more aggressive version, dubbed the "Sport Sedan," will carry numerous AMG body components, including a front apron, sill panels and a diffuser-like rear skirt.

There’s no specific word on what engines will be motivating the C-Class L, but the company said the base model will get 156 horsepower, while the range-topping version can be equipped with a unit that delivers as much as 367 horsepower. This means that there will be at least a C 180L, which will cover the 156-horsepower version. As for the 367-horsepower version, the only Chinese-spec engine close to that is the 360-horsepower, 2.0-liter from the CLA45 AMG, and it is doubtful that this engine will be in a long-wheelbase cruiser, like the C-Class L.

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Although Mercedes-Benz has yet to unveil the brand new C63 AMG sedan and its more useful Estate (wagon) brother, it appears that the Germans are planning on expanding their high-performance C-Class lineup by adding a coupe and a convertible version.

Details are scarce at the time of this writing, but a new report coming from Autocar suggests that the new two-door variants are scheduled to arrive within the next two years, most likely in 2016.

Naturally, the next C63 AMG Coupe will storm the market looking for the new BMW M4 and the Audi RS5 , while the drop-top will compete against the convertible versions of the same cars.

Just like the sedan and the wagon , the new pair of C63 AMGs will be motivated by a 4.0-liter, V-8 engine that will deliver about 450 twin-turbocharged horses.

Design-wise, expect a more aggressive front end, a quad exhaust setup around the back, an integrated rear spoiler, flared fenders, bigger wheels and larger brakes for improved stopping power.

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Source: AutoCar

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