Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

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Mercedes C-Class

If you want to buy a German mid-sized sedan, you have three choices: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class. Still, the C-Class has lost lots of ground in the past few years and it was about time for Mercedes to do something about it.

The next-generation Mercedes C-Class has been caught testing in many times, but until now we had no details on the engines to be featured in the new model. However, in a recent interview Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon revealed that the next C-Class will be offered with a series of firsts: the first diesel and hybrid powertrains, first time with an all-wheel-drive system will and the first time the next C-Class will have an engine built in the United States: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developed in cooperation with Nissan.

Also, next to the current sedan and coupe variants, the next C-Class will also add a convertible and station wagon versions. All these changes were required to make the C-Class more competitive with the BMW 3 Series.

Mercedes will unveil the next-generation C-Class at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show; the coupe and convertible will arrive in 2015. The hybrid version will also arrive in 2015.

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Mercedes has expanded its C-Class lineup with the addition of a new "Edition C" package that requires an additional €1,785 ($2,400 at the current exchange rates), or €1,011 ($1,300) if you opt for a C-Class Avantgarde. This upgrade can be applied to all sedan, coupe and station wagon variants.

On the exterior, the new Edition C adds an exclusive grille with high-gloss black louvers and chrome trim flanked by darkened headlamps; AMG-styled front apron, side sill panels and rear apron; and, of course, "Edition C" badge on the wing. There is also an exhaust system with chromed tailpipe trims, 170inch five-spoke alloy wheels in a high-gloss black on the sedan and estate models.

For the interior, the model adds sports seats in black ARTICO manmade leather and DINAMICA microfiber with two-tone (blue/alpaca grey) contrast stitching and dark-aluminum trim. Also added in is a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel covered in Nappa leather with alpaca grey contrast stitching, a DINAMICA-microfiber-trimmed door center panels with alpaca grey contrast stitching and a gearshift knob featuring the same alpaca contrast stitching.

As standard, the Edition C includes an 11.4-inch multifunction color display that includes ATTENTION ASSIST to make sure your attention is always focused on the road ahead.

Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes C-Class.

Mercedes C-Class

This winter, we have brought you tons of spy shots showing upcoming models testing in cold weather. Today, Mercedes took out two of its upcoming models out for a little play in the snow. The first is thenext generation C-Class , which continues to drop of its camouflage.

The next C-Class will take its design inspiration from the F800 Concept Car, which was shown two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, with a more marked front grille. Still, you should expect more of an evolution than a revolution, because according to Mercedes, its customers will still need to be able to recognize the model.

The new C-Class will be offered with updated version of the current petrol and diesel engines. A hybrid version will be offered for the first time.

The new generation Mercedes C-Class will be unveiled in early 2014. The sedan version will be followed by a station wagon version, a coupe and a convertible.

Less than a year after the Japanese market received a special-edition Mercedes C63 AMG called the Performance Studio Edition , it’s getting another a completely different color.

The model introduced last June was painted in a matte black color with red accents on the wheels to go with a two-tone, red and black interior and a saucy performance upgrade.

As for the new C63 AMG Limited Edition, Japanese customers will be treated to a car with a white body model with red accents on the mirrors. A boot-lid spoiler has also been added, as are new brake calipers and its own two-tone red and black leather interior modifications that, incidentally, is different from the interior treatment received by its predecessor.

Equally important for the white C63 AMG Limited Edition is the power upgrade. Thanks to an engine tune from Merc , the output of the luxury sports coupe was increased from 451 horsepower to 480 horsepower. Not too shabby, if we do say so ourselves.

For all of the similarities between the two, the C63 AMG Limited Edition will also be sold on a limited basis. Only 15 coupe models are available with an extra 20 models for the sedan version.

Mercedes C-Class

It’s been a while since we last heard any news on the next generation C-Class , but we think the wait was really worth. As you can see, the latest prototypes caught testing have started dropping lots of the camouflage, revealing that the next C-Class will, in fact, be a smaller version of the new S-Class. If you take a closer look at these spy shots, you will notice that the rear end is really similar to the S-Class.

The new C-Class will take its design inspiration from the F800 Concept Car shown two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, with a more marked front grille. You shouldn’t expect the new C-Class to offer significant upgrades, because Mercedes will need its customers to be able to recognize the model. Still, Mercedes will make it more dynamic and sportier to give both the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series a serious competitor.

The new C-Class will be offered with various petrol and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid version – a first for the C-Class.

The new-generation C-Class sedan is expected to be unveiled in early 2014. It will be followed by a station wagon version, a coupe and a convertible. The new C-Class will be built in Mercedes’ Alabama plant alongside the GL- and M-Class.

Mercedes E63 AMG

According to British magazine AutoExpress, the Germans over at Mercedes are preparing to further expand its lineup with the addition of some more four-wheel-drive AMG models with the first one being based on the next-generation AMG version of the C-Class. The announcement was made by AMG’s senior powertrain engineering manager, Dr Jorg Gindele, who also confirmed that there is already a prototype version testing at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany.

He also confirmed that a Black Series variant of the current E63 AMG could also be offered, but only during its last years on the market. However, in order for this to become a reality, AMG will need to backtrack on its decision "to only produce two-door Black Series models."

Later this year, at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, we will see the first concept version for the company’s new GLA SUV. The GLA lineup will also include a four-wheel-drive GLA 45 AMG version, developed especially for the U.S. market.

And now a bad news: apparently the electric version of the SLS supercar will be the only model of this kind, because it is too heavy and its technology can’t be applied to any other model in the lineup.

Source: AutoExpress

If we think of aGerman automobile that needs no updates, then the AMG version of the current generation C-Class is certainly one that would come to mind. Still, it looks like not everyone agrees with us, and the German tuner mcchip-dkr has developed a pretty interesting tuner for the sports sedan.

A monster was born under the hood, as the tuner managed to increase the standard 487 horsepower output up to an amazing 660 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. In order to make the engine sound even better, the tuner also installed a high-end exhaust system that includes sport catalysts and remote-operated valve control.

The car also received a new a KW-Clubsport suspension system, plus a set of wheels, sized 9-by-20 inches at the front and 10.5-by-20 inches at the rear.

Most of these updates make sense, but we cannot really understand the white exterior paint combined with a crazy foliation developed by CoverEFX. Eh, guess they can’t all be perfect…

The price for the kit is €25,999 (about $35k at the current exchange rates), but you can also get the full car for €84,999.00 ($114,000).

For those of you who want to give their Mercedes C63 AMG a Black Series look we have found the perfect solution. The folks over Expression Motorsport have created a very cool wide-body kit that does exactly this. The kit has been specially designed to enhance both racing aesthetics and performance on the track.

The kit starts with larger openings in the front bumper and hood vents that help deliver better engine cooling and continues with elements that offer the car a more aggressive look. These elements include a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights and directional fog lights, 10-piece fender flares with SL65 AMG Black Series -look air intakes.

The tuner also installed wider wheels and lower suspension, plus a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a new exhaust system with double twin pipes.

If you are interested in this kit, it will run you a total of €7,010 for the kit (about $9,400 at the current exchange rates).

Mercedes C63 AMG

The upcoming Mercedes C63 AMG sedan has been caught testing many times, but the prototypes were heavily camouflaged and it was pretty difficult to imagine how the real car will look.

Today, based on those spy shots and with design elements inspired by the newE63 AMG , we have created a rendering that will help you get a pretty good idea of the C63 AMG’s final look.

The AMG version will be distinguished by bigger brakes, wider fenders, and a front bumper with bigger air intakes and, of course, the AMG quad exhaust pipes.

The future C63 AMG will be powered by the same engine as the previously announced AMG models. This engine will deliver a total of 550 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm. The engine will be mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission and we expect to see the same high-performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system as seen in the previous AMG models.

While we are waiting for the new-generation Mercedes C-Class to arrive on the market, Misha Design has updated the look of the current generation C-Class . The tuner is preparing a cool body kit offered for both the coupe and sedan versions, and can be applied to the standard C-Class and AMG models.

Those of you interested in updating the look of your C-Class, the tuner is offering an upgrade kit that transform the car into a more muscular one. The kit includes a new front bumper with larger air intakes that provide a better engine cooling, a new front spoiler and a modified hood.

The updates continue on the car’s side and rear where Misha adds new side skirts, a new rear bumper and diffuser. The exhausts system has also received new tailpipes and a trunk-mounted spoiler will further improve C-class’ appearance.

Full details on the body kit will be announced in the upcoming days, so if you want to further customize your C-Class stay with us for more details.

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