Spy Shots: Next Mercedes C-Class Starts Dropping Cover
It’s been a while since our spy photographers last caught the next-generation C-Class out testing, but it looks like it was well worth the wait. Today, the car was taken out and our spy photographers managed to catch some shots of a totally uncloaked C-Class.
As previously reported, the new C-Class will feature a new design language, with elements inspired by theF800 Concept Car displayed in Geneva three years ago. Of course, do not expect to see some revolutionary design; rather, expect an evolution similar to what we’ve seen in the recently launched S-Class and E-Class.
Under the hood, Mercedes will offer both gasoline and diesel engines, plus a hybrid version will be available for the first time.
Expect the new generation C-Class to make its world debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. A station wagon variant will arrive 6 months later, while a coupe and a convertible version are scheduled for the end of 2014.
Even though our spy photographers managed to take some shots of an camouflage-free C-Class, they weren’t taken from the best angle, so they do not reveal many details.
Still, we do expect the new C-Class to feature a larger grille in 3D design, revised bumper and, of course, the same headlamps we have seen in models, like the recently launched S-Class.
For the rear, Mercedes will also opt for some more elegant lines, a new set of taillights and a redesigned bumper.