This recent batch of spy photos is the best one yet, spying up close a 2014 C-Class prototype wearing slightly less camouflage.

This recent batch of spy photos is the best one yet, spying up close a 2014 C-Class prototype wearing slightly less camouflage.

The next-generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) has been spied once again showing what could be CLS-inspired headlights which will probably be wider and positioned higher than they are on the current model. The headlights also seem to wrap around from the front end to the side panels to give the car a sportier look. Judging by the panel's shape which is covering the front grille, the new model could come with a more oval grille.

Riding on the MRA platform, the 2014 C-Class is expected to be 100 mm longer which means it will measure about 4700 mm in length. Thanks to this modification, the wheelbase will be 80 mm longer and will stand at 2820 mm. The new C-Class will be lighter as the entry-level C160 could weigh less than 3,042 lbs (1,380 kg).

Engine lineup will consist of four-cylinder and V6 longitudinally-mounted engines, with output ranging from 184 hp (137 kW) to 330 hp (246 kW). A hybrid variant with a 27 hp (20 kW) electric motor is also planned, as well as the AMG model with a 4.0 or 5.5-liter V8 engine.

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