A WCF reader was able to take a few photos with a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class prototype.
A WCF reader was able to take a few photos of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class prototype.
The pictures were taken near Stuttgart, Germany and they show a heavily camouflaged prototype, similar to the ones we've already seen in previous spy photos. Set to arrive at next year's Geneva Motor Show, the next-gen C-Class (W205) will be 4700mm long, making it 100mm longer than the current model, while 80mm of the added length will be in the wheelbase which will stand at 2820mm.
The 2014 C-Class will ride on the MRA platform which means it will be lighter and could allow the base C160 variant to tip the scales at less than 1,380 kg (3,042 lbs). It will probably have a double wishbone front suspension and an updated rear multi-link layout.
Power will come from a longitudinally-mounted four-cylinder and V6 engines, with output varying from 184 hp (137 kW) to 330 hp (246 kW). The range-topping AMG version is set to get a new twin-turbo V8 4.0- or 5.5-liter mill.
Special thanks goes to Michael Baumüller for sending the pics!