Our spies have already caught the 2014 Mercedes C-Class on numerous occasions, but new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

Set to ride on a modular rear-drive architecture, the car will be slightly larger than its predecessor and adopt a swoopy design that mimics the CLA. The change will allow for a more accommodating cabin with additional rear seat legroom and a larger trunk that will hold approximately 500 liters (17.6 cubic feet) of luggage. Despite the size increase, the sedan will reportedly weigh 70 kg (154 lbs) less than outgoing model.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but are rumored to include:

  • A 2.2-liter CDI four-cylinder with outputs of 170 HP (125 kW), 204 HP (150 kW) and 231 HP (170 kW)
  • A 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 156 HP (114 kW)
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 184 HP (135 kW), 211 HP (155 kW) and 252 HP (185 kW)
  • A 3.0-liter V6 with 333 HP (245 kW)

We can also expect hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants as well as an AMG model with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops roughly 462 HP (340 kW).

Gallery: 2014 Mercedes C-Class to be lighter & larger - report

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