Mercedes is reportedly developing a C-Class Hatchback to battle the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo.

Little is known about the model, but Autobild says it will be larger than the sedan and afford rear passengers "impressive" head and legroom.

Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model so expect choices 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 turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 156 HP (114 kW)
  • A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 184 HP (135 kW), 211 HP (155 kW) and 252 HP (185 kW)
  • A twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 333 HP (245 kW)

The C-Class Hatchback will reportedly be launched in 2016 and carry a sticker that is substantially higher than the sedan.

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