The 2014 Mercedes C-Class has been spied showing some more skin. See the photos inside

The 2014 Mercedes C-Class has been spied showing some more skin.

Looking larger and more refined than its predecessor, the redesigned model has a new front fascia with soft curves and large air intakes. The car also has a two-bar grille, a dual exhaust system and S-Class inspired taillights.

The 2014 C-Class is slated to ride on a new MRA platform that is lighter and longer than the previous architecture. This will result in 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 are expected 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)

There should also be 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).

The Mercedes C-Class is expected to be introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show with sales starting shortly thereafter.