German media is reporting the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be revealed in full on December 16 when it is programmed to go on order.
A German blog specialized in providing Mercedes-Benz-related content says the new C-Class will be revealed online two weeks from today, ahead of a public debut scheduled for January at NAIAS in Detroit. The 2014 C-Class will allegedly be offered upon launch in a C220 BlueTEC diesel version producing 170 bhp (127 kW). There will also be a gasoline engine available with 156 bhp (116 kW) in the C180 and 184 bhp (137 kW) in the C200.
It will be sold with a variety of exterior paint schemes, including (but not limited to) diamond silver, brilliant blue, palladium silver, iridium silver and polar white. The same source indicates Mercedes-Benz plans on replacing the Elegance trim with Line Exclusive, while in terms of technology it will adopt some of the systems available in the S-Class flagship.
A few of the goodies included will be an Airmatic suspension, keyless go system and an adjustable radiator shutter (visually visible) called Airpanel which will be available for the Line Exclusive version.