Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2014 C-Class at the North American International Auto Show.

Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2014 C-Class at the North American International Auto Show.

Larger and more luxurious than its predecessor, the redesigned model has an upscale exterior that borrows cues from the E- and S-Class. As a result, it has LED-infused headlights, a stylish roofline and a rounded rear end.

The cabin has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and a modern design. Once ensconced behind the steering wheel, drivers will notice a free-standing COMAND display and a new touchpad controller that promises to provide "very simple and intuitive operation" of the COMAND infotainment system. Other highlights include a circular air vents, metallic trim and premium switchgear.

At launch, the C-Class will available with three different engines including:

  • A 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel with 170 HP (125 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.6-liter petrol with 156 HP (115 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 184 HP (135 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque

Depending on which engine is selected, it will be connected to a six-speed manual or a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. Certain models can also be equipped with an optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

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2014 Mercedes C-Class debuts in Detroit