These are the very first official images of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class which will be showcased to the public in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new generation C-Class wears the W205 codenamed and adopts a heavily overhauled interior cabin that looks significantly more premium than on the current model and it follows the scheme seen on recent Mercedes-Benz models. It will be available with a standard free-standing seven-inch central display but for more money clients will have the possibility of opting for a larger 8.4-inch color display. Also available will be an optional head-up display.
Mercedes-Benz says the C-Class’ air conditioning system will be able to use data from the GPS to detect when there are incoming tunnels so that the car’s computers will automatically close the recirculation flap to avoid fume-filled air to enter the cabin. In addition, the front passenger seat will boast a sensor capable of disengaging the front passenger airbag when a child seat is detected.
Depending on selected engine, the new C-Class will be up to 100 kg lighter than the outgoing model and will be optionally sold with a self-leveling Airmatic air suspension with several driving modes such as Comfort, ECO, Sport and Sport Plus.