The new C-Class is finally here longer and wider than its predecessor with an 80mm stretched wheelbase and a cargo room increased to 480 liters. It looks a lot like the E-Class and S-Class models and rides on the MRA rear-wheel drive platform which has lowered the curb weight by up to 100 kg which has slashed fuel consumption by 20 percent. In addition, the car will provide a more pleasurable driving experience thanks to the lower center of gravity. The 2014 C-Class represents the first model in its class to get an air suspension, albeit the AIRMATIC self-leveling suspension will be optional.
Mercedes-Benz plans to sell the new C-Class at first in a C 220 BlueTEC version equipped with a four-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel outputting 170 HP and 400 Nm. On the gasoline side, there will be a C 180 model featuring a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder mill delivering 156 HP and 250 Nm. The beefier C 200 will make use of a 2.0-liter motor offering 184 HP and 300 Nm.
A wide variety of gasoline and diesel engines will be offered later on during the car’s lifespan, including a frugal 2.2-liter diesel with 170 HP in the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition. There will also be a C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with a fuel consumption of only 3.9 liters / 100 km.