We’re expecting the new Mercedes C Class to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2014, ahead of which Mercedes are starting to tease.
With the new Mercedes A Class and derivatives – particularly the new CLA – pushing in to the part fo the market held by the C-Class, it’s time for a new C Class. And that looks like it’s happening at bthe Detroit Auto Show in January.
Under the new C Class will be a new platform, a new platform that will also underpin the next GLK when that arrives (and the GLK will finally be available in RHD) and spawn derivatives like a coupe and cabriolet as well as a liftback to take on stuff like the 3-Series GT.
Bigger, more luxurious and a step up from both the current C Class and new A/CLA models, the new C-Class is expected to still be lighter than the current model, which bodes well fro economy and performance.
Engines are expected to be similar to those found on the current model, with everything from 4-cylinder 1.6 litre pertrols all the way up top performance V8s, with frugal diesels a given.
Once option we will get in the UK – and why the next GLK will be coming to the UK – is the choice of 4WD, with the new Mercedes 4Matic on offer in all markets.
It’s a couple of months before the 2014 C Class debuts, but with the first tease now in the open you can probably expect more detail quite soon.