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      12-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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      12-16-2013, 05:20 AM   #2
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The C-Class is no longer Mercedes-Benz's entry-level sedan offering as this role has been at attributed to the CLA. As a consequence, the German marque had to distance the C-Class from the A-Class-based sedan and as a result the W205 generation has grown in size since it is 95mm longer (at 4686mm) and 40mm (at 1810mm) wider than its predecessor, while height stands at 1442mm. 80mm of the added length is in the wheelbase which now stands at 2840mm and the cargo capacity has been increased to 480 liters.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rides on the modular MRA rear-wheel drive architecture and is up to 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model. As a result of this significant diet, fuel consumption has been reduced by 20 percent without affecting performance. The vehicle also has a lower center of gravity which should result in a sportier handling experience.

It will be the first vehicle in this segment to be offered with air suspension in the form of an optional self-leveling AIRMATIC which is electronically controlled on both axles and features continuous variable damping. The standard steel suspension comes with a selective damping system offered in three modes: comfort, comfort with sportier character and a sports suspension which lowers the car by 15mm.
Upon launch it will be offered with three engines, starting with the C 220 BlueTEC packing a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel rated at 170 HP (125 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.1 seconds and will have a fuel consumption of just 4 liters / 100 km (58.8 mpg US or 70.6 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 103 g/km.

Next is the C 180 model with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine delivering 156 HP (115 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) which will be enough for a 0-62 mph run in 8.2 seconds. Fuel consumption will stand at 5 liters / 100 km (47 mpg US or 56.4 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 116 g/km.

There will also be a more powerful C 200 model with a 2.0-liter outputting 184 HP (135 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. The engine will grant the car with a 0-62 mph run in 7.5 seconds and a fuel consumption of 5.3 liters / 100 km (44 mpg US or 53.2 mpg UK), while CO2 emissions will be of 123 g/km.

Shortly after the new C-Class will go on sale, Mercedes-Benz will introduce a 1.6-liter diesel that will be available with 115 HP (85 kW) / 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) and 136 HP (100 kW) / 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). In addition, the car will also be offered with a 2.2-liter diesel with 115 HP (85 kW), 204 HP (150 kW) and also with 170 HP (125 kW) in the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition.

Other engines on the way are five 4-cylinder gasoline motors with output ranging from 156 HP (115 kW) to 238 HP (175 kW). In addition, there will be a C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID encompassing a 4-cylinder diesel with 204 HP (150 kW) working together with a 27 HP (20 kW) electric motor which will provide the car with a fuel consumption of just 3.9 liters / 100 km (60.3 mpg US or 72.4 mpg UK).

Depending on engine choice, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will feature a newly developed 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission. Optionally available will be the firm's 4MATIC all-wheel drive setup and various safety systems such as Active Parking Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Traffic Sign Assist with Wrong-Way Alert.

Already available on order, the new C-Class starts at 33,558 EUR in Germany for the C 180 model. Opt for the C 200 model and you will have to pay 36,414 EUR while the C 220 BlueTEC is priced at 38,675 EUR.
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Turned out to be much nicer than those spy pics had shown. Now I want to see the AMG.
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The new C-class will have no competition from its segment. This car is so far ahead of anything in its class.
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      12-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #5
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The styling looks fantastic in the Aventgrade trim level, with AMG kit this should look even better. The interior is just wow, it pisses over anything else in it's class, and dare I say it even the 5 series, A6, E Class don't match it.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the Touring looks like.
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      12-16-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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Rubs eyes..
A six speed manual will be offered?
Hell just froze.

Serious mpg with those engine choices.


Here comes 32 posts..
Look at the stupid round vents and taped on nav screen.
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Wow it's growing on me more and more! Very excited to see the c63!
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Very nice, although I think I like the more aggressive front end styling of the CLA. Also, I'm not British, but that interior is bloody fantastic.
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MB have really stepped up the game! I can't believe it but I actually wouldn't mind having an MB now :0

Just look look at that interior! The exterior proportions seem very nice and I like the 'tight' rear end..
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Do want. Nice work MB!
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A diesel hybrid putting out over 60mpg is impressive.
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The new C-class will have no competition from its segment. This car is so far ahead of anything in its class.
Seriously man! My F30 seems weak in comparison..

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Rubs eyes..
A six speed manual will be offered?
Hell just froze.

Serious mpg with those engine choices.


Here comes 32 posts..
Look at the stupid round vents and taped on nav screen.
The C-Class has always been offered with a six-speed manual in other countries. I don't know if it will be offered this time in the US.

LOL I think the rounds vents are pretty cool. The nav screen doesn't bother me anymore ..
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Bravo MB..Oh look ,LED tail lights from the get-go..BMW should learn from this
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The C-Class has always been offered with a six-speed manual in other countries. I don't know if it will be offered this time in the US.

Correct, but I took it as NA also.
Seeing the article only mentions Euro pricing..
Crap .

Hell is probably safe from cold temps .
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If you've ever driven an MB with a manual, you'd stop wishing they'd bring them here. Even the 190E 2.3-16 had about as much feel as a Caterpillar.
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The C-Class has always been offered with a six-speed manual in other countries. I don't know if it will be offered this time in the US.

Correct, but I took it as NA also.
Seeing the article only mentions Euro pricing..
Crap .

Hell is probably safe from cold temps .
Lol yeah I don't think MB will be as keen to offer manuals as BMW is hehe
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This car looks fantastic.

Miles ahead the F3X.
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If you've ever driven an MB with a manual, you'd stop wishing they'd bring them here. Even the 190E 2.3-16 had about as much feel as a Caterpillar.
Eurorail and cabs.
Maybe the "new" manual is better matched.
Anyway, I think the car looks pretty darn spiffy.
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Sry guys, but this thing craps all over the F30 IMO...

The interior alone puts the F30 to shame. You can really tell MB is about quality and luxury whereas the BMWs of late are all about penny-pinching profit.
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This is so much better than the F30, it's comical really. When did BMW fall this far behind in aesthetics?
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Looks sinister in black. Can't wait for the C63.
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