Mercedes-Benz Confirms Plans for an extended wheelbase C-Class

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Earlier this week, we brought you the full details on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Now, according to reports, the Stuttgart based car maker plans to build an extended wheelbase version of the car, to cater the Chinese market.

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Speaking to Reuters, Mercedes’ head of Research and Development, Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber said, “There will be a long-wheelbase version for the specific needs of Chinese clients. This car will be built in China, exclusively for that market.”

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has increased substantially in size as compared to its current generation. The wheelbase stands at 2840 mm, which is a full 80 mm longer when compared to the current gen version. The new C-Class is also 95 mm longer and 40 mm wider, which provides better leg and shoulder room. At 480 liters, the boot is bigger than the previous version too. The specifications of the extended wheelbase are not available as of yet.

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be available with the following engine options:

  • A small 1.6 litre oil burner with 115 or 136 hp / 280 or 320 Nm depending on the configuration.
  • An advanced version of the proven 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine in several output variants. The diesel engines derived from that unit will cover an output range from 115 hp to 204 hp.
  • BlueDIRECT petrol motors with third-generation direct injection – these will be top of the line performance oriented petrol engines.
  • A hybrid with four-cylinder diesel and petrol engine – The C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with four-cylinder diesel engine and a compact electric motor generates an output of 204 + 27 hp.

The new 2015 C-Class will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Motor show in January.

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