German luxury car maker Mercedes is surely readying itself to take the luxury car segment by storm. The carmaker launched the all new S Class yesterday and the German luxury car manufacturer has a range of new car launches lined up for near future. While the S Class will be seen giving sleepless nights to the makers of its contenders in the luxury car market, the CLA Class and the new C Class could be seen ruling over the entry level luxury car segment in near future.
The next Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be larger than the current car and this means that the upcoming car would be considerably bigger than the new CLA Class, which is poised to become the new entry level sedan in Mercedes’ product portfolio.
Several speculations later, we finally seem to have some concrete details of the next C Class. It has emerged that the new C will be 70kgs lighter and will have considerably more rear legroom and boot space. The styling of the next C will be in line with the latest models from the Stuttgart based manufacturer and would take some design inspiration from the CLA. However, the car will look more matured and understated than the sporty looking CLA.
The entry level petrol variant, C180, will be powered by a 154 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. The AMG variant is likely to be powered by a 4.0-liter V8 that will have a max power output of 455 hp. A plug in hybrid electric (PHEV) might also be on the cards.
The next generation 2015 Mercedes C Class W205 will go on sale in four body-styles- sedan, estate, coupe and cabriolet models.