• Jul 31, 2006
The Car Connection's TCC Confidential blog claims to have received in its email box this morning some pics of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class that expose what the car will look like when it's officially unveiled at next year's Geneva Motor Show. Hmm... we're going to go out on a limb here and say that it's a bit early for official shots to find their way onto the web and that we're probably looking at some nicely done Photochops. Time will certainly tell which is the case, but the lack of badging on the rear and the CLS-sourced five-spoke wheels suggest these pics aren't the real deal. Regardless, what we do see is a beefier C-Class with those large five-spoke wheels, a wide lower air intake running the length of the front and CLS-inspired headlamps. We actually see a bit of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the taillights (rear shot after the jump), but we've been known to see things that aren't actually there and are currently taking medication for that.

[Source: TCC Confidential]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      That's a bang-up lookin' ride, I don't care who ya' are! I'm as Red Blooded as any other US Veteran, but when I look at some of the European Sedans coming down the pike, I get concerned about America's Automotive Future. Sure, they make my business great because we specialize in high-lines, but let's face it, if the "Euro's" keep getting cheaper, with the design trends and attention to detail (quality) we see today, this concern could turn to flat out worry in the not-so distant future. If I have the choice of driving this C for $650 a month, or a Corvette for $750 a month, I'm taking the C!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a miniature CLS, but it looks good. I'm sure things will change before production time.

      I never liked the new S-class in any of the pictures I saw, but after seeing several on the street I'm starting to like them. Not the most beautiful car I've ever seen, but it definitely has presence.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the tails also seem to share some jaguar XJR language where it meets the fender/bumper panel line.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Too bad, this would have been my next car. I guess I'll wait and see when the new C-class comes around. What a great design though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let me see, gas guzzling slow 5 speed automatic Infiniti G35 or direct injection (not USA) 7 speed automatic MB.

      Nissan:Loser

      Now the manual shift transmission G35 is a different story.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If it looks even close to this...add a hybrid twin turbo diesel powerplant & the C will replace my 05 M3.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The rear looks like a volvo c40. It looks like a good replacement for the e class
      • 8 Years Ago
      If I have the choice of driving this for $650 a month, or a Corvette for $750 a month, I'm taking the C!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Obviously photochops. And also not realistic. Just look at the most current spy shots...

      Autobild.de has realistic impressions made by Huckfeldt
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks too much like a CLS if it is what the C class will look like. That is not good for the CLS considering the C class is entry level MB...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the swoopy G35 like headlights on the autoblog pic, but the spy shots posted in #16 make it look droopy like an Opel Vectra (Saturn Aura). Ewww! The rear is also much too conservative - its like a cross between a Honda Accord and a Saab 9-3 - would have preferred curvy lines like the CLS.

      That said, Mercedes new 3.5L V6 and 5.4L V8 are winners, so the C-class should be competitive when it comes to market.
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