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]