Not too much is certifiably known about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but putting together various snippets presents a sedan that will be moving the bar in various directions. Caught at the Nürburgring under comprehensive camo, it's said the styling underneath will take plenty of sculpting cues from the aggressively styled CLS, suggested here by the camo grille covering.

Under the hood, powerplants are expected to stick with the turbocharged four-cylinder currently available and expand into a gasoline hybrid model, with rumors of a diesel or even a diesel hybrid, and even three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines with displacement-on-demand technology.

In addition to the sedan bodystyle, a coupe, convertible and wagon are coming, but the latter might not come to the U.S.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Please bring a diesel...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kinda excited to see what engine tech M-B will actually use (not just hint & showcase). A diesel-electric hybrid should be really interesting though - would like to see a version of that in the US. I figure the next C-class would take a lot of design cues from their Style Coupe though - would be nice evenstill.
        I. Nwosu
        • 3 Years Ago
        The C-Class will not take cues from it as it's the other way around. The W205 C-Class design was chosen in 2010. The CSC is really a preview concept based on the production CLA four-door coupe to be unveiled next month or in two weeks.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing looks like the Sebring they forced onto Chrysler. Do you think they'll keep the (much loved) hood strakes?
        • 3 Years Ago
        WTF are you talking about??? That's camouflage.
        • 2 Years Ago
        I was thinking that awful Chrysler Crossfire abomination with the hood.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These kind of things are barely even "news" anymore. It's safe to assume that EVERY manufacturer will "test" their vehicles on the 'Ring.. even if it's just for free press like this.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      I rented a 2012 C250 for a 1500 mile round trip last week. I was impressed with it's power and the way it handled. The seats were a disappointment though. Not enough back support for me. I would like to see a little more sporty feeling seat in the next model but they might not want to go that way.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I heard the 4 cylinder was the sweet spot in handling in the C class line due to it's lighter weight vs the 6 cylinder. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of improvements will come with the new one.Probably some cool stuff. I'll make sure to pay special attention to the seats.Good luck
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