With the all-new CLA-Class getting ready to stake its claim as the entry-level Mercedes-Benz sedan, the next-generation C-Class will have a little room to expand its lineup and move up market. And nothing says up market more than the S-Class. Comparing these new spy shots of the 2014 C-Class to recent shots of the next-gen S-Class, we can see that newest version of Mercedes' top-selling model (in the US) will have styling that borrows heavily from the automaker's redesigned flagship.

There is far less camouflage covering the new sedan than the last time we saw it, allowing us to see how the car is shaping up. Up front, we can expect the familiar grille and headlight treatment we've seen on other recent Mercedes introductions, and it also looks like it will also get an aggressively styled front fascia similar to what we saw on the new E-Class models. The rear end will get vertical taillights and integrated exhaust finishers.

The sedan version of the new C-Class is expected to launch first followed shortly by the wagon and then eventually a coupe and a new convertible model as well, but it isn't clear if all the different variations will be built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.


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      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Spy shooters are getting close to paparazzi status.
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      Judging by the Escape with open door... So this is how spy shoots happen... You stop behind a camo car at intersection, run out of your car and start circling the camo'ed car frantically making pictures? I know the truth is pretty prosaic, but damn, that seems like a very awkward thing to do...
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you look closely, you can already see the swage lines on the side, and the humped rear arches. So basically, this C-Class will look exactly like every other current Benz out there. This is their idea of a design language: To make every low-high level sedan and SUV look the same. I have to say, I'm disappointed.
      stevenh
      • 2 Years Ago
      the new C looks evolutionary from the current where as the CLA is revolutionary. Too bad the latter is stuck with FWD, maybe hoping that the CLA45 AMG version has allwheel drive which will make up for the short comings of the horrible FWD configuration
      chonnes
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather drive a 4 year old S-Class over either the CLA or this C-class, especially when you consider a 2009 S550 can easily be had for $40,000 - $45,000 which isn't much more expensive than these new models.
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      The CLA will cannibalize C-class sales, and the new C-class will cannibalize E-class sales, and the new E-class....you get the idea. The end result isn\'t a good thing, it means lower profit margins and thats the only thing Mercedes Benz has. I still say MB will be owner by someone else within the next 10 years, probably VW. Sergio Marchionne says you WILL be bought out unless you sell around 4.5 million cars per year by 2016. MB is only \"projecting\" 1.5 million in the year 2015.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Street King
        >Mercedes >owned by someone else What ARE you smoking, and where can I get some of it?
      ponycargt
      • 2 Years Ago
      The CLA is nice so I was hoping this would have some of that flavor, but It looks kind of disappointing. The sides and the rear side windows look just like the current car (rather boring). If I were in the market, I might want the CLA over this despite the fact that the CLA is FWD...
      • 2 Years Ago
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      2MUCH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus called they want there exhaust pipes back
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2MUCH
        their...non native speaker here
        Spellchecker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2MUCH
        What are you talking about? These are the same exhausts that are found on the current Mercedes CLS and facelifted S-Class.
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spellchecker
          call yourself the spellchecker and not going up against this guy?! FAIL %$§§trollol
          2MUCH
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spellchecker
          I think you need to look again dude they are the same design pipes that are on the E-Class which is the same pipes that are on the GS and the LS first Lexus first came out with back in 06 then Hyundai and Buick followed now MB.. they used to have a different designed but I think now they are exclusive to AMG line...
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2MUCH
        Integrated exhaust tips aren't new at all.
      THE 507
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes decided to bring the droopy-butt styling of the current S-Class to the C-Class. Well, good luck. IMHO it really looks like . . . well, let's just say that it doesn't come close to the dynamic rear styling of the current car.
      GFB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yep. Looks dapper wearing Alpina B7 Wheels.
      Sikaty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes always scores high when it comes to exterior. I predict they will screw up the controls as usual. Consumers want cool technology like Head Up Display, not useless military Night Vision Infrared stuff we've seen so far at each Benz redesign.
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