Although our recent spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed a mostly uncovered look at the sedan's profile, these latest images give us our best look yet at its front end. Caught performing some hot-weather tests, this sedan is devoid of any major camouflage obscuring the fascia, grille and headlights, showing off what is clearly an E-Class-inspired face.

With its two-bar grille and massive lower intakes – similar to what we've already seen on the 2014 E-Class with Sport Styling Package – we wonder if Mercedes is planning to offer the new C-Class with two distinct visual packages. As a refresher, expect to see the redesigned C-Class sedan make its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, followed shortly thereafter by wagon, coupe and convertible variants.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only design cue I don't like about the new "language" is the wedge shape that ends with a downward slope on each end. I like cars to have a strong stout rear leading to sloped front end, not both sides sloping. It feels like a feminine design to me.
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a winner. Still better looking than a current 3 series.
      550PlusX5
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know, but I have a feeling this C sedan will look like a smaller version of the W221 S-class. The rear looks like it's very similar to the W221 rear. And ditto with the side profile looking like the W221, just smaller. To me, this current generation C looks really sporty... I'm not so sure this one is going to be. I hope I'm wrong.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      The C Class is becoming the E Class, just the same as BMWs 3 and 5. Oh yeah, and the CTS. At this rate, the S Class will be a million dollars in 15 years. :-/ Maybe there will be an AA Class to take the CLAs spot by then. Alphabet soup.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks good.
      Joey J
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd say these photos show off the front (and the rest of the car) a tad better ;) http://www.worldcarfans.com/113041656610/breaking-2014-mercedes-benz-c-class-spied-without-camouflage
        GT8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joey J
        Yes, that definitely a variant without the LED headlights. Expect an LED headlight design similar to the W212.5 facelift.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joey J
        [blocked]
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like they finally made a proper successor to the w202
      RudyH
      • 1 Year Ago
      interesting, so they make the front nose more like the E-Class, the size of the C-Class is now the size of the E-Class' of ol', in the end Mercedes just made another E-Class? Can't wait for a potential A-Class ?!? (CLA doesn't cut it) / the 2-series and A3. BRING BACK THE DRIVERS CAR!
      Mark Lukas
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of course they are going to offer two different packages. They have offered the "Sport" and "Luxury" models for years.
      Time
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great Looking Car. I actually never imagined myself as the prospective C-Class buyer but ever since they began increasing in size to make more/less(?) room for the CLA Im actually slowly falling in love. The old C's were tiny but I was in a 2012 model recently and it seemed really roomy considering I'm 6'3. Now I pray those autobloggers that love to hate on anyting German made and above the price of a Kia will keep their "witty" comments to themselves.
        tool0117
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Time
        C-class is a great car for luxury brand-conscious wanna-be's who can't quite afford anything better and don't like a fun driving experience.
          Hello, Brian
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tool0117
          All of you are wrong. Each car has its merits and its intended audience. The need to put down any of themspeaks to your insecurity about your own taste. Like what you like and feel no need to apologize or put others down.
          vashster
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tool0117
          I beg to differ activex101. If you want a stiff riding, plain, plastic covered interior and have no imagination you get a BMW. If you're amused by LED lights, don't care about reliability and only want what your neighbor has, then you get an Audi. If you understand anything about practicality, luxury, comfort, style, class, performance, and heritage, then you get a Mercedes. Interesting that BMW being so "performance oriented" has never been able to put into production a supercar.
          activex101
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tool0117
          I hate to say it, but tool0117 is right. If you want a luxury car that is exciting to drive, you get a BMW. If you want something a little more cushy, and not quite as performance oriented, but still very fun, you get an Audi. If you want to drive a car that is perceived as "expensive", but don't really care or know much about performance, you get a Mercedes.
          vashster
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tool0117
          at least you picked a very descriptive username for yourself
      ToniCipriani
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope this is not the death of the luxury grille and standup ornament, that sort of defines Mercedes in my books. I have an absolutely distaste for the current C-Class with its almost mandatory sport grille, you pretty much can't add any extras on the car without getting the grille with a "sport" package.
        Mark Lukas
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ToniCipriani
        Not true. The Luxury package and Sport packages have styling and handling changes. You can get all other options on either car.
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ToniCipriani
        The C is supposed to be sporty. You want luxury you HAVE to pony up for the E-class. Except now the C is the size as the current E and looks like a new S-class - so who the hell knows.....lol
        Feurig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ToniCipriani
        You should learn a little more about the cars then. There are two models of C-class, sport and luxury. The luxury has your boring look with the hood ornament and straight forward body kit. The sport is what you normally see with the star in the grille. There are plenty of models with the hood ornament. In fact, look at the 300 SL and other SLs. Any of them with a hood ornament? It's a styling trait; nothing more.
      Carpinions
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, at first glance the front screams Infiniti Q50. My guess is that's not what M-B wants me to think.
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