The fourth generation of the Mercedes C-Class, will be officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. It will be a brand new model, compared to the existing, both in the design and in technological advancement.
The new C-Class is the first model of Mercedes-Benz, which will be based on the new MRA platform. The MRA is a rear wheel lightweight platform, which will be equiped in a number of new models, including the next S-Class. It is roumored that the C160, will weigh less than 1,380 Kg. Changes have been made, in the front suspension with McPherson struts to be replaced by double wishbones, while the rear multi-link suspension will be upgraded.
The length of the C-Class will be increased by 10 mm, reaching a total of 4,700 mm., the wheelbase will also be larger (2,820 mm.), width (1,810 mm.), while trunk space will reach 485 liters in the sedan version.
The same engines that will be used for the new CLA will also be used for the fourth generation of the C Class. Probably the 1,6 liter turbo gasoline direct injection of the A and B Class, with 156 hp. Also the 2 liter turbo engine of 184 and 211 hp, and a new version of this engine with over 250 horsepower will supply the new Mercedes C300.At the top of the range will be placed the 3 liter twin-turbo with 330 horsepower , while for the AMG versions there are roumors of a new 4,0 or 5.5 liter twin-turbo engine. There will also be diesel version engines with 2.2 , while a 1.6 liter with 130 hp from Renault is expected to be used.
In 2015 there will be the launch of the plug-in hybrid version, while two years later the C-Class will be upgraded, with a new 9 relation automatic transmission produced by Mercedes. After the launch of the sedan version in the summer of 2014, the Coupe version of the C-Class will follow and also a sophisticated Cabrio version with a soft top roof.