Mercedes has gone on a rampage to redesign all the classes under its marque. First, it was the gorgeous looking A-Class, then the elegant E-Class and now the brand new C-Class. We’ve found a set of leaked images of the brand new generation of C-Class.
This new C-Class is set to debut at the Detroit motorshow in coming January, however these images first appear in a Spanish site. The new generation model will fit in the market going against premium rivals like the AUdi A4 and the BMW 3-Series with a new lineup of four, six and eight-cylinder engines and various hybrid options. For a start, it is 100kg lighter than its predecessor and will have the lowest fuel consumption in its class.
Codenamed W205, it is said to be the baby S-Class as it inherits cabin designs from its big brother. A simplified new C-class cabin is created with lots of new features. Head-up display is available for the first time in a C-class and a new touchpad and screen for the command control system is in this sleek interior. The front passenger seat can now detect if a child seat placed on it. The car’s on-board computer will automatically disable the front passenger airbag if the child seat is there. Once the child seat is removed, the airbag is turned back on again.
Mercedes says, getting out of a old C-class into the new one feels like an upgrade from an economy class seat to business class in an aeroplane. Well, we shall see in 2014.