Take a look inside the new C-Class.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (internally known as BR205) has been spotted again and for the first time we get a glimpse of the interior, which clearly shows an iPad-style display for the infotainment and sat-nav. Also on show are the rounded air-outlets, which are slowly making their way onto most Mercedes' upcoming models. Externally the most interesting design feature is the bigger panoramic roof that may well come with the Magic-Sky option.
Set to arrive in 2014 is the sedan, followed six months later by the wagon and a year later by the coupe, convertible and maybe even a MST. MST stands for Midsize Sports Tourer, a cross between a Wagon and a Van or a smaller version of the R-Class. There are rumours Audi is working on their own version of this body type based on the next generation A4. Since the C-Class is one of the most important models for the automaker, they will not experiment too much with the design, but it still needs to look dynamic and sporty to give both the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series a good fight.
The new C-Class will not only be offered with various gasoline and diesel engines, but also a hybrid variant for the first time. And the automatic gearbox will now extend its speeds from seven to nine. The new C-Class will be produced in the US, alongside the GL and M-Class at the automaker's Tuscaloosa County, Alabama facility.