The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class expected to launch in 2014 is expected to borrow heavily from the elder sibling the S-Class, not just the design cues but also a host of Assistance Systems. AutoBild.de suggests the new C-Class will also have a longer wheelbase, wider track, high quality interiors, better smartphone connectivity and the biggest Navigation/Multimedia display in its class.
The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to borrow the controller and more intuitive COMAND system from the S-Class. The new C-Class range would also include a 2 door sports coupe and a convertible. A wide range of powertrain options are speculated and AutoBild.de insists that there will be C-Class Hybrids of both the ‘Mild Hybrid’ as well as the Plug-In Hybrid kinds. The 2014 S400 Hybrid and the S500 Plug in Hybrid made their debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Mild Hybrid generally refers to those powertrains where the electric motor plays a subtle role, working to improve fuel economy and is powered by batteries charged by the combustion engine whereas Plug In Hybrids can charge their batteries from external charging stations with electricity obtained from renewable sources, thereby earning the right to the claim of being a whole lot ‘greener’.