Captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers while on an official photo shoot in California, the images give us an unhindered look at the fourth-generation luxury mid-sized model ahead of its public debut at January’s Detroit auto show and anticipated Australian launch in the second half of 2014.
The spied C-Class appears identical to one of the vehicles in a leaked image published last month, wearing German licence plates and equipped with the AMG Styling Package, which adds front and rear bumpers with larger intakes and outlets, chrome lower bumper and side skirt edges, and multi-spoke alloy wheels.
While a series of leaks, teasers and spy photos mean there are few surprises in the front-end styling of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the latest shots provide the first clear look at the rear, which features S-Class-inspired swept tail-lights, a stubby boot lid, and a clean bumper with dual exhausts integrated into a slim diffuser.
The spy images come about four weeks after Mercedes-Benz released official photos of the C-Class’ new interior, which also takes inspiration from the S-Class flagship and will heavily inspire the cabin layout of the next-generation GLK SUV.
The new C-Class will be slightly larger than the outgoing model, promising increased cabin space and cargo capacity, as well as up to 100kg lighter thanks to the use of lightweight aluminium in the front guards, bonnet, boot lid, door and roof panels.
A new touch-sensitive infotainment system controller, head-up display, air suspension, and climate control linked to the car’s sat-nav GPS data headline the tech features headed for the new model.
Full details of the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class are tipped to be revealed in the lead-up to its Detroit debut.
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