2014 Mercedes C-Class to Grow in Size, Offer More Rear Seat Room

2014 Mercedes C-Class to Grow in Size, Offer More Rear Seat Room

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and according to new reports, it’ll offer more rear seat room than its predecessor.

Recent spy photos show that the C-Class is indeed larger and the next-generation sedan will be built on the German automaker’s new rear-wheel-drive architecture. The new C-Class will grow about 5 inches in length to 185 inches, to help it compete with the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

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Another main reason for Mercedes to make its C-Class larger is to further separate it from the new CLA-Class, which is about the same size as the current C-Class. Three variants of the C-Class will follow once the sedan has debuted: coupe, convertible, and wagon. It’s unlikely that the wagon variant will make it to America.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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  • John

    This article refers to the upcoming 2015 model, not the 2014 model which is essentially unchanged from the current 2013 model.