Subsequent-generation Mercedes C-class spied – to spawn subsequent M3-rivalling AMG C63
What we do know is that it’ll share related underpinnings with the present mannequin, constructed on the identical MRA platform, and mix the same format of longitudinally mounted four- and six-cylinder engines with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive might be non-compulsory as now, and count on a wider integration of electrification in gentle, parallel and plug-in hybrid fashions relying on the specification and market.
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Of most significance although, the brand new C-class may also accommodate AMG’s suite of efficiency engines, made up from each turbocharged straight-six and V8 models. As in AMG’s new ‘53’ AMG fashions, the straight-six needs to be turbocharged and its ancillaries powered from an electrical motor quite than immediately off the engine, whereas we count on the identical sensible M177 4-litre ‘hot-V’ V8 engine to high the vary. There may be an related danger with becoming V8 engines in this kind of automotive as the newest spherical of emissions rules are on account of tighten but additional, however this engine’s use throughout the AMG vary, to not point out Aston Martin, has meant that Mercedes has invested closely to make sure the engine is future-proofed, at the least within the quick time period.
AMG’s current development of appropriating all-wheel drive to its fashions may also make it into the following spherical of AMG C-class fashions, particularly if the rival BMW M3/M4 additionally undertake all-wheel drive, which is a definite chance.
Inside, we suspect the C-class will draw inspiration from the brand new A-class, with Merc’s now trademark dual-screen set-up certain to be mixed with the newest MBUX interface and touchpads.
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The design, from what we are able to see below the thick camouflage, additionally appears to take an evolutionary path, sharing related proportions and window-line with the present automotive. Slimmer headlights will doubtless body a big grille opening, whereas on the rear new lighting clusters will bleed into the boot lid, differing from immediately’s one-piece upright models.
As the present C-class was solely launched in 2014, we don’t count on the brand new mannequin to be seen until 2021, at which level we should always have a brand new BMW M3/M4, and new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio derivatives to behave as strong rivals for the upcoming C-class we’re actually eager about.