The new C-Class Limousine, internally badged W 205, will be followed in the second part of 2014 by the estate body variant, baring the code S 205. The practical C-Class will overtake its sedan sibling by a few centimeters and thus will offer more boot space and enhanced practicality. The future C-Class T-Modell, as this is the official German title for the wagon variant, will boast an increased luggage capacity of over 500 litres with the rear seats unfolded. The powertrain will consist mainly of the new MRA rear-driven platform, with the choice of 4MATIC for maximum stability and traction. The new 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox will be as well available for the high-end variants.
In what powerplants are concerned, the new C-Class will debut a new, Renault-co-developed diesel unit boasting a 4-cylinder architecture, turbocharging and 130 hp. Further on, there will three more diesel engines with a cylinder displacement of 2.2 litres, which are rated at 170 hp, 204 hp and 231 hp. On the petrol side, the 1.6-litre starting model produces 156 hp. Its bigger brother, the 2.0-litre unit, will be offered in three power stages: 184 hp, 211 hp and 252 hp. The high-end model will be C 400 boasting the all new 3.0-litre direct injection, twin-turbo V6 powerplant cranking out 333 hp.
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