Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, many thought Jaguar would take the wraps off their X-Type successor. While the new car didn’t make an appearance in the flesh, Jaguar did bring a few interesting tidbits about the new mid-sized sports sedan, dubbed the XE.
First launched in 2007, Mercedes’ best selling model line is going under the knife for the 2015 model year. Initially conceived as the entry point into the Mercedes-Benz owner’s club, the C-Class line has since relinquished that title to the new CLA. As such, Mercedes will be moving the new C-Class closer in line with the new S-Class in terms of style, luxury and technology.
Even though it won’t be hitting the streets until sometime in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLA sub-compact sedan has been spotted by spy photographers for quite some time. Now, we have our first glimpse of the hotted up CLA 45 AMG sedan, thanks to the spy shooters over at Carscoop.
We recently had our first exposure to the 2012 version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, via a week-long loan of the utterly lovely C63 AMG Coupe. If you missed that review (wherein we compare the C-Class with all relevant competitors) you should definitely give it a browse. And while driving the C63 is a singular experience that we highly recommend, we can honestly say that we were looking forward to testing the C250 with almost as much anticipation as the AMG car.
Mercedes-Benz debuted the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, a special edition that the company is calling its fastest C-Class ever. Its 6.2-liter V-8 engine boasts 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, up 59 horsepower and 14 pound-feet over the current C63 AMG. Capable of 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds, the Black Series borrows some technology and components from the SLS AMG.
Today, we received these spy photos of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class, giving us a barely disguised glimpse at the cars future appearance. It’s not a major overhaul, but we like the looks of the C-Class, anyway, and the small updates are a nice touch.
Our spy guy just delivered these sneaky peeks of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, sure to give other factory-tuned sedans quite a fright.
Our vigilant spy photographer has again caught the Mercede-Benz C-Class Coupe, and this time he managed to capture a glimpse of the cockpit.
Mercedes-Benz was kind enough to give us a week in the not-quite-AMG-spec C350 Sport Sedan. This competitor to the BMW 335i and Audi A4 S-Line, came lightly equipped with the Multimedia Package and the Advanced Agility Package. We had one week with the C350, and here is what we thought.
Our spy photographers have captured some images of Mercedes-Benz’s third attempt at producing a competitor for the BMW 3-Series Coupe. Unlike the C-Class Sport Coupe and CLC-Class of the past years, the new C-Class Coupe looks to be a true coupe, not a hatchback.
Our spy photographer, who has been capturing a lot of updated Mercedes-Benz products lately, has just sent over images of the C-Class wagon. Form these shots, we can see that it gets the same facelift as the sedan.
Another set of Mercedes-Benz spy shots came through recently. Here we see the C-Class showing off its new look.
Cadillac’s Art & Science design language will be heightened at this January’s Detroit Auto Show. GM’s non-Buick luxury division will be previewing an entirely new concept car, and we’re told it’s nothing we’ve seen before, so go ahead and rule out any possibility of a production ATS sedan to rival the C-Class and 3-Series.
After spending some time with Mercedes’ hot-burning C63 AMG, we thought it apt to give the rest of the C-Class range a shot to see if the new Benz C can all-around top other premium sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS. While we did enjoy our C300 Sport, we found the $45,000 as-tested price a little high, especially when a BMW 335i offers better performance for a more reasonable price. Still, much of the blame for the hefty price tag is down to heavy treading on the options list…