Mercedes will release a competitor of Audi A5 Sportback
According to the German Autobild Mercedes-Benz has plans to produce a new five-door lift-back model of C-class.
We have already known that a new family of Mercedes-Benz C-class will get a cabriolet in addition to the usual sedan, wagon and coupe models. But it turned out that they are going to make the C-class model in very unusual body - a five-door lift-back! We haven`t exactly known which this new model will be a competitor to: Audi A5 Sportback or BMW 3-Series GT yet, but Autobild reports that rear passengers of this Mercedes will be in freedom.
However, why will the second row be spacious? It is not inconceivable that a higher roof and a stretched wheelbase play the dominant role. According to another version, it may be owing to the increased dimensions of the next generation sedan (we have often heard that a four-door one should become more hospitable for rear passengers thanks to considerably increasing of distance between the axles). Autobild does not directly answer the question; however, specify that the lift-back C-class will combine a station wagon and a sports coupe.
A new model of C-class will be technically similar to the sedan and borrow almost all available engines such as a 1.6-liter (156 hp.) and 2.0-liter (184, 211 or 252 hp.) gasoline engines and a 2.2-liter (170, 204 or 231 hp.) turbo-diesel engines. The best one will be a 3.0-liter V 6-cylinder twin turbo engine producing 333 hp. and 480 Nm.
Presumably, the premier of the lift-back Mercedes-Benz C-class will be held in 2016.
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