Spotted: 2015 Merc C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes CClass

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon is one of the very few four-doors that offer as much driving satisfaction as a proper sportscar. So it’s always heartening to see that a new version is on the horizon. And one sure is, as a new set of spy shots have popped up in our inbox showing more details of the next generation C-Class saloon than ever before.

Likely to go on sale sometime next year, the prototype seen here points to Stuttgart having kept the previous model’s proportions while sharpening the lines overall. Although disguised, the grille seems to have been influenced by the one seen in the new E-Class, with sleeker looking headlights.

While the V6 will remain, a turbocharged 1.8-litre engine is likely to make its way into the entry-level model, as is a hybrid powertrain. But we have our sights sets on the extreme AMG tuned version with a twin-turbo V8 under its bonnet.

Although it remains to be seen if AMG will go with the current 5.5-litre lump or the 4.0-litre unit that’s rumoured to be in the pipeline. [GN]