Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

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    Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Mercedes' new C-class saloon has set foot onto the Nurburgring to begin its programme*of endurance testing.

    Though heavily disguised at both ends with black cladding, the structure of the nose with Mercedes' current upright grille and large badge design is clearly evident here. It looks almost ready for production, but don't be fooled: with the current C-class range recently overhauled, the new W205 car won't arrive until 2015.

    So the new C-class will crib styling from other Mercedes cars?

    Yes indeed. Getting consumers to buy into the 'mini-S-class' idea is a big part of the C-class appeal. The new C will borrow elements from other Merc though. The familiar grille first worn by the SLS has been grafted onto the SLK, SL and CLS since, so expect Merc's baby saloon to get the same treatment.

    Tail lights will be swept into the flanks a la CLS too, but don't expect the 2015 C-class to be too rakish. Mercedes will instead create a little brother to the CLS in the shape of the CLA, an entry-level 'coupaloon' due to appear in 2013, according to CAR's sources.

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    Re: Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Coupaloon is much easier than four door coupe. Welcome to my vocabulary, coupaloon.

    Anyway, I thought the CL was being tacked onto the S? And a convertible CL isn't the Ocean Drive... It's just a convertible.

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    Re: Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Wow. The new C is already being tested?? It was new for 2012!! Good grief that's fast!!!
    And 10 new cars in the next 7 years?? geez

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    Re: Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Wow. The new C is already being tested?? It was new for 2012!! Good grief that's fast!!!
    And 10 new cars in the next 7 years?? geez
    Cadillac is releasing 10 new cars in 3 years, just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Cadillac is releasing 10 new cars in 3 years, just saying...
    Yeah... but Cadillac has 3 cars in its lineup. Releasing 10 cars will still not bring it to the breadth and depth of the Mercedes lineup. Just saying.

    (But it's about time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Yeah... but Cadillac has 3 cars in its lineup. Releasing 10 cars will still not bring it to the breadth and depth of the Mercedes lineup. Just saying.

    (But it's about time.)
    Well, as of 2013 they have:

    ATS
    CTS
    XTS
    SRX
    Escalade

    By 2016 they will have:


    ATS
    CTS
    XTS
    SRX
    Escalade
    LTS sedan
    LTS Coupe
    Roadster
    Supercar
    BRX

    ...and more. The "10 cars" are a mystery right now, and we'll see how it plays out.
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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by Greg.Botts Hidden Content
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    Re: Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Well, as of 2013 they have:

    ATS
    CTS
    XTS
    SRX
    Escalade

    By 2016 they will have:


    ATS
    CTS
    XTS
    SRX
    Escalade
    LTS sedan
    LTS Coupe
    Roadster
    Supercar
    BRX

    ...and more. The "10 cars" are a mystery right now, and we'll see how it plays out.
    Oh come now.... This is GM. THey made the art of blaming bankruptcy for a lack of product and poor PR spin.

    ATS
    ATS Coupe
    CTS
    CTS Coupe
    CTS Wagon
    Escalade
    ELR
    LTS
    LTS Coupe
    SRX

    That's 10.

    XLR won't be due until after C7 launches, putting it beyond the 3 year timeframe, if at all. And no supercar until after that at least. Don't expect ULS anytime soon either.

    Also, LTS Coupe may not be a possibility, but that could be replaced with ATS Convertible.

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    I actually wouldn't mind if LTS coupe isn't going to be a reality. The sedan is MUCH more important. Also, I feel XLR is more important than the CTS Wagon. According to insiders, it was a truly stunning vehicle that would have revolutionized the segment...
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    Re: Mercedes C-class (2015) Nurburgring spy shots

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Wow. The new C is already being tested?? It was new for 2012!! Good grief that's fast!!!
    And 10 new cars in the next 7 years?? geez
    2012 was a refresh, with interior re-design.

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