Mercedes Benz has recently announced three new engine options for vehicles bound for the United Kingdom, this year. This list includes a twin turbo charged V8 engine - displacing 493 BHP – powering the C63 AMG
, while other options include 2.1 liter turbo diesel engine - displacing 168 BHP - powering the C220 Bluetec, 2.0 liter petrol engine – displacing 154 BHP - powering its C200 and a 1.6 liter turbo diesel engine – displacing 181 BHP – powering its C180.
Shortly after their reveal, news arrived of Mercedes Benz launching a 2.0 liter petrol engine for its C250. This vehicle has an estimated power displacing capacity of 208 BHP along with 258 ft lb of torque. The engineering department has been working closely, to develop a new technology aiming to reduce CO2 pollution and fuel consumption. We expect CO2 emissions close to 100 g/km, while official figures are yet to be announced.
Minor changes are also expected on the exterior as aerodynamic modifications ensure better fuel efficiency as well as performance. The company also plans on offering an ECO variant of its diesel production vehicle while turbo charged variants will also be introduced soon. List of engine specifications come at a time, right before the Detroit Auto Show, although details regarding its transmission and power train are not known.
We could be looking at hybrid power trains soon as Mercedes Benz was last seen working on a 181 ft lb displacing electric motor, even though we are not sure when it plans on official launching this engine.
A 4.0 liter twin turbo charged V8 petrol engine is also expected on the 2014 C Class, while we expect power displacement between 454 BHP and 493 BHP on this model.
Latest 7G MCT transmission works like a charm and enhances power distribution. AMG models will sport this new feature while insiders hint at plans to include the C63 in this lineup. A plug in concept is expected fall 2015 and is expected to sport a turbo charged direct fuel injected petrol engine, displacing 294 BHP along with an electric motor displacing 67 BHP.
Vehicles are also expected to feature sportier exterior designs with a large front grille, air intake valves, side skirts and chrome trim design elements. Large head lamps are provided with Daytime Running Lights, while a rear apron, with rear diffusers are provided. Five spoke, 18” alloyed rims are provided as standard with titanium metallic gray providing standard finish. General build quality is quite high while Mercedes Benz maintains its level of refinement and trim quality.
We are yet to officially see these vehicles but considering primary renderings, they show massive promise. Stylish exterior and interior cues have been maintained with matte iridium finish while stitches are prominent on its upholstery. Stylish chrome accents and bumpers are in place and they lend a characteristic up market feel to this vehicle. Do you think Mercedes Benz will come up with a more prominent lineup with new drive train under its belt? Visit us to find out.