Not so long ago, we have seen what appears to be a prototype of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class in action. Recently, the car was caught in a spy video again while it was undergoing testing in Stuttgart, Germany.
Since the upcoming C-Class is still in its early stages of development, the vehicle from walkoART’s video is heavily wrapped in a zebra camouflage. It is devoid of a radiator grille, and its exposed portions like the roof plus the partially covered lights do not really reveal anything significant. False panels on the car’s exterior also make it hard for us to tell what it has in store for customers.
The only hints that we are looking at a C-Class are the vehicle’s dimensions and overall form. The prototype is just a bit larger than the auto’s existing model because it is rumored to get Mercedes’ MRA2 platform.
What is interesting though is the center of the suspected C-Class’ front fascia. In place of the three-pointed star logo is what looks like a sensor. We suspect that it is likely a component of the car’s driver assist system. It could be an indication of a semi-autonomous system within the vehicle too.
The base trim of the next-generation C-Class will probably come with a slightly boosted version of Mercedes’ inline-four engine. A plug-in hybrid is a possibility as well, and we could see the AMG variant getting a V6 unit partnered to a mild-hybrid powertrain.