Detroit auto show 2015 MercedesBenz C class is lighter and larger…

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Detroit auto show: Mercedes-Benz C class is lighter and

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C250. )

The C-class sports sedan Mercedes-Benz is often called the Benz” because it was the smallest and expensive model the German sold in the U.S.

“The car said Steve Cannon, executive of Mercedes-Benz USA. level of refinement takes a step up.”

The role of the C had to because it is no longer expected to entry-level buyers into the brand, Cannon said, a that’s now on the shoulders of the smaller and expensive CLA.

Mercedes discussed its pricing strategy but that the vehicle will close to its current cost, starts at around $36,000 and climbs north with The CLA starts at about $30,000.

This latest generation be built at the automaker’s factory in the first Mercedes sedan in the U.S. market, Cannon

The model also will be at other factories around the as Mercedes works to assemble cars closer to the markets they are sold to avoid the affects of currency fluctuations.

The C gives Mercedes a balanced in cars in size and price the with the CLA and also includes the to the S-class, Cannon said.

is feeding the entire eco system,” he

Mercedes plans to debut the car at the American International Auto in Detroit next month.

Even with the new model, will still likely arch-rival BMW in the sports sedan said Stephanie Brinley, an at IHS Automotive.

Mercedes, which sell about 343,000 cars this year, BMW 3-series sales by about vehicles, a gap that would be to close even with the new she said.

But while competing BMW is important, it’s probably not top priority for this segment of the

“Mercedes is more concerned maintaining their own personality and and not so much about surpassing Brinley said.

Still, a lot is on the C, currently Mercedes biggest both in the U.S. and the world, said.

“It has been the heart of their for quite some time,” said.

The new C will launch two engine choices.

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The C300 come with a 2.0-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder engine will produce an estimated 235 and 273 pound-feet of torque.

“We are getting power out of a four-cylinder engine maintaining four-cylinder fuel Canon said.

The C400 have a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 that produces an estimated 329 and 354 pound-feet of torque. Expect a option at some point.

Mercedes will offer the all-wheel-drive version.  A rear-wheel-drive will follow, Cannon

Mercedes said the dimensions of the new C have grown to take of people’s increasing average But analysts note the car had to grow to it from the CLA, which on sale in September.

The new C is nearly inches longer than the it replaces and 1.6 inches wider. has used a lot of that extra in the back to make the car more for back-seat passengers.  The trunk also has grown to 17 cubic from 12.4.

In a nod to increasing economy and emission standards in the U.S. and globally, Mercedes to whittle weight out of the new C class.  The new car be up to 220 pounds lighter than its

Mercedes is one of the automakers — with Ford and Jaguar-Land — that are pushing into the substitution of lightweight for steel. In the current model, accounts for about 10% of the car’s and body but that approaches 50% in the new

This lightweight construction fuel consumption by up to 20% over the model without any loss of Mercedes said. Mercedes has not fuel consumption numbers for the new car but the generation gets 24 to 25 miles per in combined city and highway depending on the engine choice, to Environmental Protection Agency

The new C comes standard with a feature that’s a favorite of the industry and National Highway Safety Administration — a that alerts a driver who is in of hitting a vehicle or object in and then automatically activates the if a crash is eminent.

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