In addition to using a hybrid system to improve fuel economy numbers and emissions, the C-Class could also see downsized engines. Prototypes are currently being tested with three-cylinder engines, but there is another possibility that the four-cylinder engines could get cylinder deactivation technology to allow the motors to run on just two cylinders when less power is needed.
Mercedes-Benz is also working on reducing the weight of the next C-Class by about 10 percent, even with the addition of the hybrid components.
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