**Please note, final car bodywork is being kept secret by Mercedes**
Still heavily disguised, and still some way off: the all-new W204-series Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon will be launched in autumn 2007 in time for the 2008 model-year. Estate versions will follow a year later. The new C is intended to be much sportier, and much more of a driver's car, in a bid to win back buyers lost to the ever-popular BMW 3-Series. It will feature the latest M-B engine technology, including an electronic valvetrain with no camshaft and direct-injection petrol systems; there are also likely to be turbocharged petrol engines.