Last weekend Mercedes-Benz teased the next generation C-Class, W-205, and now the German luxury carmaker has released a new set of photos showing the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January. The interior design of the all-new C-Class follows the latest trend of Mercedes-Benz models, sporting a classy layout and a premium finish. It will get a 7-inch free-standing central display as standard or the company might also offer an optional 8.4-inch color monitor. It also features an optional head-up display and a touch-controlled pad. To provide sporty touch to the dashboard, it gets five air outlets with a central adjusting knob and horizontal Louvre insert. The touchpad in the new C-Class developed by Mercedes marks an evolutionary step. As on a smartphone, all the head-unit functions can be operated using finger gestures. The 65 x 45 millimetre control surface of the new touchpad made out of scratch-resistant material is built into the hand-rest on the central control panel and bordered by a high-quality metal support. The cabin also features an advanced AC system which works with GPS to detect tunnels. This technology automatically turns off the air recirculation flap, so that fume filled air doesn't enter the cabin. The front passenger seat of the new C-Class also features a sensor which disassociates the front passenger airbag if it finds a child seat is in place. The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is around 100kg lighter than its predecessor, which translates into up to 20 per cent lower fuel consumption without any loss in power. The company used an intelligent and innovative lightweight construction, the aluminum hybrid body which is around 70kg lighter than the conventional production using steel. The new C-Class Saloon is fitted as standard with a steel suspension. As an option, three Direct Control suspensions are available in conjunction with this suspension. A comfort suspension with selective damping system which adjusts automatically to the state of the road surface. A DIRECT CONTROL suspension with selective damping system which combines high levels of comfort with sporty looks and a sports suspension which is lowered by 15 millimeters, also with selective damping system and sports tuning. Moreover, the new C-Class is the first vehicle in its segment that can be fitted with an air suspension (AIRMATIC) on the front and rear axles. Thanks to electronically controlled, continuous variable damping at the front and rear, it offers outstanding road roar and tyre vibration characteristics even with the vehicle loaded. The driver can use a switch to select between the various damper characteristics: "Comfort", "ECO", "Sport" and "Sport Plus". The additional "Individual" setting allows the driver to configure the vehicle to suit their personal preferences.