Wondering what the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan will look like? Well, these renders from Auto Bild give us a fair idea.

Based on the latest spy shots, the renderings suggest the upcoming W206-generation C-Class will wear a front-end design inspired by its larger saloon siblings, the E-Class and S-Class. Round back, the German publication’s digital artist has added a flatter, two-part taillamp design.

Inside, Auto Bild says we can expect an almost entirely digital cockpit (again following in the footsteps of the S-Class), with many controls set to be relocated to a large touchscreen.

While official details of the next C-Class sedan have yet to be announced (though Mercedes-Benz SA has confirmed the saloon will again be produced in East London), we expect the newcomer to ride on an updated version of the outgoing model’s rear-wheel-drive architecture, perhaps with slightly more space between its axles.

Powertrain details are thin on the ground, but some sort of electrification is likely to be offered for markets in Europe. Expect high-performance variants from Mercedes-AMG to follow a little further down the line (when we’ll find out whether rumours of a four-pot C63 hold any substance).