FRANKFURT — Mercedes-Benz is positioning the redesigned C-Class as a smaller, sportier version of the recently launched S-Class flagship sedan. The latest C-Class will “raise the bar as the most sophisticated offering in its segment,” Mercedes said

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the fifth-generation C-Class on Feb. 23, ahead of a market launch in June. The car’s chief engineer, Christian Früh, talked about why the car’s bigger engines have been dropped and why there will be