Sometimes, press shots can be deceiving or at least misleading, so it's always useful to see cars in their natural habitat, even when captured on camera under less than ideal conditions.
Many of us haven't had the chance to view the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the flesh yet, so these candid shots from MB Passion Blog reader Christian Mrotzek are of interest as they're the first we've seen of the compact executive sedan out on the road.
We’re not entirely sure which trim version of the C-Class is pictured here as the blue-colored saloon appears to be fitted with the base model's regular Halogen lights, but the Avantgarde Line's wheels and the AMG Line's bumper designs (according to what we saw on Mercedes' German site).
We’ll remind you that the North American debut of the new C-Class will take place at next month's Detroit Auto Show.
Photos courtesy of Christian Mrotzek via MB Passion