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The yet-to-be-launched W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been spotted again on a trailer, this time by reader Benjamin Tan on the NKVE. This sighting comes only a month after the last one, which revealed a 17-inch double-five spoke alloy design worn by the UK-spec Sport line car, plus a sports grille as opposed to the traditional one with bonnet ornament.

Here however, the car in the middle on the trailer’s top deck appears to be sitting on 17-inch multi-spoke wheels offered as part of Australia’s Exclusive trim car. The Exclusive car comes with a traditional grille and bonnet ornament Down Under. Does that mean we’ll get a choice of two grilles for our C-Class, at least for the initial fully-imported (CBU) batch?

We’re expecting the Malaysian W205 range to comprise 184 hp/300 Nm C 200 and 211 hp/350 Nm C 250 as base models, but the duo could eventually be flanked by a 156 hp/250 Nm C 180 at the lower end and a C 400 – or a C 450 – as a range-topper, not counting the C 63 AMG, of course.

Since the compact exec’s unveiling last December, there has been long-wheelbase and estate versions, with a plug-in hybrid version on the way.