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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate officially unveiled

Published by on May 22, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate W205

The German carmaker has just unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate, the wagon version of the beautiful new C-Class and, my God, have you ever seen anything more beautiful? The new model, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall, is very similar to the sedan version, even the B-pillars being identical to the sedan’s and compared with the previous version of the C-Class, the new generation is 40 mm longer and its wheelbase also increased by 80mm. Due to these changes, rear passengers now get extra room for legs, head and shoulders.

Luggage space has also increased, 490 liters (17.3 cu ft) being available with the rear seats up and 1,510 liters (53.3 cu ft) with the seats down. Compared to its rivals, the new C-Class Estate offers 5 liters (10 with the rear seats folded) more than the BMW 3-Series and exactly the same capacity as the Audi A4 Avant (490 liters) with the rear seats up, but almost 80 liters more with the seats folded.

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate is based on the platform as the sedan, which is 143 pounds (65 kg) lighter than its predecessor. Also, for the first time in this segment, the C-Class Estate is offered with an Airmatic air suspension and self-leveling function. Another first for the C-Class is the hands free access system that allows opening/closing the liftgate by moving the foot in an area below the rear bumper. Other new features are the rear seats, which can be folded 40/20/40 and can be electrically controlled, plus a special function of the multimedia system that allows the driver to program the automatic air conditioning system or check how much fuel there is in the tank, all from a distance.

At its launch, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate will be available with four engine choices in Europe. All of them comply with the Euro 6 emissions standard, have Start-Stop as standard and according to the German carmaker are 20% more fuel efficient. Just like the standard in this segment, the driver is able to choose from several driving modes that include Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. The standard model comes with rear-wheel drive, but Mercedes announced that four-wheel drive versions will also be available in the future, plus a new hybrid version soon to be revealed by Mercedes.

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