We’ve just driven the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
and found it to be absolutely brilliant, but there are many more members of the latest C-Class family yet to be launched. One of these is a new C-Class wagon, a prototype for which is featured in our latest spy video. The new C-Class wagon, which will be called an Estate in some markets, should hit showrooms by the end of the year.
Though it’s yet to be confirmed, Mercedes is unlikely to offer its new C-Class wagon in the U.S. sadly. The automaker already offers an E-Class Wagon
locally and few sales of luxury wagons make it hard to justify launching a second wagon. Buyers here tend to flock to crossovers and SUVs, which Mercedes has plenty of.
The platform for the 2015 C-Class range
is Mercedes' latest MRA design. It is a modular design flexible enough to spawn a variety of vehicle sizes and bodystyles as well as accept alternative powertrains
. Like the new C-Class sedan, this wagon variant will offer up a range of engines spanning four-, six- and eight-cylinder the units, the latter reserved for a high-performance C63 AMG variant which has also been spied
We’ll likely see the covers come off the new C-Class wagon at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October. Other C-Class bodystyles will include a coupe and a new convertible
, both of which will make it to U.S. shores.________________________________See more videos on our YouTube sites: The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports.