Just a few months following the market debut of the saloon, Mercedes-Benz is now unveilling the estate version of the new C-class. The new model offers a load capacity of 1,500L and includes an automatic opening tailgate for easy access. Compared to the outgoing model, the new estate consumes 12% less fuel, needing just 6.0L of juice per 100km.

There is a choice of three trim levels, Classic, Elegance and Avantgarde, and, like the sedan range, each features its own distinct grille to differentiate the models. Other features of the new car include towing capacity of as much as 1800 kilograms and an optional self-levelling suspension system.

The engine range consists of two four-cylinder petrol engines in the C180 and C200 Kompressor models, as well as two four-cylinder diesel engines in the C200 and C220 CDI models. As for the six-cylinder engine range, there is a choice of three petrol units developing 150 kW/204 hp, 170 kW/231 hp and 200 kW/272 hp, as well as the new C320 CDI with an output of 165 kW/224 hp. With the exception of the C 50, all engine variants are coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. The C350 is partnered by the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.

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