2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ESTATE
The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate has been given an early unveiling this week, ahead of a scheduled July reveal.
Due to hit European dealerships in September, the new C-Class Estate will hit the market nearly seven months since the global reveal of the sleek new sedan.
As earlier spy photos have shown, the new wagon swaps the four-door’s retro-styled vertical tail-lights for a longer set that reach into the tailgate, connected by a long chrome grab-rail.
The new wagon boasts the same powerful character lines as the sedan, along with a tapered belt line and a raked D-pillar - although the tall glasshouse maintains a family-practical shape.
The new wagon benefits from an 80mm longer wheelbase, picking up an extra 96mm overall for greater legroom and cargo space.
The 2015 Estate’s boot will accommodate 490 litres of cargo with the rear seats upright, expanding to 1510 litres when laid flat.
Shown here in its regular volume-selling tims, the new wagon has also been spied in recent months wearing bigger wheels and brakes, hinting at an eventual AMG model.
The C-Class Estate shares its engine options with the new sedan, with petrol engines varying in outputs from 115 to 245kW, and diesels ranging from 84 to 150kW.
A diesel-electric hybrid will also be offered, in the form of the C 300 BlueTec Hybrid that matches a 150kW 2.1 litre diesel with a 20kW electric motor.
In Australia, we can likely expect the C-Class Estate range to kick off with the 135kW/300Nm C 200 petrol and the 125kW/400Nm C 220 diesel.
Speaking with TMR today, Mercedes-Benz Australia's David McCarthy confirmed plans four four-cylinder petrol and diesel options, while "a six-cylinder option, at this stage, is less likely".
The C 300 diesel hybrid is also consideration for Australia, but while the hybrid sedan is confirmed, the wagon version is not yet locked in.