The new Mercedes-Benz C-class estate has entered the final stages of testing ahead of its launch later this year. The second variant of the 2014 C-class is expected to be revealed in full this summer.
This late-stage prototype was spotted almost fully undisguised, testing in Southern Europe. Although the remaining camouflage on this model hides some design details, we can see the C-class estate will feature conventional styling for the segment. The model has also eschewed the swooping silhouette of the larger CLS Shooting Brake, but is almost identical to the new C-class from its B-pillars forward.
The estate is likely to offer even more space than the outgoing car, with insiders suggesting more than 500 litres of room aided by a longer wheelbase than the old model. The new C-class saloon has a 90mm longer wheelbase than before, a move aimed at increasing space in the passenger compartment.
While Mercedes has yet to reveal any technical information about the new C-class estate, its engine lineup is expected to reflect those offered in the saloon range.