What is it?
The new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class we road tested only recently, but this time in its new estate format.
Due in UK dealerships next month, the wagon is the second model built on the MRA platform, and many of its attributes – the longer 2840mm wheelbase and lighter weight, for example – are carried over.
Its design though, is all new. As is the now-standard addition of a powered tailgate, roof rails and rear seats that split 40:20:40.
The estate shares the saloon’s three-trim line-up (SE, Sport and AMG Line) and is offered initially with three engines: the 182bhp C 200 petrol sitting alongside 168bhp C 220 and 202bhp C 250 BlueTec diesels. C 200 and C 300 oil-burners will complete the range before the end of the year.
On test here is the mid-spec C 220 Bluetec Sport with the overwhelmingly popular 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission.
Highlights from the kit list include park assist, a reversing camera, heated front sports seats, two-zone climate control, cruise control, DAB tuner, sat nav, seven-inch display and 17-inch alloy wheels. Privacy glass (£265) and leather upholstery (£795) see the £34,060 price tag of the standard car rise to £35,120.