|The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate is set to debut in September in most European markets. The C-Class Estate has a clear, emotional-sporty design, innovative technology, variability and a cargo volume greater than its predecessor.|
The C-Class Estate is a vehicle focused on a high level of utility and functionality, yet still incorporates a high-quality interior, which was been adopted from the Saloon. With straightforward sportiness, flowing lines and high-grade materials, it creates a modern, luxurious and at the same time sporty ambience. In addition to the base unit, there are also three distinct design and equipment lines each for the exterior and interior. Thanks to innovative solutions, the body shell of the new C-Class Estate weighs less, with an aluminium content of 49 per cent and up to 65 kilograms less gross vehicle weight.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate gets complete interior offerings with optional items
Its high-class, sophisticated interior makes modern luxury tangible with design highlights. With these qualities the Estate reinforces its reputation as a multifaceted lifestyle vehicle or an everyday car. Interior offerings include a touchpad, head-up display, climate control system, infotainment via Frontbass, COMAND Online, and the “Mercedes connect me” services for the first time (Europe only). Meantime, an optional Burmester Surround Sound system is made available for the C-Class Estate.
There are multiple engine variations for the C-Class Estate; for petrol and diesel platforms. The diesel engines are powered by the further advanced four-cylinder or the new small four-cylinder engine, which as BlueTECs are all equipped with SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction). They cover an output range from 115 hp to 204 hp. With the C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, the Estate’s diesel engine and compact electric motor combine for a power output of 204 + 27 hp. Three BlueDirect four-cylinder petrol engines and one BlueDirect six-cylinder petrol engine with power outputs ranging from 156 to 333 hp will initially be available for the new C-Class. The four-cylinder C 350 Hybrid with plug-in technology and a power output of 208 + 67 hp will follow in due course.
Driving dynamics relies on the new four-link front axle which offers definite pleasure and ride comfort. Plus,
C-Class Estate customers will have a choice of two versions of the standard-specification steel suspension, which includes a sporty set-up. As an alternative, Mercedes-Benz, for the first time, offers an air suspension in this segment. The AirMATIC air suspension manages to bridge the gap between a high level of ride comfort and dynamic-agile handling. AirMATIC also features all-round self-leveling for optimum ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate offers multiple drive modes with an individualized setting
In addition, drive modes “Comfort”, “Eco”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and an “Individual” option enable the driver to configure the car to suit self preferences. Assistance systems shared with saloon or sedan come in the form of the Direct-Steer steering, Distronic Plus, AS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. While, additional assistance system options include Active Parking Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.
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