New Mercedes C-Class Estate arrives September
Priced from £28,055
The new Mercedes C-Class Estate will arrive in the UK this September priced from £28,055. There are five engine options offered and three model lines; the SE, Sport and AMG. Starting the range is the C 200 petrol engine, producing 184 hp and emitting 128 g/km of CO2, the C 200 is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. Two diesel engines; the 220 BlueTEC and the 250 BlueTEC produce 170 hp and 204 hp and emit from 108 g/km and 117 g/km of CO₂respectively. The 220 BlueTEC is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. Two further engines include a C 200 BlueTEC diesel and the C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID will join the range later in the year.
Four option packages are available; the Executive package is priced at £995 available on the SE which includes the Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, heated front seats and chrome rather than black roof rails. The Premium Package adds a panoramic glass sunroof, Keyless-Go, the ambient lighting system and the electric seat memory package. The Premium Plus Package brings the mighty Burmester surround sound system and COMAND Online. The packages cost £1,595 and £2,795 respectively.
There are further options including the Driving Assistance Package priced at £1,495 and available on the Sport and AMG Line models which includes the Blind Spot Assist, Distronic Plus, Lane-Keeping Assist and the Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system.
The AirMATIC Agility Package priced at £895 allows the suspension on the C-Class Estate to self-level and be raised by 25mm when required as well as varying to allow different damping characteristics. The Air-Balance package, meanwhile, allows a fragrance to be diffused around the interior of the car via a small container found in the glovebox.
Mercedes C Class Estate boasts sporty design
The new Mercedes C Class Estate boasts a sporty design plus the innovative technology and has greater cargo space than its predecessor. Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development said "the new C-Class Estate is not only extremely practical thanks to its large, variable load compartment, with its state-of-the-art technical features it also stands out in its segment in regards to safety, efficiency and comfort.”