• Apr 30, 2007

With the new C-Class sedan already firing on all cylinders, Mercedes-Benz is preparing its compact wagon variant. Some intrepid paparazzi managed to catch the upcoming C-Class Estate undergoing apparent cold-weather testing with minimal camouflage, in a video that you'll find after the jump.

Although the wagon version of the baby Benz is not sold on American shores, rivals like the BMW 3-Series wagon and Audi A4 Avant have been available here, although their sales volume is not at the same level as it is overseas where small family wagons are a popular alternative to cumbersome and gas-guzzling SUVs.

Aside from the hunch-back, the C-Class Estate is virtually identical to its sedan sister, and offers the same range of engines that starts with the 156-hp C180 and extends up to the 272-hp C350, with a few diesels thrown into the mix.

[Source: World Car Fans]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      #4, if we're going to be picky about grammar, that quote is obviously a bit wordy, but it doesn't look like a run-on sentence to me...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice truck. Bleh
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not that grammar and spelling are the most important things here, but they do matter.

      "Although the wagon version of the baby Benz is not sold on American shores, rivals like the BMW 3-Series wagon and Audi A4 Avant have been available here, although their sales volume is not at the same level as it is overseas where small family wagons are a popular alternative to cumbersome and gas-guzzling SUV"

      A run-on sentance like this one CRIES out for an editor. Any chance we'll see one of those on our shoures (or blog) any time soon?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Over priced soccer van...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I mean, with all due respect, how helpful is it to be able to see the front, which we already know what it looks like, but not the back?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Re: 4) Jim "A run-on sentance like this one CRIES out for an editor"

      Few really care jim and you did spell "sentence" wrong.

      I have always been partial to the station(estate) wagon and will be glad to seem them back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To set the record straight, #3 is correct. The C-Wagon was pulled from the US market in 2004. This was the same year the Sportcoupe was also pulled from the US market, while the sedan received a mid-cycle refreshening.

      The only Benz wagon you may purchase at your US dealership currently is the E class (in E350 4MATIC or E63 AMG form)
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Although the wagon version of the baby Benz is not sold on American shores..."

      I thought we could buy the C-class wagon. No? Are you sure?
      • 7 Years Ago
      we could buy the c-class wagon, but it has been pulled from the our market. will it return with the next generation? dunno, but i wouldn't bet on it. not unless the $/euro exchange rate takes a favorable turn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I drive the 2002 C320 and I love it--bought it used with 50k miles about 2 months ago. It's just the right size, interior space is better than an X5, it's well appointed, plenty of getup and go, and it looks sportier than the E-class wagon. I hope the new version makes a return, I'll be ready to trade this one in about 2 years from now.