The next C-Class has been spotted plenty of times already in sedan form, and for the most part, it looks a lot like a small S-Class. But there's another body style that has since been spotted, a C-Class wagon that one of our spies photographed outside Mercedes-Benz' research and development center in Germany. Despite the camouflage, the wagon looks close to being ready for production.

From the tip of the front grille to just before the rear wheels, the wagon looks the same as the sedan. Though the sides of the wagon are disguised, we imagine the character lines hidden underneath are the same as those on the sedan, which received similar camouflage until we spotted one without it in late August.

The bulk of the wagon's camouflage is, unsurprisingly, at the rear, where Mercedes has done a good job of concealing styling details. We'll state the obvious first: in its transformation from sedan to wagon, the car gets a lengthened roof, a hatch and a more accommodating loading area. What's not so obvious is the shape of the taillights, which has changed in the transformation. The sedan's taillights are contained to the rear of the quarter panels, but the wagon's rear lamps appear to have less of an upward slope to them and now occupy space on both the hatch and the quarter panels. Additionally, the rear passenger doors' quarter glass is covered, which suggests that it also is undergoing changes.

We've suggested that the C-Class sedan will make its debut early next year at the Detroit Auto Show, but we've also heard that it could be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The C-Class wagon likely will make its debut late next year, in October, at the Paris Motor Show.


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      pholocity
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hope they bring something more attainable to the states, the E350 is nice but at 60k it's a bit much for me
      devbomb99
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW is offering the 3 series touring here. I hope this means maybe Mercedes will consider offering a c class wagon here in limited production.
      cooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope it comes to America, I hate there are so few wagons and hatchbacks here. Sedans make no sense to me, with the tiny truck it's so inconvenient.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cooter
        Also, there are almost 30 wagons and 70 hatchbacks for sale in the USA. Go to Edmunds.com and click Wagon or Hatchback. If there's nothing in 100 models that will do the job for you, you're too damn picky.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cooter
        There was a recent parking lot smash-and-grab at the local restaurant. Every vehicle with a hatch had smashed glass and contents stolen. The cars with trunks were not touched. Oh, and those pull-out load covers? That's like saying, "Hey! I have something valuable under here!"
      ChrisH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sadly, the front end will look better in this picture than in real life.
      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like Euro wagons (BMW 3-wagon, Mondeo wagon, etc...) but the MB wagons just look terrible to me.
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      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      I feel the new c class is going to look like a small e class. Just like every other luxury brand.
      aku
      • 1 Year Ago
      Need to upgrade our family car- 2005 C240 wagon please bring this one in...
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