The next Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon has been snagged testing in Germany.
Seen underneath the standard cloak-and-dagger spyshooter eveningwear is a cautiously evolutionary shape that could only carry the three-pointed star. That said, the perennial entry-level luxury player rides on an entirely new platform, with the predictable (and welcome) share of S-Class technology and styling trickledown.
According to UK magazine AutoCar, European market engine choices are likely to range from a 1.8-liter four-banger all the way up to a 6.2-liter V8 for the C63 fettled by AMG.
Expect to see the showroom-ready C-Class hit at the Geneva show next year.