The second body variant of the new W204 C-Class has been unveiled by the boys of Stuttgart ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this month – the Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate. Like most bread and butter Mercedes Benz cars, it comes in three trim levels – Classic, Elegant and Avantgarde.
The estate rear end allows for a variable boot capacity of 485 litres with the rear seats up extendable to a large 1500 litres when the split-folding rear seats are down, an increase of 146 litres over the previous generation C-Class Estate. The largest possible cuboid item volume that can fit in the boot now is 827 litres, an increase of 66 litres compared to the previous generation. Two bag hooks and four anchor rings are included in the boot as standard. Mercedes Benz has equipped with the C-Class Estate with what it calls an EASY-PACK tailgate which opens and closes at the push of a button.
Drivers who want something sportier may opt for the AGILITY CONTROL Package that offers the driver the choice of Comfort and Sport suspension settings at the touch of a button. The C-Class shock absorbers will then regulate themselves via infinitely variable electronic control to match the mode you’ve chosen. The AGILITY CONTROL package also lowers the body by 15mm and is equipped with shorter springs and thicker torsion bars. The speed-sensitive power steering also has a more direct ratio.
Baseline engines include the C180 Kompressor and the C200 Kompressor 1.8 litre inline-4 supercharged engines, while the oil burners consist of the C200 CDI, C220 CDI and C320 CDI turbodiesels. The top of the range non-AMG C-Class Estate is the C350 V6 mated to the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission. More details on these engines can be obtained from my previous post on the W204 C-Class Saloon.
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