The new Mercedes C Class Estate boasts a sporty design plus innovative technology plus 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.”
There is a range of efficient and lively engines offered with ECO start/stop function, compared with the previous model they consume in excess of twenty per cent less fuel. The diesel models of the new C-Class are powered by the further advanced four-cylinder or the new small four-cylinder engine, which as BlueTEC models are all equipped with SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction). In addition, Mercedes-Benz offers a diesel engine combined with a hybrid module. Three BlueDirect four-cylinder petrol engines and one BlueDirect six‑cylinder petrol engine with power outputs ranging from 156 to 333 hp will initially be available for the new C-Class. The four-cylinder C 350 Hybrid with plug-in technology will follow in due course.
In the new C-Class Estate the driver can determine the desired driving programme at the push of a button. Depending on the equipment level, the driver can choose from various preconfigured drive programmes and one which the driver can design personally to a large extent. The following characteristics are available; "Comfort", "ECO", "Sport" and "Sport+". The additional "Individual" option enables drivers to configure their vehicle to suit their own preferences. Like the Saloon, the new C-Class Estate is equipped with an electric parking brake. This brake is released automatically when the driver ends parking mode with the aim of moving off.
The new estate offers many new assistance systems it not only offers the highest standards of safety, but thanks to intelligent lightweight construction, exceptional aerodynamics and new economical engines it also sets new efficiency benchmarks in its segment. The Estate model provides the stage for the world premiere of the Mercedes connect me services, which, among other things, make it possible to connect to the vehicle from anywhere at any time. The "Mercedes connect me" services can be used via a KOM module with its own SIM card integrated into the vehicle. The available services include accident, maintenance and breakdown management. Likewise, customers can connect to their vehicle from anywhere and at any time via "Mercedes connect me“ and, among other things, retrieve the vehicles fuel level or start, stop or programme the auxiliary heating system.