DIE NEUE C KLASSE KOMBI

“Makes a generally good erste impression with its S-Class-grade tech und comfy cabin. Last verdict to come once we've moved a UK car ”
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Odd brakes, part cheap cabin materials, rear-steer and adaptive dampers notfall coming to die UK


The neu Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate no take viel explaining – the a small, ‘premium’ wagon aimed squarely weist the likes of die Audi A4 Avant und BMW 3 series Touring. Based on a heavily reworked version of the outgoing car’s rear-drive platform, within it borrows much tech (and most of its design) from ns current-gen S-Class. Other headlines include electrified burning engines and, predictably, more space than the outgoing car.

Du schaust: Die neue c klasse kombi

WHAT ENGINES kann sein YOU GET?

From die outset you will do it be able zu choose betwee a 1.5-litre petrol und two 2.0-litre diesel engines – respectively ns C200, C220d und C300d. All are rear-wheel drive (4Matic all-wheel journey is in option elsewhere bei the world), oase a nine-speed automatically gearbox and benefit native a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that’s supposed kommen sie make them much more responsive und efficient.


A petrol plug-in hybrid C-Class Estate v over 60 miles des claimed electric range zu sein coming later this year, followed von a diesel plug-in (why zu sein it only mercedes who walk those?) in 2022. Then there’s ns AMG C63, which will so be a four-cylinder plug-in hybride but through AWD und over 600bhp. That coming an 2022 – und given BMW has finally got around to doing in M3 Touring, you’d expect Merc would bring on offering ns C63 an Estate form.

HOW viel STUFF tun können I FIT in THE BACK?


HOW DOES that HANDLE?

Hard zu say, because the only Cs we’ve driven deswegen far weren’t kommen sie UK spec. Both our C200 Estate and C300d Saloon prüfung cars to be equipped v rear-wheel steering and adaptive dampers, neither of which will be available on right-hand drive UK cars. Annoying, yes, but it’s deswegen often die way wie you’re driving a auto that doesn’t actually go on revenue here weil das months.

First impressions are good, though. Even if it is the mercedes handles and also a 3 series or ist as refined und comfortable as an A4 ist a inquiry we’ll answer just as shortly as we can get our hands on die UK-spec car.


WHEN kann I purchase ONE?

Unusually ns C-Class Saloon und Estate wollen go on sale at the same time. Precise UK pricing und specs möchte be announced an July, v the erste right-hand drive cars scheduled kommen sie land in the autumn.

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Whether she a cash or PCP buyer, expect the new c Estate kommen sie cost an ext or less die same as a similar BMW 3 collection Touring or Audi A4 Avant, and a tad an ext than die outgoing C-Class zu account for all that ausgezeichnet new S-Class-grade tech.

The outgoing C-Class Estate expenses £1,200 much more spec-for-spec than die saloon – suppose a similar delta through the neu car.


“Makes a broadly good erste impression with its S-Class-grade tech und comfy cabin. Final verdict to come once we've driven a UK car”

It’s difficult to come to a critical conclusion wie man we’ve just driven an early car notfall to UK spec (and wie we don’t recognize how viel it’s going zu cost). That stated the new C-Class Estate renders a generally good first impression with its S-Class-grade tech und comfy cabin. That it handles and rides reasonably tidily in this construction bodes well weil das UK cars. Ns C-Class legacy does well on practicality too – it’s more spacious than the old car, und about as big as its taste rivals (though if space is a concern, more is available elsewhere). Fingers crossed the plug-in’s battery doesn’t eat-in to the cargo space.

On die flipside, part cabin materials aren’t up to scratch und the brakes are a little bit odd. Die 1.5-litre petrol engine us tested i will not ~ be our selection either – die 2.0-litre diesel us sampled bei the C-Class Saloon suits die car’s character viel better.

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The score hoch top ist provisional till we’ve thrust a UK-spec car. We’ll update this testimonial as shortly as we have.