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Sporty elegance on a large scale. The drive to get ahead is written all over the face of the new C-Class Estate, with a front that exudes dynamism and innovation. The bumpers have been redesigned: depending on the equipment option they are enhanced by gleaming chrome elements and engaging new MULTIBEAM headlamps. The elegant roof line smoothly drops and you can hardly tell how much space and variability it conceals.
The new digital cockpit means that the new C-Class Estate is as intuitive and simple to control as a smartphone. The fully digital instrument cluster allows a completely new visualisation of driving data. To personalise your driving experience you can choose between three extensively animated styles.
In conjunction with the new 10.25-inch high-definition display screen of the multimedia system, the new Touch Control buttons of the multimedia system, the new Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel and LINGUATRONIC voice-activation, maximum ease of operation is guaranteed.
Bulky items will fit into the new C-Class Estate's load compartment almost as conveniently as occupants do in the passenger compartment. It is the perfect partner no matter what your lifestyle. It provides a maximum volume of 490 litres that can be enhanced to a whopping 1,510 litres by folding down the rear bench seat – perfect for those drivers’ whose needs change in the space of a day; from carrying passengers to loading up the boot. A convenience feature you will no longer want to do without: the optional EASY-PACK tailgate can be opened and closed using an electric motor.
Quick, precise, alert: state of the art Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems support the driver more effectively than ever. Pulling away in traffic queues, situation-appropriate enhanced braking power if the risk of a collision is identified, maintaining a safe distance on the motorway at speeds of up to 210 km/h – they're all areas in which the C-Class Estate can help the driver today. It's hard to imagine a more reliable and attentive partner for your journey.
The sleek and slick estate body really suits the Mercedes C-Class, and it gets the same chassis and styling tweaks as the rest of the range. The 2.0-litre diesel engine parachuted in from the E-Class is effective and frugal, but still a touch noisy for our ears.
For anyone who professes not to like estates; you're wrong. Sorry to be so blunt, but if you're still labouring under the impression that an SUV or a crossover is somehow more useful, more practical, or in any sense more desirable than a well-sorted estate then you've been sold a marketing pup.
I mean, just look at the sleek, low lines of this updated C-Class Estate. It looks, pardon the minor pun, classy. Desirable, yet practical like a fashion model who's good at assembling IKEA flatpacks. And it can carry a few of those, thanks to a seats-up boot volume of 490 litres (that's 55 litres up on the saloon) and a seats-folded capacity of 1,510 litres. For all the swept-back styling, this is still a hugely practical car.