2018 Mercedes C-Class Estate: list prices and specifications announced
Mercedes has revealed its facelifted C-Class Estate will cost from £34,380 OTR, with leasing rates expected to be available shortly.
Like the saloon, it benefits from tweaked styling, enhanced infotainment tech and new engines. Mercedes has confirmed deliveries are set to commence from July.
Like its saloon sibling, the updated Estate features the same overall shape and styling cues as the current model, but larger bumpers and an updated headlight design brings the C-Class’ appearance in line with the brand’s larger models.
The refresh is more thorough on the inside however, with comprehensive updates to the infotainment and driver display systems. While basic models still feature a traditional instrument binnacle with a 5.5in colour screen between the dials, an optional 12.3in digital display can be specified.
Like the new A-Class and S-Class, the diagonal display replaces the traditional dials and has three modes – Classic, Sport and Progressive.
In the centre of the dash, a 7in or 10.25in touchscreen infotainment system features depending on spec, and can now be controlled via touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel and a controller on the centre console.
There’s some new upholsteries on offer too, while Mercedes’ Keyless-Go start function is standard too. A ‘Multicontour Seat package’ has been added to the options list, which allows for extra bolster adjustment and lumbar support.
Mercedes hasn’t revealed any info on passenger or luggage capacity, but with no major design changes you can expect the Estate’s boot to remain the same size as the current model’s (490 litres).
The updated C-Class features a range of new, more efficient diesel and petrol engines including Mercedes’s latest 1.5-litre petrol engine: the C 200 petrol is available as both rear- and all-wheel-drive, and utilises Mercedes’s latest mild-hybrid EQ Boost system that increases both power and economy.
The C 220 d uses a 2.0-litre diesel engine (codenamed OM654), which was first seen in the E-Class. It generates 193bhp and and 400 Nm of torque, while economy stands at 61.4mpg combined.
We’ll bring you the best lease prices as soon as they’re available. If you can’t wait for the first of the new C-Class Estate to arrive in July, you can check out lease deals on the current model here.