The wagon version of the recently redesigned C-Class made its first North-American appearance at the Montreal Auto Show that’s open to the public this week. And there’s a very good reason for that.
The C-Class Wagon will return to the Canadian market after a 10-year hiatus, but just like the B-Class, it won’t be offered in the United States. And to rival the Audi A4 allroad, the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Volvo V60, Mercedes-Benz boldly chose to introduce one sole variant, the C 300d 4MATIC. At least for now.
It will feature a 2.1-litre, turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that develops 200 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. A drive system will include five modes, including Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, the latter allowing a customisation of the car’s driving characteristics.
Cargo volume with the 40/20/40 rear seatback in place amounts to 490 litres, but can reach 1,510 litres when it’s folded down. The C 300d will also offer a standard suspension and, as an option, an AIRMATIC air suspension that we liked in other C-Class models and skilfully balances ride comfort and sporty driving. The AIRMATIC system also includes a load-levelling feature.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300d 4MATIC Wagon will soon arrive in Canadian dealerships. Pricing has not been announced yet, but should start at around $50,000.