Increased space and new enginesCompared to its predecessor, the 2015 C-Class Estate is 96 mm longer and has an 80 mm elongated wheelbase which now measures 2 840 mm. Rear legroom has also been significantly increased by 45 mm while the additional 40 mm in the car’s width (now at 1 810 mm) has boosted head, elbow and shoulder room.
Engine line-up for SA customers include the C180 four-cylinder petrol engine with 115 kW and 250 Nm of torque, and the petrol C200 delivering 135 kW and 300 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The C250 BlueTEC diesel engine produces 150 kW and 500 Nm of torque, whilst emitting 124 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Customers will also have a choice between a standard or sporty standard suspension or, for the first time on the C-Class Estate – an air suspension which is said to "bridge the gap between a high level of ride comfort and dynamic, agile handling".
2015 C-Class Estate Price in South AfricaMercedes-Benz C180 Estate - R447 600
Mercedes-Benz C200 Estate - R468 300
Mercedes-Benz C250 BlueTEC Estate - R558 400
The 2015 C-Class Estate will come standard with Mercedes-Benz’s class-leading PremiumDrive 6-years/100 000 km maintenance plan requiring no customer contribution.