2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Current Wheels Car of the Year, the Mercedes-Benz C Class, has a new stable mate sharing the showroom floor in the form of the new C Class Estate. For those of you reading this that do not realise just how cool Euro wagons are, trust me. Think of Euro wagons as the Dunlop Volley of the automotive world. You’re probably thinking terms such as ‘daggy’, ‘unfashionable’ and a bit ‘pointless’. If that is you, then I am sorry to say, you could not be more wrong. You just are. Euro wagons are the business and this new C Class Estate further enhances that fact.

The new Benz wagon is available in three models, a supercharged four-cylinder C 200 Kompressor Estate (available now), a turbo-diesel C 220 CDI Estate and the cool enough to make hell freeze over high-performance C 63 AMG Estate (both available from September 2008). Just like the Saloon, the Estate version of the new C Class has been awarded an Environmental Certificate, which attests to the environmentally-oriented development process as conforming to the international ISO standard. Try fooling your mates over an organic soy latte that any petrol powered SUV has any bona fide environmental credentials. But, an AMG Estate, well, that’d be enough to make Alan Partridge cower into a quivering mess of denial.

Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Of course, the new range of C Class Estates has enough jargon to take a council OH&S worker to a warm and happy place. There’s PRE-SAFE®, NECK-PRO, LINGUATRONIC, and my favourite, the EASY-PACK tailgate that opens and closes as the push of a button. Tell them the C Class is the safest car in its class and they’ll get enough RSI to last them at least six months of reduced hours due to, erm, stress.

Seriously, the C Class Estate is worth making a fuss about. No matter what engine you choose, just get on down to your local Benz dealer and start mixing it with the cool kids.

Key facts

  • C 200K T / 135kW, 250Nm / 8.3l/100km / priced from $58,890
  • C 220 CDI T / 125kW, 400Nm / 6.8l/100km / priced from $63,100
  • C 63 AMG T / 336kW, 600Nm / 13.7l/100km / priced from $141,300

Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

3 replies on “2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate”

I smoked out the car park of a local girls school in my mums Merc wagon back in the day… the chicks loved it.

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