Our spy photographers have caught the C-Class sedan and convertible testing plenty of times, and today it’s time to have a look at the third version in the lineup: the C-Class Wagon, or T-model as Mercedes likes to call it. The car was caught testing while spinning around the Research and Development center in Germany.
As expected, the C-Class Wagon production ready, and wears just a little camouflage. The lack of camo is no surprise, given it will share nearly every detail of the exterior design with the sedan version. The new C-Class Wagon will also borrow the engine lineup from the sedan, including the hybrid and the AMG powertrains.
We expect the C-Class sedan to be revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show , and the wagon should be about six months behind it, with its debut likely taking place at the 2014 Paris Auto Show .
Updated 12/23/2013: The upcoming Mercedes C-Class Wagon was caught testing by one of our readers, and he handed these exclusive images off to us. Check out the new exclusive spy shots after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes C-Class Wagon.
September, 27 2013 - First time on the road
The first sighting had very little camp on it, which is no surprise, considering it wil essentially look like any other old C-Class, just with a station wagon back end.
November 29, 2013 - C-Class Wagon cammo free
Peek-a-boo, the C-Class Wagon was caught completely camo-free, and we got a goo d look at all of the goodies. Then again, it is pretty much what we expected to see: a C-Class with a big backside.
December, 23 2013 - Exclusive Spy Shots of the C-Class Wagon
The prototype caught testing today by our spy photographers wears only light camouflage, so it’s pretty clear that it will feature the same design language as the sedan version.
We expect an exterior inspired by the recently launched S-Class , with a two-louver grille and new headlights, just like on the S-Class with a more of an arc design. In general, the next C-Class will be defined by sportier, more pronounced lines that will help it look more elegant and aggressive.
These two German makers are tangled in an everlasting war, and in the past few years it looked like BMW had won. Could the new C-Class Wagon make the difference and help Mercedes gain some sort of advantage? We will see, we guess.
On the U.S. market, the 3 Series Sport Wagon is offered only with a a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 241 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,250 rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds and returns a fuel economy of at 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
The model is priced from $41,450.
Gallery BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon
The TSX Sports Wagon is a nice alternative to the otherwise boring Acura lineup. The model is offered only with one engine variant: a 2.4 liter, inline-four engine that delivers a total of 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in the high-eight-second range, making it rather slow for this growing class.
The model is priced from $35,510.