Mercedes C-Class station wagon production starts
Last weekend, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class station wagon that was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main celebrated its production launch at the plant. The first vehicle rolled off the assembly line during the Friday night shift.
“As our employees successfully mastered the launch of the new C-Class sedan last March, they are well prepared to also bring the station wagon version onto the road in top quality,” said Peter Schabert, head of the plant.
The predecessor of the new C-Class station wagon was phased out at the end of May. The plant’s staff had since then made extensive preparations for the production ramp-up of the new station wagon, which will be manufactured on the same assembly line as the sedan.
Whereas the Series 204 sedan is also manufactured at the Sindelfingen and East London plants, the station wagon will be produced exclusively in Bremen, from where it will be delivered to customers worldwide.
“We’re extremely proud that Bremen is the home for all C-Class station wagons worldwide,” added Schabert.
Just like the new sedan, the station wagon version of the new C-Class has also been awarded an Environmental Certificate, which attests to its environmentally oriented development process that conforms with the international ISO standard.
The station wagon takes the trademark strengths of the sedan, such as safety, agility and comfort, and combines them with a significant increase in spaciousness and versatility. Motorists can begin to place their orders for the new station wagon at Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlets and dealerships following the IAA in September.