Merc’s answer to the latest BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon

While Mercedes-Benz has a long tradition with wagon body styles in the midsize market, with the E-Class estate model going back to the mid-1970s, it’s first compact grocery getter didn’t arrive until the 1990s. It may have to do with the fact that it didn’t offer a compact until the 1980s, but it took the German brand until 1996 to launch a five-door version of the Class. Come 2014 and the W205 just became the third generation of the compact executive to gain a station wagon body.

Called the T-Modell on its local market, the latest C-Class Wagon joins a small segment contested only by a handful of automakers. More specifically, BMW and Audi are the only premium carmakers offering alternatives in the form of the 3 Series Sports Wagon and A4 Avant. Adding a bit of drama to this is the fact that Mercedes-Benz isn’t planning to bring the C-Class Wagon to the U.S., leaving North American customers just one solid option, the 3 Series Sports Wagon. However, the C-Class Wagon benefits from a firm presence in Europe, where it’s sold in just about every market.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon.

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    115
  • 0-60 time:
    8.2 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    48000
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  • Overall:
    9.3/10

Exterior

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Essentially a C-Class with a station wagon rear end, the new estate model is longer and wider than the outgoing version

With the brand new C-Class Sedan having been unveiled last year, the Wagon version had very few secrets to hold on to as far as its design was concerned. Essentially a C-Class with a station wagon rear end, the new estate model is longer and wider than the outgoing version. The wheelbase sees a 3.1-inch increase to 111.8 inches, while the overall length and width have gained 3.7 inches and 1.5 inches respectively.

Besides being a practical family and goods hauler, the C-Class Wagon doesn’t miss on the attractive looks and the sportiness of the new C-Class. The vehicle is equally impressive when viewed from the front, while the rear fascia has been carefully modeled and blended into the new, modern design. Just like the Sedan, the Wagon is also available with two different faces — one that features the luxury grille with the Mercedes star on the hood and one that wears a sports grille and retails as the Exclusive Line.

Revised rear end

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Wheelbase 2,840 MM (111.81 Inches)
Length 4,702 MM (185.11 Inches)
Width 1,810 MM (71.25 Inches)
Trunk capacity 490 liters

Interior

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Thanks to its longer wheelbase, the grocery-getter is roomier and provides rear-seat passengers with extra legroom

Most of the cabin may be identical to the one seen in the C-Class sedan, but the wagon has a few tricks up its sleeve. Thanks to its longer wheelbase, the grocery-getter is roomier and will allow the rear-seat passengers to enjoy an extra 1.7 inches of space. Shoulder room, elbow room and headroom are also more generous in the new C-Class Wagon.

What’s more, the maximum load capacity has been increased to a reportedly best-in-class 53.3 cubic feet (1,510 liters) when the rear seats are folded flat and to 17.3 cubic feet (490 liters) when the seats are up. Adding to the wagon’s practicality is the new 40/20/40 split configuration of the rear seats, which means the C-Class can also be used as a four- or a three-seater, while still carrying impressive amounts of luggage.

Of course, the wagon comes packed with plenty of convenience features, including a central display with a seven-inch screen or a larger, 8.4-inch screen when selected with the COMAND system. The brand-new center console, the new seats and the more premium materials seen on the C-Class Sedan have been transferred to the Wagon as well.

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Drivetrain

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Just like the sedan, the wagon comes with numerous drivetrain options, including gasoline and diesel engines

Just like the sedan, the wagon comes with numerous drivetrain options. The gasoline range begins with the C180 model, which uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 154 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the C200, which gets a larger, 2.0-liter four-banger ratd at 181 horses and 221 pound-feet. The same engine is offered in the C250, but this time around with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. In the C350 Plug-in Hybrid, the four-pot works with an electric motor to deliver 275 horses and a whopping 443 pound-feet. Finally, there’s the C400 and C450 AMG, both of which use the 3.0-liter inline-six. The unit generates 328 horsepower and 354 pound-feet in the former and 362 horses and 384 pound-feet in the latter.

Of course, Mercedes also offers AMG-prepped versions powered by the twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. The C63 comes with 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet, while the C63 S benefits from 503 horses and 516 pound-feet.

Mercedes offers an engine for every purpose, either you need a highly efficient wagon or a grocery getter that's sportier than the norm

Moving over to diesel, there are three models on offer. The base C220 gets its juice from a 2.1-liter four-cylinder that’s good for 168 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The same engine was uprated to 201 horses and 369 pound-feet of twist in the C250 and to 228 horsepower in the range-topping C300.

All told, Mercedes-Benz offers an engine for every purpose, either you need a highly efficient wagon or a grocery getter that’s sportier than the norm. And it can be really quick. While base gasoline model sprints to 62 in 8.4 seconds, the C400 and C450 AMG need less than six, while the full-blown AMG versions do it in less than 4.5 ticks. If diesels are your thing, the slowest will get you to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds, while the quickest needs only 6.7 clicks.

Prices

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Unfortunately, the C-Class Wagon isn’t offered in the United States, so there are no prices to talk about. In Germany and most European markets, however, the station wagon retails from €33,534, which converts to around $39,210 as of October 2017. British prices start from £30,235 (about $39,420).

Competitors

BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon

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As of this writing, the 3 Series Sports Wagon is the only compact, premium grocery getter available in the U.S.. The German wagon has been around for quite a while, built itself a solid reputation, and continues to be popular despite being around four years old. Mostly because the sporty exterior design is still fresh, the interior is well appointed, and the engine selection is quite attractive. Speaking of which, there are two drivetrain options to choose from. First up, there’s the 330i, which uses a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet. Fitted with all-wheel-drive as standard, it pushes the wagon from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The second option is the 328d, powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that’s good for 181 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of twist. This variant is obviously slower, needing 7.6 clicks to reach 60 mph. In Europe, the drivetrain lineup is much more diverse, ranging from the entry-level 318i with 136 horsepower to the 340i M Sport with 326 horses on the gasoline front. The diesel range begins with the 316d rated at 116 horsepower and goes all the way up to the 335d xDrive M Sport with 313 horses. U.S. pricing starts from $44,450, while German prices start from €34,550. In the U.K., the base model comes in at £28,130.

Read our full review of the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon.

Audi A4 Avant

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Launched in 2015, the A4 Avant is a newer proposition in this niche and a much improved design compared to the previous model. Not only sportier on the outside thanks to Audi’s recent design language with more angular lines, the interior is also brand-new, featuring a classy air-vent strip that stretches across the dashboard, updated materials, and the brand’s latest technology. Four engines are available, starting with the base 1.4-liter unit that cranks out 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet. A 2.0-liter four-pot is available with either 190 horses and 236 pound-feet or 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet. Finally, the range-topping model uses a 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet. The diesel lineup includes various versions of the company’s 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter mills, ranging from the 2.0 TDI with 120 horsepower and 199 pound-feet to the 3.0 TDI V-6 with 272 horses and 443 pound-feet. The bad news is that the A4 Avant isn’t available in the U.S., but the German firms offers the A4 Allroad, a wagon with SUV features and higher ground clearance. This model is priced from $44,500. In Germany, the standard A4 Avant retails from €33,700, while British prices start from £28,700.

Read our full review of the 2017 Audi A4 Avant.

Volvo V60

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Finally, here’s an option you can have in the U.S., but you need to keep in mind that the V60 is already seven years old as of 2017 and not as fancy as the German cars. Still, the Swedish grocery getter has a well-appointed interior, featuring a leather steering wheel, illuminated gearshift knob, heated front seats, milled aluminum inlays, and a Harman Kardon audio system among others. Drivetrain-wise, you get three choices. The base model, the T5, uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the T6 AWD R-Design uses a more powerful four-pot that cranks out 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of twist. Then there’s the Polestar version, which comes with 362 and 347 pound-feet of torque on tap. Pricing starts from $38,250, significantly less than the 3 Series Sports Wagon. In Germany and the U.K., the V60 retails from €32,100 and £24,145, respectively.

Read our full story on the Volvo V60.

Conclusion

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With 53.3 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded flat, the new C-Class Wagon is more than just a fancy wagon. Sporty on the outside, the German wagon is as useful as grocery getters get on the inside, whether you have loads of stuff to haul or a big family and lots of vacations to take. Another strong selling point is its luxurious interior, rivaled only by the latest Audi A4 Avant, and the wide range of gasoline and diesel engines. Of course, the latter argument is irrelevant to the U.S. market, but, until the Germans decide to ship it Stateside, so is the car.

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Spy shots

September, 27 2013 - First time on the road

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The first sighting had very little camo on it, which is no surprise, considering it will essentially look like any other C-Class, just with a station wagon back end.

November 29, 2013 - C-Class Wagon camo free

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Peek-a-boo, the C-Class Wagon was caught completely camo-free, and we got a good 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

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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.

April 25, 2014 - Nearly Camo-Free on a Truck

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Nothing too new to see here, except that the car is ready for production, giving us more hope of seeing it in Paris this year.

Press Release

With the new Estate model Mercedes-Benz will expand the C‑Class family starting in September 2014. The Estate shines with a clear and at the same time emotional-sporty design, innovative technology, variability and a cargo volume enlarged even beyond that of the predecessor model. Its high-class, sophisticated interior makes modern luxury tangible with design highlights. With these qualities the Estate reinforces its reputation as a multifaceted lifestyle vehicle with outstanding properties for everyday use. In addition, with its many new assistance systems it not only offers the highest standards of safety, but thanks to intelligent lightweight construction, exceptional aerodynamics and new economical engines it also sets new efficiency benchmarks in its segment. The Estate model also provides the stage for the world première of the Mercedes connect me services, which, among other things, make it possible to connect to the vehicle from anywhere at any time and retrieve the current fill level of the tank online.

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The new C-Class Estate combines a striking, dynamic design and high-class appointments with outstanding variability and a high level of utility. With its versatility it also adapts to a wide variety of requirements. As a stylish, sporty space vehicle it accompanies active, modern people on shopping sprees, on vacation or when playing sports, and is suitable for families in every respect. Consequently, it continues the tradition of the C-Class Estates, which all in their own time combined demands on lifestyle, sportiness and practicality in an estate car, in the fourth generation on a new level.
Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development: "The new C-Class Estate is not only extremely practical thanks to its large, variable load compartment. With its state-of-the-art technical features it also strikes out in new directions in its segment with regard to safety, efficiency and comfort. And both men and women drivers enjoy noticeably more driving pleasure".
Variable and practical
The dimensions of new C-Class Estate have grown considerably. With an 80‑millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2840 millimetres) compared with the previous model, the vehicle is 96 millimetres longer (4702 millimetres) and 40 millimetres wider (1810 millimetres). The resulting increase in space primarily benefits the rear-seat passengers who now enjoy 45 millimetres more legroom. There is also more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom than in the previous model.
The moderate growth spurt also involves the load compartment. The sporty rear of the new C-Class Estate provides a maximum load capacity of 1510 litres (according to ISO 3832). It thus surpasses its predecessor by ten litres. The load compartment volume behind the rear seats increased by five litres to 490 litres.
Variability and consequently functionality also increased significantly. The rear seats now have a 40 : 20 : 40 split instead of the 60 : 40 split in the predecessor. This opens up a wide range of possibilities to use the interior as five-seater, four-seater, three-seater or two-seater.
Practical details ensure that the load compartment is even more versatile and easier to use, and as a result it can be conveniently tailored to the individual transport tasks. The rear-seat backrests can be unlocked and folded electrically at the push of a button to create a enlarged level load compartment.
The exceptional loading convenience can optionally be further enhanced with the EASY PACK power liftgate and the likewise optional HANDS-FREE ACCESS system. It allows opening and closing the liftgate without touching it. All it takes is a motion of the foot in the area of the rear bumper.

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Dynamic and of high value
The new C-Class sets visual highlights with a modern, dynamic design that at the same time exudes sensuous clarity, arouses emotions and, to top it all off, stages high-tech in perfect fashion. Customers can choose from two fronts – with the sports grille or – reserved solely for the EXCLUSIVE Line – the luxury grille with the Mercedes star on the bonnet.
Unusual for a vehicle with a focus on a high level of utility and functionality is the high-value interior of the Estate, which was adopted from the Saloon. With straightforward sportiness, thrilling flowing lines and high-grade materials on the level of a luxury vehicle, it realises a modern, luxurious and at the same time sporty ambience. In addition to the base model, there are also three distinct design and equipment lines each for the exterior and interior.
The Estate also bears the quality seal of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation for a scientifically tested high level of allergy-friendliness. Mercedes-Benz is the only vehicle manufacturer to earn the ECARF seal.
Touchpad and head-up display
The touchpad in the new C-Class Estate developed by Mercedes-Benz marks an evolutionary step. As on a smartphone, all the head-unit functions can be operated using finger gestures. The 65 x 45 millimetre control surface of the touchpad is built into the handrest on the central control panel and bordered by a high-quality metal support – a design feature with a high-tech feel which exudes luxury at the same time.
A head-up display is also new feature in the C-Class Estate. As in a jet fighter, it projects important information directly into the driver’s field of vision, ensuring that there is less distraction from the road ahead. The system informs about vehicle speed, posted speed limits, navigation instructions and DISTRONIC messages.
Less weight, more comfort
Thanks to innovative solutions, the body shell of the new C-Class Estate weighs less, provides the basis for outstanding vehicle handling and best noise and vibration comfort with exceptional rigidity, and offers a high level of crash safety. With an aluminium content of 49 per cent and up to 65 kilograms less gross vehicle weight the Estate is the lightweight-construction leader in its segment.
Efficient and lively engines
The powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function comply with Euro VI emissions standards and ensure sporty performance and driving pleasure. Compared with the predecessor they in part consume in excess of 20 per cent less fuel.

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The diesel models of the new C-Class are powered by the further advanced four-cylinder or the new small four-cylinder engine, which as BlueTEC models are all equipped with SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction). They cover an output range from 85 kW (115 hp) to 150 kW (204 hp).
In addition, Mercedes-Benz offers a diesel engine combined with a hybrid module. The C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with four-cylinder diesel engine and compact electric motor generates a power output of 150 + 20 kW (204 + 27 hp) and despite its high power output runs on just 3.8 litres of diesel per 100 km/h in NEDC combined mode (equivalent to 99 grams of CO2 per kilometre).
Three BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines and one BlueDIRECT six‑cylinder petrol engine with power outputs ranging from 115 to 245 kW (156 to 333 hp) will initially be available for the new C-Class. The four-cylinder C 350 HYBRID with plug-in technology and a power output of 155 + 50 kW will follow in due course.
Agile and comfortable driving
Exemplary ride comfort coupled with outstanding dynamic vehicle handling – these are the hallmarks of the newly designed suspension of the new C-Class Estate. Thanks to a new four-link front axle it offers driving pleasure and ride comfort at the same time.
C-Class Estate customers will have a choice of two versions of the standard-specification steel suspension, which also includes a sporty set-up. As an alternative, Mercedes-Benz for the first time offers an air suspension in this segment. The AIRMATIC air suspension manages to bridge the gap between a high level of ride comfort and dynamic-agile handling. AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for optimum ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded.
Choose your own driving experience

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In the new C-Class Estate the driver can determine the desired driving programme at the push of a button. Depending on the equipment level, the driver can choose from various preconfigured drive programmes and one the driver can design personally to a large extent. The following characteristics are available: "Comfort", "ECO", "Sport" and "Sport+". The additional "Individual" option enables drivers to configure their vehicle to suit their own preferences.
Like the Saloon, the new C-Class Estate is equipped with an electric parking brake. This brake is released automatically when the driver ends parking mode with the aim of moving off.
As is customary, the new C-Class is also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
Steering with a sporty character
All models of the C-Class family will in future feature the electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. It combines road-speed dependent power assistance from the speed-sensitive power steering system, with a steering ratio that varies according to the given steering angle. The power steering assist provided by the rack-and-pinion steering gear is controlled as needed, thereby contributing towards efficiency.
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive: the intelligent car
It is the declared aim of Mercedes-Benz to make the highest standard of safety available to everyone. For this reason the Estate adopts almost all new assistance systems from the S- and E-Class, which have been enhanced with significant functions. The assistance systems increase both comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz calls this Intelligent Drive.
The C-Class Estate is fitted as standard with ATTENTION ASSIST, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness. It offers an adjustable sensitivity level and can provide drivers with information on their level of fatigue and the amount of driving time that has elapsed since the last break.

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Also part of the standard equipment is COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. In addition to the adaptive Brake Assist system, which helps to protect against collisions at speeds above 7 km/h, this system now features an additional function: when a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 105 km/h (200 km/h in conjunction with DISTRONIC PLUS), thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 50 km/h, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.
New assistance systems with enhanced functions are optionally available, combining data from various sensor technologies as part of the Intelligent Drive concept to enhance comfort and safety:

DISTRONIC PLUS – relieves the burden on the driver in keeping a safe following distance
DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot relieves the burden on the driver in keeping a safe following distance, even in stop & go traffic. Steering Assist is new and helps the driver with lateral control of the vehicle, even in gentle bends, and offers a tailback vehicle following function.
BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist boosts driver braking depending on the situation, if necessary up to full brake application and, for the first time, can also react to crossing traffic and pedestrians.

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Active Lane Keeping Assist warns of unintentional lane departures by means of pulsed vibrations of the steering wheel and in the presence of solid lane markings corrects the vehicle’s track with one-sided brake application. It now also intervenes with one-sided brake applications in the presence of broken lane markings if the adjacent lane is occupied by, for example, oncoming traffic, fast overtaking or overtaken vehicles.
The multitude of optionally available assistance systems also include, among others

Active Parking Assist, which enables automated parking with active steering and brake intervention in both parallel and end-on parking spaces
Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function, which warns of speed limits and also alerts the driver to no-overtaking zones and no‑entry signs
Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows the high-beam headlamps to be kept on permanently by masking out other vehicles in the light cone of the high-beam headlamps

Airbags for safety
In addition to 3-point safety belts with pyrotechnical belt tensioning and belt-force limitation for driver, front passenger and those in the outer rear seats, numerous airbags serve to protect the vehicle’s occupants in an accident. These include:

combined thorax/pelvis sidebags for driver and front passenger
an optimised windowbag
sidebags for the outer rear seats (optional)
a kneebag for the driver

The front-passenger’s seat can furthermore be equipped with an automatic child seat recognition system. This automatic front-passenger’s airbag deactivation, introduced first by Mercedes-Benz, uses a pressure sensor in the seat cushion to detect whether an infant or child seat was placed on the front-passenger’s seat and automatically deactivates the front-passenger’s airbag. Contrary to other systems that require the airbag to be deactivated with a key, this system prevents incorrect operation. As no special transponder is required, the system works with all rear-facing child restraint systems.

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Climate control: signals from space
The further advanced climate control system provides improved control quality, performance, efficiency and air quality. The new Estate is the only vehicle in the segment to offer tunnel detection via satellite navigation. It uses the map data from the navigation system and the GPS location data to close the air recirculation flap automatically when the vehicle enters a tunnel, subsequently re-opening it when the vehicle emerges from the tunnel.
Another highlight contributing to a feel-good atmosphere is the AIR BALANCE package with active fragrancing, air ionisation and more efficient filtration than is available on the standard model.
Vibrant infotainment experience
Like the Saloon, the new Estate offers a completely new multimedia generation with intuitive operation, featuring elaborate animations and visual effects which present all the functions in a clear and highly attractive manner. The Estate is furthermore also equipped with the Frontbass system. This avant-garde acoustic systems uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the subwoofers. The result is a listening experience almost on a par with that enjoyed in a concert hall. A Burmester® surround sound system is optionally available.
The navigation system presents its contents in interactive mode. Its features include an animated compass, a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations on board airliners and Google Maps displayed on the head unit. COMAND Online is now also able to provide more accurate real-time information about the situation on the roads when it receives its traffic data via the internet by means of the "Live Traffic Information" service.

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Internet and diverse data sources
A Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone with data option is all it takes to make even the Audio 20 system internet-capable. This enables the internet to be surfed without restrictions when the vehicle is stationary.
In conjunction with COMAND Online, Mercedes-Benz Apps such as Weather, GoogleTM Local Search with StreetView and Panoramio, destination/route download and Facebook can be used while on the move. Audio and video playback is possible from various sources. For example, via Bluetooth®, from an Apple iPod® or iPhone®, from an SD card, USB stick or CD/DVD (with Audio 20 CD or higher and with COMAND Online).
COMAND Online with hotspot functionality
COMAND Online not only offers a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a special bonded glass cover such as is familiar from consumer devices like the iPhone® or iPad. It also enables digital TV/radio reception, for example, and offers fast hard-disc navigation, automatic tailback avoidance via up-to-date and accurate "Live Traffic Information", an integrated WLAN hotspot functionality and the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system.
Telephony via Bluetooth® as standard
The standard Audio 20 USB system as well as Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online all offer basic telephony as standard, which links up a mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.
Vehicle online with Mercedes connect me
Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new package of services in Europe under the name "Mercedes connect me" with the new C-Class Estate. The "Mercedes connect me" services can be used via a KOM module with its own SIM card integrated into the vehicle. The available services include accident, maintenance and breakdown management, for example. Likewise, customers can connect to their vehicle from anywhere and at any time via "Mercedes connect me“ and, among other things, retrieve the fill level of the tank or start, stop or programme the auxiliary heating system.

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