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Mercedes has a Near-Perfect Wagon but Plays a Cruel Joke and Won’t Sell it in the US


The Mercedes C-Class Wagon has been introduced, but you won’t be able to get it in the U.S.

Neighbors to the North in Canada however, can get their hands on the hot wagon starting this year. Compared to its predecessor, which was not offered in Canada, the new C-Class Wagon has grown considerably. The wheelbase has increased over three inches with the vehicle itself coming in nearly four inches longer and 1.5 inches wider. Overall dimensions measure 185 inches long and 71 inches wide.

The extra space primarily benefits the rear-seat passengers, who now get nearly two inches more legroom. There is also more interior width and headroom compared to the previous model.

On the outside, styling of the C-Class Wagon resembles the C-Class Sedan with Canadian shoppers having the option to choose from two different front grilles. There’s a sporty option or a luxury grille, reserved solely for the Luxury Package that also includes the Mercedes star on the hood.

The Mercedes C 300d 4MATIC Wagon will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

“The new C-Class Wagon is not only extremely practical thanks to its once again enlarged, variable load compartment. With innovative lightweight construction and its state-of-the-art technical features it also strikes out in new directions in this segment with regard to safety, efficiency and comfort. Worldwide we are the first to offer a comfortable air suspension in this segment. And both men and women drivers enjoy noticeably more driving pleasure”, states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Read more about Mercedes has a Near-Perfect Wagon but Plays a Cruel Joke and Won’t Sell it in the US at AutoGuide.com.
 

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Meanwhile BMW sells a 3 series wagon in America. I guess MB looks at the GLA and see's that the need is already filled.
 

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Didn't realize it was so bad. That being the case, especially with the GLA on market, it's going to be highly unlikely. I bet people who would have wanted a wagon will be happy with the GLA.
 

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never understood the lack of wagon love here in the US. Best, most versatile vehicle I have ever owned was an 02' Volvo XC70 wagon. I absolutely love the AMG wagons (E63?), unfortunately my bugdet does not.
 

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I once looked at buying an ML55, and while we were test driving it, my wife said, "if you buy this car you are going to lose your license!" And so I didn't. Because she was right.

I really like wagons, I was looking at buying my wife a E320 wagon, but my back and knees got used to driving upright things. Honestly the most comfortable seating position I had was an Isuzu T6500....

With air ride seats, that is.
 
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