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Estate version of all-new Mercedes C-class lifts the compact premium wagon ballgame

Mercedes-Benz logo22 May 2008

By GEORGIA OCONNELL

THE C-class Estate takes all the tasty ingredients of the C-class sedan and adds a dash of wholesome practicality - that is, it has the C200K sedan’s acceptably brisk engine, smooth transmission, responsive handling and excellent ride, with the bonus of being able to carry big boxes. While the compact interior is a snug fit for a small family, the compact Benz wagon actually makes a lot more sense for many people than many luxury compact SUVs do for taking on the urban crawl with the occasional weekend away.
Model release date: 1 May 2008 to 1 May 2011

Previous model

W203 C-class Estate

Released: October 2002
Ended: May 2008
Family Tree: C-Class

The previous-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Estate arrived Down Under in October 2002, almost two years after the W203 sedan upon which it was based. It came in supercharged 120kW/240Nm four-cylinder C200 Kompressor guise priced from $66,974, along with a 150kW/245Nm 2.5-litre V6 in the C230 from September 2005. Priced around $80,000, the latter came with a seven-speed auto, while the C200K scored a five-speed.

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