The Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon wants to get dirty!
Like the E-Class All Terrain, the new C-Class All Terrain will look to bridge the gap between the regular wagon and GLC crossover.
The wagon spied here undergoing hot weather testing in Europe will likely debut in 2022, and compete against the Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60 Cross Country.
The All Terrain will have taller suspension, standard all-wheel drive, and slightly higher profile tyres than regular C-Class wagon models.
The All Terrain will also be fitted with wheel arch protectors, chunkier side sills, and tougher looking bumpers with a blacked out lower section.
The rear also looks to have elements that imply some level of underbody protection.
Under the bonnet, drivetrain options will likely be a subset of those available in the rest of the C-Class range.
For its global launch, the latest C-Class is available with three petrol and two turbo-diesel options.
Petrol buyers can initially choose from the 125kW C180 and 150kW C200 — both featuring a 1.5-litre turbo — and the 190kW C300 powered by a 2.0-litre turbo engine.
There’s also a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel in the 147kW C220d and 195kW C300d forms.
All these drivetrains have a 48V mild hybrid system capable of giving a 15kW/200Nm boost for short periods of time.
The new C-Class will be exclusively offered with four-cylinder engines, including the AMG C43 and C63, which ditch their six- and eight-cylinder motors for a plug-in hybrid setup.
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