Mercedes-Benz is one of the few automakers today that actually offers a real station wagon in the U.S.—the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Now the company has revealed the surprisingly stylish wagon variant of the redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and we’ve found a new favorite long-roof Benz to fawn over.
Sadly, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (as it’s called in Europe), will not be joining its big brother in Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. wagon lineup, as U.S. representatives told us it’s not in the cards for our market. That’s a shame, especially now that the luxury wagon segment has started to make a bit of a comeback with newer models like the Audi Allroad, BMW 3-Series wagon, and Volvo V60. Instead, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will initially launch in the U.S. this September in sedan form only, in either C300 4Matic or C400 4Matic versions at first with standard C300 and spicy C63 AMG variants to follow.
Like the 2015 C-Class sedan, this redesigned wagon version is much larger than the previous-generation C-Class, growing to make more room for the entry-level CLA-Class to slot below in the model lineup. It features a much more luxurious interior than before with many design cues taken from the S-Class flagship sedan, as well as a new COMAND touchpad for the infotainment system. As you’d expect, the wagon plays up the practicality factor with split-folding 40/20/40 rear seats that make for a configurable cargo area and flat load floor when the seats are completely folded.
In Europe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate will feature a wide range of diesel and gasoline engines producing between 115 hp and 333 hp. There is also a C300 BlueTec diesel-electric hybrid that achieves the equivalent of 61 mpg.
Although this Benz wagon may be forbidden fruit for U.S. customers, check out some photos of this sleek cargo hauler in the gallery below.