Mercedes is preparing to battle the new BMW 3 Series Wagon.
Judging from the latest spy shots we published last month, the official reveal of the new Mercedes C-Class can't be too far away. The luxury sedan was recently spotted strip teasing, revealing most of its sleek new body. In the US, the sedan will be the only version of the new C-Class available since Mercedes is scrapping the convertible and coupe versions. The C-Class Wagon, however, is being revived for a new generation in Europe, where it's sold as the C-Class Estate. Ahead of its debut, our spy photographers have caught Mercedes testing the C-Class Wagon in snowy Sweden.
Unlike the sedan spied last month, the C-Class wagon prototype is covered in camouflage, but styling cues from the new S-Class should carry over.
Some of the subtle styling changes include slimmer headlights, a slightly wider grille, and redesigned horizontal taillights that extend into the trunk. While the exterior has similar proportions to its predecessor, the interior will be more spacious and loaded with new technology borrowed from the new S-Class, including a massive vertical touchscreen for the MBUX infotainment system and a larger digital display.
Under the hood, the new C-Class Wagon will be offered with a range of four and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, as well as more efficient mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. Topping the range will be the new AMG C63, which will reportedly have an electrified 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing over 500 hp.
Don't get your hopes up about the new Mercedes C-Class Wagon coming to America, however. Despite online petitions being set up, Mercedes has no plans to sell the C-Class Wagon in the US, but you can still buy the E-Class All-Terrain or the recently refreshed AMG E63 Wagon.
The next-generation C-Class Wagon is expected to debut next year. When it goes on sale, it will compete with the new BMW 3 Series Wagon, which will also be forbidden fruit in the US. After the C-Class Wagon launches, it will be joined by the new C-Class All-Terrain that will rival the Audi A4 Allroad.