New 2021 Mercedes C-Class Estate found ahead of official arrival

Our spy photographers have found the next-generation Mercedes C-Class Estate during its development programme. It’ll follow the upcoming replacement for the C-Class saloon into the showrooms in 2021, sporting a similar range of cosmetic and technology upgrades, as well as a refreshed powertrain line-up.
When it reaches the UK market next year, the fifth-generation Mercedes C-Class Estate will wade into the current crop of premium wagons, rivalling the BMW 3 series Touring, the Audi A4 Avant and the all-new Volkswagen Arteon shooting Brake.

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Judging by these images, the new Mercedes C-Class Estate’s styling will be an evolution of its predecessor’s. It’ll feature the same range of design tweaks that are destined for the new S-Class, with a similar pair of LED headlamps, a new radiator grille and some fresh intakes. However, it’s basic silhouette won’t change much compared to the old car.

The many drastic updates will occur inside. like the upcoming S-Class replacement, the new C-Class will feature Mercedes’s second-generation MBUX infotainment setup, which will bring a new portrait central screen, a fresh digital instrument binnacle and a host of extra benefit features such as augmented reality navigation and gesture control.
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As with the saloon, the new C-Class Estate will be based on a revised version of Mercedes’s MRA platform, which also underpinned the previous-generation model. Updates include a slightly longer wheelbase, a range of chassis tweaks and a host of mounting revisions which will offer compatibility with the German brand’s newest powertrain line-up.
The new C-Class will be completely electrified across the board, with buyers provided a range of either four or six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. At the lower-end of the line-up, there’ll be a choice of 48-volt mild-hybrid systems, while the range-topping models will make use of a PHEV system, which ought to offer a maximum electric range of around 50 miles.
Driver support technology ought to also receive a boost. buyers will get the same “level three” support system that’s destined for the S-Class, which will offer autonomous running within restricted parameters. In the case of the C-Class, the technology will be able to assume control of the automobile on the motorway at speeds of up to 81mph.

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