By on January 14, 2016

C 250 diamantsilber cranberryrot/schwarz AMG

* But not the U.S. — at least, not yet.

Add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon to the list of vehicles available in Canada and not the United States. Mercedes-Benz Canada announced Thursday it would begin selling the long-roof version of the C-Class this year. To add insult to injury, it will be a diesel with all-wheel drive — and that’s it.

Mercedes did not disclose what shades of brown will be available.

The previous-generation C-Class wagon was not available in Canada or the United States.

Mercedes Benz; C-Klasse T-Modell Fahrvorstellung, Frankfurt/Deid

When the C-Class Wagon goes on sale later this year, it will be powered by a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine producing 200 horsepower and 369 lbs-ft of torque sending power to all four wheels through the automaker’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. While not detailed, the C-Class Wagon will likely receive the same seven-speed automatic as the E 250 BlueTec.

MSRP and exact on-sale date were not disclosed.

So, who’s going to be visiting The Great White North this year?

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38 Comments on “The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon is Coming to North America*...”


  • avatar
    APaGttH

    I saw the headline and thought to myself – next car and the first car I lease – YES!

    Then I noticed the asterisk in the headline, and you crushed my hopes and dreams.

    Canada has the population of California, why Mercedes, WHY?!?!

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    I saw an AMG C Class wagon this week. It looks quite handsome in real life.

    We’ve had C Class wagons for some time now, and our population is that of NY or Greater LA.

    Here’s a review to a AMG Wagon, but don’t look at the price. It works out to around $100k in USD.

  • avatar
    Nostrathomas

    Ever since a local MB salesman told me this news last year (and confirmed with an email to MB) Ive been waiting for the day for the C class wagon to show up. I was wondering why this wasn’t really news anywhere, ha.

    I’m generally not a new car kind of guy, but after spending some quality time with a C class last year (mind you it, was a C63) it’s been in the back of my mind as a next car. I always felt the C class wagon would be the perfectly sized car for a family (as nice as the E class is, the thing is pretty huge).

    If I can get 2 car seats back there without it being super tight, this perhaps may be our new daily driver.

  • avatar
    derekson

    Assholes.

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    No thanks, Canada can keep its sloping Station wagons. This looks like Caddilacs short lived wagon with a 2012 Volvo face slapped on.

  • avatar
    sportyaccordy

    This car is ACHINGLY beautiful. Shame we won’t get it on our roads. I think its looks alone could help it make a solid business case

  • avatar
    JohnTaurus_3.0_AX4N

    Ford should bring the Mondeo Estate, with the Fusion Sport (WagOn? Lol) name and upgrades. If it were priced high enough, it may be a profitable excersize that wouldnt hurt Edge or Escape sales, even if it did steal a few. Everything forward of the back seat is the same, it shouldnt be too hard.

    For the U.S. and Canada, of course.
    If they want some niche conquests, it might not hurt to take on sporty midsize wagon market. Not an Outback-like SUV wanna be -go buy an Edge!- but a low, fast, Euro-flavored sport wagon.

    Or an MKZ version: same platform, Lincoln 3.0 T/T 400 hp instead of 325, and a higher sticker/nicer interior. Id honestly rather see it as the Fusion, though I love the MKZ.

    Im not exactly a wagon guy, but I am a Ford guy and I love to see them trying things, especially driver-focused things, even if it isnt exactly for me.

  • avatar
    nguyenvuminh

    The market for mid-size station wagons and mini mini-van (aka Mazda5) is pretty much non-existent in the US. That’s unfortunate because that’s my target. I’m enjoying my ’13 Mazda5 but clearly the mfrs are not investing into this segment, be it in the form of new model or even putting in a hybrid engine.

    • 0 avatar
      eggsalad

      Not to pick a fight, but a Prius v is pretty much a hybrid station wagon, as is the Ford C-Max.

      • 0 avatar
        nguyenvuminh

        No problem eggsalad and point taken but like everything, I have my particular nuance. I actually test drove the C-max but it doesn’t have sliding door (all the more disappointing because it came upon the heal of the news that Ford reversed course and won’t bring their European Grand C-Max, which has sliding door, to the US market at the last minute). I agree on the Prius V being a small station wagon but the driving characteristic wasn’t good.

  • avatar
    Hummer

    Looks like a lowered Land Rover.

    Not that that’s a bad look.

  • avatar
    Nick_515

    Y’all know there is a BMW wagon for sale in the US right? Like, right now.

  • avatar
    Maymar

    Considering the 328d Touring comes in at right about $50k Cdn, I assume this’ll end up somewhere around there too (especially with trying to extrapolate based on E-Class pricing).

    So, this looks pretty fantastic and right-sized, and just a little too steep for my pocketbook. Nice to have ambitions though.

  • avatar
    facelvega

    I was interested in this shade of brown issue, so looked at some configurators in different countries. Why does Mercedes call its “citrinbraun” “dakota brown” here? What does that brown have to do with anything Dakota? And though you can get a brown C wagon in Germany, you can’t in the UK.

  • avatar
    VW16v

    MB is making a big mistake. This wagon would sell great in Utah and all of the North West.

  • avatar
    NickS

    The last Benz I had was in the late 80s (a diesel sedan) when I was a new driver. It was an awesome car. Now I am only familiar with Audi wagons which are the only realistic German wagons for me. (Sorry but the BMW look never did much for me.)

    I’d consider going back to a Merc for sure if it does’t have the sloping roofline in the back. All Audis seem to have that and it makes the cargo area much less usable. Ideally I’d like a wagon with a cargo area like that of a 90s Volvo, or a B5 Passat wagon.

    I don’t like the big holes under the headlights either. They often have to duct air for a charge air cooler but they could have done a better job of making them less harsh no matter the purpose.

    • 0 avatar
      derekson

      The current Golf wagon is about the size of an older Passat wagon.

      • 0 avatar
        bball40dtw

        It’s just a little bit smaller in dimensions, but you wouldn’t notice in everyday. The MQB Golf is very space efficient.

        The Ford Edge is about the same size as the B5 Passat wagon. It’s just eight inches taller. It has the same cargo capacity and is only 3 inches longer.

  • avatar
    Big Wheel

    Oh man, I’d love to have this to replace my current 2015 (W205 chassis) C300 4matic sedan. Beautiful. I’ve stared at this on other country’s Mercedes websites.

  • avatar
    TDIGuy

    I should point out to you guys that your dollar will also net you $1.40 CDN at the moment. Of course, our car prices are already somewhat set to reflect that. There are a lot of businesses in Canada that specialize in bringing cars cross border that were flourishing when the dollars were near equal (and car prices weren’t) that could probably get you one of these almost unicorns. You just have be willing to make the odd trip back here if you have any warranty work.

    By the way, this isn’t the first time we’ve been able to get models not available in the US (several of which were wagons, IIRC). However it nowhere near makes up for the inverse of US models never brought to Canada.

  • avatar
    319583076

    Interesting. Yesterday I built an E350 4MATIC wagon that rung up to $65k and compared that to a well-equipped C450 AMG that totaled $55k. I think choosing the C-Class in that case is a no-brainer. However, if I could get the V6 in a C-Class wagon, it would be tough to choose between that and the C450.

    I like the BMW 3-Series wagon, but I don’t like the 2.0 liter turbo 4 and BMW’s styling really restricts the advantages of the wagon body. I think a 3-Series sedan gives you nearly all of the utility without paying the premium for the wagon body.

  • avatar
    random1

    Those E-wagons, and I assume all E-class are pretty discounted with the all new replacement on the horizon. I’m going to have to replace my 2000 E-wagon some day and was kicking around a local dealer. The salesman started at 8k under sticker, even though I told him I’m not in the market. Lightly optioned, you can probably get near $50k. It ain’t cheap, but a lot of car for the money.
    The AMG version is still 6 figures though.

  • avatar
    jdmcomp

    I suspect the oil burning all wheeldrive is just to prove that Americans do not want wagons!!


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