Luxury fit for a couple labradores: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon leaked

2015 mercedes benz c class wagon leaked photo

The redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class line wouldn’t be complete without a wagon.

This photo of what could be the genuine article was leaked by Italy’s Quattroroute magazine (via LeftLane News), making the rounds on the Internet well ahead of the C-Class wagon’s anticipated 2014 Geneva Motor Show debut in March.

Naturally, the wagon isn’t much different from the 2015 C-Class sedan. Adding some class to this family hauler are brushed aluminum roof rails, a rear spoiler, and a sloping roofline that’s fairly pleasing to the eye.

The wagon will launch in Europe later this year with a range of four-cylinder engines. The base C180 will sport a 1.6-liter gasoline unit with 154 hp, the C220 will get 2.0 liters and 181 hp, and the C220 BlueTec will have a 2.1-liter turbo diesel four, with 168 hp.

In comparison, the C-Class will be available in the U.S. as either a C300 4Matic with a 235 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four, or a C400 4Matic with a 329 hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V6.

However, U.S. buyers probably won’t get the C-Class wagon.

Americans tend to like crossovers more than wagons, which is why the previous-generation C-Class wagon wasn’t sold here. Still, the 2015 C-Class wagon would make a perfect rival for the BMW 328i and 328d xDrive Sports Wagons.

It would also be great to see a C63 AMG wagon, as a sort of Mini Me version of the tyrannical E63 AMG.

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