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Mercedes has a Near-Perfect Wagon but Plays a Cruel Joke and Won’t Sell it in the US


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The Mercedes C-Class Wagon has been introduced, but you won’t be able to get it in the U.S.

Neighbors to the North in Canada however, can get their hands on the hot wagon starting this year. Compared to its predecessor, which was not offered in Canada, the new C-Class Wagon has grown considerably. The wheelbase has increased over three inches with the vehicle itself coming in nearly four inches longer and 1.5 inches wider. Overall dimensions measure 185 inches long and 71 inches wide.

The extra space primarily benefits the rear-seat passengers, who now get nearly two inches more legroom. There is also more interior width and headroom compared to the previous model.

On the outside, styling of the C-Class Wagon resembles the C-Class Sedan with Canadian shoppers having the option to choose from two different front grilles. There’s a sporty option or a luxury grille, reserved solely for the Luxury Package that also includes the Mercedes star on the hood.

The Mercedes C 300d 4MATIC Wagon will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

“The new C-Class Wagon is not only extremely practical thanks to its once again enlarged, variable load compartment. With innovative lightweight construction and its state-of-the-art technical features it also strikes out in new directions in this segment with regard to safety, efficiency and comfort. Worldwide we are the first to offer a comfortable air suspension in this segment. And both men and women drivers enjoy noticeably more driving pleasure”, states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
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Kind of BS. It would sell well in the US.
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Kind of BS. It would sell well in the US.
I disagree. Wagons don't sell in the USA for some reason and this one would not be different. In the USA people love "SUVs". It would sell poorly. But I love station wagons so I would love to buy it personally!!!!
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If the E Class wagon was available here as a diesel I would have bought one. I think it could potentially sell well, but they would have probably done like the E class and had it available with just the 2.0 gas turbo with 4Matic. The E class is only available here as a 3.5 Gas 4Matic. In Europe and other places you could get the E250 as a wagon with a diesel.
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If we could also get the manual transmission options the rest of the world gets, that would also be great.

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If the E Class wagon was available here as a diesel I would have bought one. I think it could potentially sell well, but they would have probably done like the E class and had it available with just the 2.0 gas turbo with 4Matic. The E class is only available here as a 3.5 Gas 4Matic. In Europe and other places you could get the E250 as a wagon with a diesel.
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Here are two E Class diesel wagon buyers MB missed out on....

'85 300TDT Nautical Blue 126K
'87 300TDT Midnight Blue 188K
'87 560SL Anthracite Grey 65K
'92 600SEL Project in waiting 128K
'10 Ford Expedition 86K
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I just do not understand the thinking that wagons do not sell. I am biased, have 4 MBZ wagons currently, but to not have engine options in the US market is ridiculous. Why are we constantly not given the option to have a diesel in our modern wagons is beyond my comprehension. Give us the choice and many will buy. To believe that all Americans want big gasoline powered motors with gobs of HP is short sighted.

I would buy a new diesel powered wagon if given the opportunity.

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I saw one of these on my last visit to the UK. Jaw dropping beautiful.
3.5 liter diesel with a 9 speed automatic..

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The white car above is a CLS Shooting Brake - not a C-class. But I agree it is beautiful.
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Suggestion: come up to see us in Canada and buy one! Why not? With the usd at 30%+ than Canadian dollars you would make a great deal and have to opportunity to be unique in USA.

We done that the opposite way when our Canadian dollar was matching yours. Many Canadian went to American dealers to save a lot on buying a new car. It was a good deal even if we had to pay extra taxes. One of my cousin few years ago bought a brand new Subaru in the USA and saved a lot. You'll have to check your custom policies to import a new car from Canada and check if there is a Canadian Mercedes-Benz policy not to sell to American customers.

Otherwise, a C Class SW would be the same for maintenance than the regular C Class...so why not?

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