Wagon fans rejoice, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class has spied, albeit all rugged up for the Swedish winter.

    While this wagon is covered from head to toe in camouflage, a sedan prototype spied a few weeks earlier was much more revealing.

    Like generations before it, the new C-Class will take its styling cues from the latest S-Class. That means there will be slimmer headlights, smoother body surfaces, and thin tail-lights that stretch into the boot lid.

    In terms of proportions and silhouette, the new C-Class wagon looks as though it won’t stray too far from today’s vehicle.

    Under the skin, the new C-Class will feature a revised version of today’s MRA rear- and all-wheel drive platform.

    We expect the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be offered with traditional turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, as well as mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains.

    Most controversially, the C53 AMG and C63 AMG models are said to be powered by four-cylinder hybrids.

    Just as with the exterior, the cabin is expected to mimic the flagship S-Class, which features a piano black section sweeping up from the centre console to the dashboard and housing a large touchscreen infotainment setup that replaces most of the car’s physical buttons.

    While a small-selling model in Australia, the C-Class wagon will make up a significant portion of sales in Europe.

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    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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