The Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon wants to get dirty.
Like the E-Class All-Terrain, the new C-Class All-Terrain will look to bridge the gap between the regular wagon and the GLC crossover.
The All-Terrain will have taller suspension, standard all-wheel drive, and slightly higher profile tyres than regular C-Class wagon models.
It will also be fitted with wheel arch protectors, chunkier side sills, and tougher looking bumpers with a blacked out lower section.
The rear also looks to have elements that imply some level of underbody protection.
Under the bonnet, drivetrain options will likely be a subset of those available in the rest of the C-Class range.
For its global launch, the latest C-Class is available with three petrol and two turbo-diesel options.
Petrol buyers can initially choose from the 125kW C180 and 150kW C200 — both featuring a 1.5-litre turbo — and the 190kW C300 powered by a 2.0-litre turbo engine.
There’s also a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel in the 147kW C220d and 195kW C300d forms.
All these drivetrains have a 48V mild-hybrid system capable of giving a 15kW/200Nm boost for short periods of time.
The new C-Class will be exclusively offered with four-cylinder engines, including the AMG C43 and C63, which ditch their six- and eight-cylinder motors for a plug-in hybrid setup.