Mercedes unveils new C-Class wagon

‘Dude, where’s my car?’

Forget asking your friends where you have parked, because Mercedes-Benz has debuted new technology as part of its new C-Class Estate that allows you to find your car via your smartphone.

The German brand has revealed full details of its new C-Class Estate just a day after images leaked out.

The new luxury station wagon is the first model that offers the brand’s new Mercedes Connect Me system that allows you to not only find your car but also check how much fuel is in the tank and even turn the airconditioning on before you get in the car.

Connect Me uses a sim card in the car to allow you to access the data via your smartphone.

The system can also contact assistance services if you have an accident or breakdown and can send information about how the car is performing to your local dealer.

The new C-Class Estate also comes with Mercedes’ Command Online function that allows you to pair your smartphone to the car’s infotainment screen and control and display your apps through the car.

With the exception of the rear styling the Estate shares the rest of its details with the new C-Class sedan launched earlier this year.

The new Estate is 90mm longer and 40mm wider than the previous C-Class wagon and also has an extra 80mm in the wheelbase (distance between the front and rear wheels) to create more interior space.


Mercedes claims the boot is bigger too. With the rear seats in place the luggage compartment measures 490-litres, a five-litre increase on the old model. With the rear seats down the load area increases to 1510-litres, a 10-litre increase.

Another practical change is the 40:20:40 adjustability of the rear seats - the old model was only 60:40.

Mercedes have also added a hands-free function to open the rear tailgate. Similar to the Ford Kuga Titanium, the C-Class Estate boot can be opened by simply waving your foot underneath the rear bumper.

The C-Class Estate is expected to arrive in Australian showrooms by the end of the year, after the sedan goes on sale in August. Pricing and final specifications are likely to be announced closer to that time.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has been contacted about when the Connect Me services will be available in Australia.