The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate is Simply Great
Mercedes-Benz aren’t really the first manufacturer that you associate with estate models. Maybe you’re trying to envision the ambassador being carried in regal style from his mansion in an estate bearing the Mercedes crest, and I would implore you to stop because nothing that your brain conjures up is ever going to be anywhere near the reality.
Because you’ll be confusing the Mercedes estate model with other manufacturer’s efforts; boxy, ungainly chuggers that take up more space than necessary and seem to be pre-programmed to park at an angle. And you’re doing a disservice to one of the world’s best known manufacturers of luxury models.
How to bring luxury to the humble estate? You could stick a fancy name on it, call it an “Avant” rather than accepting reality. You could try cramming it full of bells and whistles and hoping that people will ignore the clunky exterior in favour of buttons that make bits of the car do exotic and unusual things. Or you could go back to the drawing board and start afresh, reimagining the estate model as it should be; a sinuous, curvy car that carries its oversized posterior with pride.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate is an unapologetically gorgeous estate that has sent competitors scrabbling to find some way to compete. Would you expect any less from Mercedes? With interior room that feels almost cavernous, the C-Class has a delightful profile that will have even the fiercest defender of superminis feeling a little flutter of longing.
Don’t think that in order to get your hands on a Mercedes estate you’ll have to try to get a job as an ambassador to the state, because a used Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available at a piffling price if you know where to look. Whether you have an expanding family, pooches that need to be walked or just lots of things that need to be lugged, a Mercedes estate is a car that will set you apart.