Order start for the C-Class Estate on March 30, 2021
● Mercedes C 180 T model from 43,316 euros
● Mercedes C 200 d T-model from 46,351 euros
● Mercedes C 200 T model from 46,975 euros
● Mercedes C 220 d T-model from 49,355 euros
● Mercedes C 300 d T-Model from 53,967 euros
Comparative test: T-model competes against A4 Avant and 3 Series Touring
The C-Class gets by with just 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers
In terms of sound, the six-cylinder units are ahead
However, the cylinder six-packs are simply nicer for the ears. Even the slightly rough running mono-turbo V6 of the Audi pulls the corner of our mouth upwards when it works its way through the long geared gears. The 330d enchants as an (almost) perfectly coordinated unit consisting of an always attentive eight-speed automatic and a smooth-sounding row six with a belt starter generator that pushes with an additional eight kilowatts. In the C-Class, the integrated starter generator has an output of 15 kW. and the biturbo nails the old taxi four-cylinder blues. After all, well insulated, stored as soft as butter and quite cultivated.
The T-model stands out in terms of comfort
Test car prices are all over 60,000 euros
The list includes the Mercedes C 300 d T-model with test equipment at 63,263 euros, Audi charges the A4 Avant 50 TDI at 63,920 euros and BMW the 330d Touring at 66,630 euros. With the – all of them very proud – prices, the dream cars don’t take much.
Conclusion: the C-Class Estate is the clear winner
Without any real weaknesses and with a high degree of efficiency and comfort, it is easy for the Mercedes to set itself apart from the rest of the field, as its cultivated drive and good operation do not help the BMW in second place either. The Audi is a bit behind in third place due to its age, but it looks very routine. Nothing has changed in the familiar and high practicality of the T-Model. And with the new operating system, the frugal four-cylinder and the handy rear-axle steering, the C-Class wins the comparison against the A4 Avant and 3 Series Touring.
A decent plus in the C-Class trunk
● Length: 4751 mm (+49 mm)
● Broad: 1820 mm (+10 mm)
● Height: 1455 mm (-7 mm)
● Wheelbase: 2865 mm (+25 mm)
● Trunk volume: 490 l / 1510 l (+30 l / + 30 l)
You don’t need more space than in the C-Class station wagon
And with that we move back a row: Here, too, you sit very well in the new C-Class – in the T-model even a tad better than in the sedan. Due to the wagon body, the roof does not drop off as much, and there is plenty of room for improvement on the rear seat bench as well. Even with a body length of 1.95 meters you can stretch out confidently and still not bump into anything – that is not a matter of course in the middle class either. Long journeys on the back seat of the C-Class T-Model? Nothing stands in the way of that. There is also a four-zone automatic air conditioning so that the right and left rear can also be tempered according to your own preferences.