Auto review by Veeno Dewan
Continuing great news for wagon and Mercedes-Benz aficionados. For 2018, the Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic model arrives in a wagon format for more versatility. For Canada, the C-300 wagon is powered by a new 2 liter four cylinder turbocharged engine producing 241 hp, and mated to a new 9-speed automatic. Mercedes excellent 4Matic All-Wheel drive is also an option on this model.
We tested a 2018 model with the following equipment and options: Base Price $46,000, outfitted with the Premium Package $5,000, Premium plus Package $2,300, Selenite Grey metallic paint, $890, AMG 18” 5-Spoke Wheels. The interior trim comprised of Black ARTICO Leather Upholstery, Dark Ash Wood Trim (Open-Pore) $250 Heated Steering Wheel $250, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio $475m Dark Ash Open Pore Wood Trim $250. Total price as tested $56,865 plus taxes and fees. Our tester also came with the 4Matic All-wheel Drive system.
Interior wise, the C-Class a sparkling interior, all serious looking, discreet, solid and in good taste. For driver, there is a good range of adjustability to the C-Class Estate’s steering wheel and the seats driving position, with electric height, backrest and lumbar adjustment fitted as standard to all models, the dash is ergonomically excellent. From the available audiophile Burmester® sound system to the audio and touchpad COMAND navigation, the controls and function access is easy and intuitive to use. Both passenger and driver room is very good, the high waist of the C-Class wagon offers a cocoon like feeling of safety, visibility is not hampered while a rear camera makes parking easy. The rear cabin is also well appointed and roomy, with rear seats that fold down to offer excellent cargo room, accessed on our tester via a power tailgate.
On the road, the turbocharged C 300 4MATIC can make the 0-100 in just 6.1 seconds. Now that’s incredibly impressive given the size of this car! The All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC system provides exemplary traction in hard starts and on slippery road. Overall, the C-300 wagon is a good compromise offering a more comfort orientated, opulent relaxed driving experience, rather than a rougher sport orientated dynamic. For those needing a high quality premium wagon, look no further. Mercedes-Benz quality all the way.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC Wagon
- Base price $46,000
- Price as tested with options (Before tax and PDI): $56,865