Mercedes-Benz bringing C-Class wagon to Canada

Canadian fans of euro wagons will soon have another model to drool over, with Mercedes-Benz announcing plans to bring the C-Class wagon to this side of the Atlantic.

Available here for the first time in nearly a decade, the 2016 C-Class Wagon is longer and wider than its predecessor, which wasn't sold in Canada.

Measuring 40 millimetres wider and 96 millimetres longer than the last generation, while riding on a wheelbase that has been stretched an additional 80 millimetres, reaching 2,840 millimetres, the biggest benefactors of the new wagon's dimensions are cargo room and rear seat passengers.

Cargo room is 490 litres with the rear seats upright and 1,510 litres with them folded flat, while rear seat legroom has grown by 45 millimetres.

Moving to the front of the cabin, the new C-Class wagon boasts a handful of new safety and convenience features, including a climate control system that uses the car's navigation system to detect tunnels, automatically closing the air recirculation flap and re-opening it when the vehicle exits the tunnel.

Outside, the C-Class wagon's body is made of 49 per cent aluminum and is more than 140 lbs. lighter than its closest competitor, while the optional AIRMATIC air suspension is a segment-first.

A four-cylinder diesel engine that makes 200 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque will be available under the hood.

Mercedes has not detailed the C-Class wagon's gas engine options, but they will likely be the same as the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder twin-turbocharged V6 on offer in the C-Class sedan.

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