Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class estate will be priced from £28,055 when it arrives in time for the September plate-change.
Customers will be able to choose from five engine options and three models lines SE, Sport and AMG Line.
The entry level C 200 petrol engine, producing 184bhp and emitting 128 g/km of CO2 is priced at £28,055 (a £1,200 premium over the saloon) and is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Two diesel engines – the 220 BlueTEC and the 250 BlueTEC – produce 170bhp and 204bhp and emit from 108 g/km and 117 g/km of CO2 respectively.
The 220 BlueTEC – available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox - starts from £30,565 while the 250 BlueTEC (available with a seven-speed automatic gearbox only) is priced from £33,220.
Two further engines – a C 200 BlueTEC diesel and the C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID – will join the range later in the year.
Dealers will be able to upsell four option packages – the Executive Package (£995 and available on the SE) which comprises the Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, heated front seats and chrome (rather than black) roof rails.
The Premium Package adds a panoramic glass sunroof, Keyless-Go, the ambient lighting system and the electric seat memory package. The Premium Plus Package adds Burmester surround sound system and COMAND Online. The packages cost £1,595 and £2,795 respectively.
Further options include the Driving Assistance Package (£1,495 available on the Sport and AMG Line models) which incorporates the Blind Spot Assist, Distronic Plus, Lane-Keeping Assist and the Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system.
The AirMATIC Agility Package (£895) allows the suspension on the C-Class estate to self-level and be raised by 25mm when required as well as varying to allow different damping characteristics.
C-Class UK prices:
C200 petrol £28,055
C220 Bluetec diesel £30,565
C250 Bluetec diesel £33,220