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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagons (C240 & C320)

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    Edmunds' auto show coverage: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 Wagon. What do you think?


    Happy Motoring!


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  • mersonmerson Posts: 7
    Hello


    I am looking for the exterior/interior dimensions of this car. Does anyone know this information?


    I have found more pictures at the following links

    1. http://www.mercedes-benz.com/e/cars/c-class-t/default.htm - This link has information about the new c-class wagon but the dimensions are listed with a background picture of the c-class wagon that is not being sold here in the US.


    2. http://www.mbenz.com/future/c320w-02.html


    3. http://mbspy.bacosys.be/s203.htm - This site has not been working for the last couple of days. Maybe it will come back.

  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
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    Don't miss the weekly MB Tuesdays chat at 6-7pm Pacific/9-10pm Eastern! All MB fans/enthusists/owners/potential owners are welcome to participate. Hope to see you there!


    Click on the link below to enter the chat at the times above. Note that the link to the chat is always near the top of this page, just under the discussion topic title:


    http://www.edmunds.com/chat/mercedeschat.html

  • c320 wagon .. length 178.8, wheelbase 106.9, width 68.0, height 57.7, track f/r 58.8/57.6,
    curb wgt 3560, drag 0.32, trunk 16.6 up/48.9 down, fuel tank 16.4/2.1 reserve, 0-60 7.8 sec,
    top spd 150mph, fuel mileage 21, price 38.000. this info is from mbca club magazine.

    same engine as the one in the e320 wagon... mean that the c should be a hoot to drive. it also said the hatch is sweeped back so much that a rear wiper is not even needed.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    No, there's still a rear wiper :-) The 4-matic (AWD) version will be released in late fall of 2002, as a MY2003 model.


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  • mersonmerson Posts: 7
    The C-Class wagon cargo area seems a bit small 16.6 cubic feet compared to the BMW 3 Series Wagon 26 cubic feet and the Volvo V40 33 cubic feet.

    The C-Class wagon is longer than the others. I wonder if there is more legroom in the C-Class. Maybe that is where the extra space is.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
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    Just a reminder that the MB chat is on tonight (6-7pm Pacific/9-10 pm Eastern). Hope to see you there!

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  • mersonmerson Posts: 7
    Is anyone seriously considering buying this car or is it too small and too expensive?
  • bob259bob259 Posts: 280
    merson, to answer yor questions, Yes, no, probably. I think it''s the right size but a little pricey for this size vehicle.
  • A dealer in my area has two (2) new wagons as of today. Base price is $38,450 w/o destination.


    Here is a link for the 02 ordering guide for the C class for those that want option pricing:


    http://content.communities.msn.com/CLKOwnersDiscussion/PhotoAlbums?Page=5

  • fredtwdfredtwd Posts: 25
    I finally got to siit in one at the dealership. When I folded down the rear seats, I could no longer put the drivers seat back far enough to fit into the car (I'm 6' 4").

    So it looks like a C320 wagon is a no go for me :-(

    Robert
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    The '01 C-class wagon wins the '01 Eyes on Design award:

    http://www.cardesignnews.com/events/detroit2001/eyesondesign/awards04.html


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  • I happen to notice what looked like the C320 wagon sitting in our local MB dealers showroom as I drove by the other day. I finally stopped in to take a look on my way home from work, and sure enough it a silver C320 wagon! (they also had several of the coupes on the floor as well).

    IMHO,I certainly like the lines of the car. Its a beautiful piece of machinery that probably will remain unique among the endless sea of SUV on the road these days. The back is sloped quite a bit, but this helps to give it a sleek look and avoid the typical SW look. The down side, however, is that this compromises the cargo space. I thought the fit and finish of the car was excellent. The interior material also seemed "MB" grade and felt great. I didn't take it out for a drive (it was rush hour). But, as I was sitting behind the wheel, and having noticed the $43K sticker price for, I thought about the other competitors in this market. Both the BMW and Audi offer wagons (325 and A4/S4) for much less than the C320. Yes the MB seems exudes luxury, but the interior of the A4 (IMHO) is just as nice. Want sporty...an S4 similarly equipped is less than the C320 by a few grand.

    So..is it worth it? That's up to you to decide. For me, probably not because of the other alternatives. But its certainly a nice addition to the luxury SW market.

    George
  • George, I think if you option out the BMW 3-series wagon (or even the Audi wagons) in a similar fashion to the MB 320 wagon, you will find that the MB is actually pretty price competitive.

    All of the German car companies seem to try to keep their base prices down and then "nickel and dime" you to death with options that are--to a large extent--almost mandatory in this price range etc.

    Cheers,
    Mitch
  • but if you look at the "basic essentials" (leather, sunroof, heated seats, xenon), the MB runs about $5K more (MSRP) compared to the others. The A4 is somewhat of an "unfair" comparo since the current model is in its last year, so one is bound to get more of a discount compared the the other two.

    You are right though about nickel and diming one to death with the "options". The problem is that MB does that too but the base price starts at ~39 K!
    Realistically though, most people who shop in this price range will most likely be swayed by some other factor other than the price of one vs the other ..ie handling, name/image, etc. Just my $ 0.02

    George
  • I was told that they were not going to add a 4Maitc version the c for several years.
  • jjmcgjjmcg Posts: 2
    The cost aside, if the c-class wagon arrives with 4-matic and the sports package (in Canada anyway), then it becomes a prettyl desirable automobile.
  • I own a 99 Passat, 2001 Dodge GC and 99 Bravada.
    Living in NY, I swore I would never own another
    RWD car again (except for my 1960 Chrysler New Yorker, which does not go out in the winter).

    The C320 wagon is a really sharp car, and I am considering it for when my Bravada lease is up in March. I need some advice from those of you who might have experience with Mercedes ESC and TC in the snow ... will I go?

    Mercedes salesman says he will put the C320 up against any fwd car in the world (what would you expect him to say?) He promised to let me test drive one on the next snowy day we have. Still, I would love to get some real-life advice from any of you familiar with these systems. Thanks.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407
    Buy 4 snow tires on seperate rims for winter. Then you will go up against any 4wd car in the world (and blow them away in braking). You will save your nice alloys from road salt, and your summer tires will last longer. Win-win situation. You can't beat it for $4-600 depending on size.
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