By Mike Torpey on 2014-06-23 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
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THE new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate will cost from £28,055 when it hits UK streets in September.
With five engine options and three models lines, the newcomer features a powered tailgate, roof rails and split folding rear seats on every model.
Kicking off the range is the C 200 petrol engine, producing 184bhp and emitting 128 g/km of CO2.
Priced at £28,055, which represents a £1,200 premium over the saloon version, the C 200 is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Two diesel engines - the 220 BlueTEC and the 250 BlueTEC - produce 170 and 204bhp and emit from 108g/km and 117g/km of emissions.
The former from £30,565 while the 250 BlueTEC - available only as a seven-speed auto) 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.
Linked to each engine range is the choice of three model lines - SE, Sport and AMG Line.
In addition there are four option packages - the Executive, at £995 and available on the SE - comprising 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, ambient lighting system and the electric seat memory while Premium Plus adds a Burmester surround sound system and COMAND Online. The packages cost £1,595 and £2,795.
There's also an AirMATIC Agility Package allowing the car's suspension to self-level and be raised by 25mm, at £875.
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