Generous: the interior dimensions and load capacity

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is amongst the most spacious vehicles in its segment. The front shoulder room and the elbow width amount to 1390 and 1440 millimetres respectively. In the rear, the saloon and estate offer shoulder room of 1398 millimetres and an elbow width of 1462 millimetres.

And the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers plenty of space for luggage, too: the saloon's load capacity is 475 litres (in accordance with the VDA measuring method). For the saloon Mercedes-Benz offers a divided backrest which can be quickly and easily folded forward on a 1:2 ratio. The head restraints move forward together with the backrests and do not need to be removed first.

Variability is the name of the game where the estate is concerned; its rear seat backrests are divided on a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio and can be folded forwards. The luggage compartment capacity can be extended from 485 or 690 litres when the vehicle is loaded to roof height up to 1500 litres (when the rear seat backrests are folded forward and the vehicle is loaded to roof height). And there is yet another peak value to note: the maximum usable interior length - from the tailgate to the front passenger's footwell - is 2.82 metres.

Thanks to a host of practical details, the Mercedes estate can be loaded easily, conveniently and safely. For instance, two bag hooks and four eyelets for anchoring loads are included in the load compartment as standard. Stowage compartments with net covers and a collapsible shopping crate are also part of the standard specification, as are the combined luggage cover and retaining net. The EASY-PACK tailgate opens and closes at the push of a button. Finally, the optional EASY-PACK load-securing kit presents drivers with even more possibilities for securing the load being carried.

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