The first long-wheelbase Mercedes C-Class has rolled off the assembly line in China.

The first long-wheelbase Mercedes C-Class has rolled off the assembly line in China.

Set to go on sale in September, the long-wheelbase model is described as an "important addition to Mercedes-Benz’ portfolio" as it "marks another key milestone in Daimler’s China strategy."

As Daimler board member Hubertus Troska explained "With more than 150,000 vehicles of the predecessor model delivered to customers, China has already become the second-largest market for the C-Class." He went on to say “Now we are taking the next step:designed and developed for China, produced exclusively in China, our all-new long-wheelbase C-Class is destined to become one of our top growth drivers here.”

As we have previously reported, the C-Class L measures 4766mm long and has a wheelbase that has been stretched by 80mm. The car has also been equipped with a new front passenger seat that can be adjusted by rear seat passengers.

Mercedes declined to go into specifics but they have previously said the long-wheelbase model can be equipped with a variety of engines that have outputs ranging from 156 PS (115 kW) to 367 PS (270 kW).

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