Older Mercedes C-Class Pickup Is an El Camino at Heart, Bar the Coolness Factor

We know what you’re probably thinking, that the pictured Mercedes C-Class is not that old. Wait a minute, that wasn’t it, as you have to be wondering whether it actually exists in the real world or not.
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The answer to that question is no, as no one would be crazy enough to actually turn the W205 into a pickup, or a ute as our friends Down Under would refer to it.

Starting off with the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Estate, photo.chopshop on Instagram turned it into a premium workhorse that won’t do any off-roading, not with those wheels and tires, and low ground clearance. It sports a much shorter roofline, retaining the roof rails and spoiler above the rear windscreen, but that’s not the odd part.

If you look further down, then you will see a pair of extremely small windows, which would have normally been the three quarter ones, incorporated into the rear doors. The latter protrude a bit too much into the C pillars, and further back, it has an open bed, with a proper tailgate decorated by the three-pointed star emblem. Since it builds on the C 43, it retains the quad exhaust pipes, aggressive diffuser, sporty bumper, and obviously the twin-turbo V6.

Yep, there was a time when even the C 43 had a six-banger under the hood, and the C 63 had an eight-cylinder unit, but you’d better forget about them, as the upcoming C 63 will ditch the V8 for good. Expected probably in a few weeks/months, the brand’s rival to the likes of the BMW M3 will launch with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with hybrid assistance. The total output is understood to be around 650 horsepower, which, if correct, then it will give it a significant advantage over its direct rival, and the M3 Touring, and Audi RS 4 Avant, as it will also launch in the wagon body style.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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