When Mercedes decided to revamp its C-Class it was responding to a gauntlet that had been thrown down by BMW and the result is an impressive car in its coupe, saloon and estate guises. The Mercedes C-Class has a well-designed and well-made interior which makes for a quality offering.
Most of the models in the line-up are very impressive and make the Mercedes C-Class a great all-rounder. There's no doubting that this is a Mercedes since it bears all of the hallmarks that drivers expect.
The saloon, in the four door version, is the most popular choice though buyers can also select the practical estate or the lovely looking coupe. There are four spec levels, three of which are AMG creations with the C63 AMG C-Class being the fastest - if you like life in the fast lane then be aware that this car will reach 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
As you would expect in this competitive sector, all of the models in the C-Class range are very well equipped and standard kit includes things like Bluetooth connectivity, air con and alloy wheels. There's also cruise control, a seven inch touchscreen and automatic wipers and headlights.
Options include a head-up display so the car's vital information can be displayed onto the windscreen and a fragrance dispenser to ensure the cabin always smell fresh.
Of the engines, and there are a petrol and two diesel as well as a petrol-hybrid to choose from, perhaps the best choice is the C220 BlueTEC diesel which will return around 69 mpg and emits only 103g/km of CO2. The C200 petrol engine will return 53 mpg and the hybrid offers frugal motoring of 78mpg.
To help the C-Class win over new fans, it carries a level of luxury few other rivals can match and has a fun ride too. Most of its influence appears to be from the impressive S-Class which also means that the car is comfortable to drive and it’s also to be a pleasure to be a passenger in.
There's lots of space inside the C-Class, the suspension performs well and it's an excellent car for long journeys, but especially on motorways. The three door coupe has a sleek look compared with the saloon and all variants of the C-Class perform and handle well.
Essentially, the C-Class is reasonably cheap to run and its suspension provides an excellent driving experience - in a luxurious environment.
Why not have a look at the C-Class on the official Mercedes-Benz UK company web site and get the latest news about the C-Class in the UK at The UK Mercedes-Benz Owners' forum. You may also like to see what they're saying about the C-Class on the Top Gear web site.
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