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For over 20 years, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been synonymous with performance, elegance and luxury. Available as a dynamic Coupé, Saloon or Estate, the C-Class is powered by a V8 engine, but offers impressive fuel consumption as one of Mercedes-Benz’s BlueEFFICIENCY models, also featuring an ECO start/stop function to save fuel while queuing or coming to a stop.
A benchmark for refinement and maturity, the Mercedes C Class might not always offer the same life and excitement that its compact executive rivals do, but it certainly stands out as a beacon of quality.
A more compact option than its older cousins the E, S and SL Class, the C Class offers a mix of size, practicality, luxury and comfort. Now over twenty years old, it remains not only one of the most popular options in the Mercedes range, but in the full compact executive class.
The Mercedes C Class was first launched in 1993 in order to offer a car that was smaller than the rest of the Mercedes range - something of an entry level option into the world of luxury executive vehicles. Along with the BMW 3 Series it sits at the top of a competitive market, but stands above its rivals in terms of its unmatched luxury and refinement.
The interior of any Mercedes is expected to impress, and the C Class is no exception. Across all generations the design and quality has been top notch, featuring expansive front seat space, top spec equipment and luxury finishings. The newest generation has brought in a number of features targeted at a younger audience - such as a sporting steering wheel and brushed aluminium - but the overall feel is still of refinement and maturity. Boot space is adequate, especially in the newest generation estate, which boasts 485 litres of space - a figure boosted to 1500 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
Engine options on the C Class are vast, and start from an entry level 1.8 litre petrol with either 154 or 201bhp that reaches 62mph in a competent nine seconds. On the other end of the scale is a V6 petrol engine - offered on models from 2001 onwards - which has an impressive 302bhp, and a very nimble 0-62mph time of just six seconds.
This however, doesn't necessarily mean that it is a particularly sporty car. The handling is very good, but steering isn't as responsive or lively as some others in its class. Newer models have seen this improved, and the better balance, fatter tyres and firm suspension of the Sport trim make for a car that aims to offer real excitement. The overall feel of the C Class ride is that of refinement though; its maturity and luxury shine brighter than its sportier aspirations.
As to be expected, the newer models are more fuel efficient than the earlier ones, and feature BlueEfficiency technology including stop/start as standard, and a considered approach toward fuel consumption. This means that the cost of running is good, especially in the diesels, the 168bhp of which can return 64.2 miles per gallon. Cars in this class are never going to be the most economical on the road, owing to their size and their performance, but the C Class is certainly one of the most reasonable. Along with good reliability, it is an affordable yet luxurious option.
The C Class was launched to offer smaller Mercedes option than the existing E Class and S Class and SL Class.
Now into its third generation, the Mercedes C Class range is relatively small but carefully considered. Here are the newest generation's different models and their key features.
16" alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, agility control suspension, rain-sensing wipers, attention assist, radio/CD player, USB and AUX connectivity, automatic climate control, high-gloss black trim, Parktronic with Parking Guidance, ABS with BAS, ESP with acceleration skid control, ISOFIX anchorage points, Bluetooth hands-free system.
17" AMG alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling, agility control sports suspension, speed-sensitive steering, cross-drilled front brake discs, halogen headlamps, lowered sports suspension, sports parameter steering, attention assist, radio/CD player, USB and AUX connectivity, front sports seats, rain-sensing wipers, Parktronic with Parking Guidance, automatic climate control, ABS with BAS, ESP with acceleration skid control, ISOFIX anchorage points, Bluetooth hands-free system.
18" AMG bi-colour alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling, agility control sports suspension, speed-sensitive steering, rain-sensing wipers, attention assist, radio/CD player, USB and AUX connectivity, Parktronic with Parking Guidance, AMG spoiler, automatic climate control, ABS with BAS, ESP with acceleration skid control, ISOFIX anchorage points, Bluetooth hands-free system.