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Mercedes C CLASS C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Executive SE Auto
  • 2012 (62)
  • Diesel
  • 32,900 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C CLASS C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Executive SE Auto
  • 2012 (12)
  • Diesel
  • 60,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C250d AMG Line
  • 2015 (65)
  • Diesel
  • 4,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C63 AMG Sport Edition 125
was £36,989
  • 2012 (12)
  • Petrol
  • 25,875 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition
was £999,999
  • 2015 (15)
  • Diesel
  • 6,617 miles
  • Automatic with Tiptr
Mercedes C200 SE
was £999,999
  • 2015 (65)
  • Petrol
  • 2,600 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport Plus
was £20,989
  • 2013 (13)
  • Diesel
  • 48,427 miles
  • Automatic with Tiptr
Mercedes C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Executive SE
was £16,989
  • 2012 (62)
  • Diesel
  • 25,138 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY SE Edition 125
  • 2011 (61)
  • Petrol
  • 26,794 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C350 CDI Elegance
  • 2010 (59)
  • Diesel
  • 29,100 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY SE Edition 125
  • 2011 (61)
  • Diesel
  • 49,104 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class C220 CDI Classic automatic
was £2,995
  • 2000
  • Diesel
  • 63,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class 2.1 C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport Edition 125 4dr
was £13,890
  • 2011 (61)
  • Diesel
  • 43,000 miles
  • Manual
Mercedes C220 CDI SPORT Diesel Auto
  • 2007 (57)
  • Diesel
  • 63,850 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class 2.1 C220 CDI Sport 4dr SERVICE BILLS, LONG MOT
was £8,995
  • 2009 (09)
  • Diesel
  • 90,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class 3.0 C280 Elegance 7G-Tronic 4dr
was £7,495
  • 2008 (08)
  • Petrol
  • 70,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class 2.1 C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport 7G-Tronic Plus 2dr
was £17,295
  • 2012 (12)
  • Diesel
  • 25,000 miles
  • Automatic
Mercedes C Class 1.8 C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport 7G-Tronic 4dr
was £14,995
  • 2012 (12)
  • Petrol
  • 28,000 miles
  • Automatic

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Mercedes C Class

Used Mercedes C Class

AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Mercedes C Class cars on the market. You can also browse Mercedes dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Mercedes C Class on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.

Expert Opinion

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.

Key Facts

New Price

£26,100 - £56,900

AA Cars Average



20.6 - 68.9

CO2 (g/km)

109 - 326

Tax Band

B - M

Noise Level

67.0 - 75.0

Rating 4.5/5

Mercedes C Class Back to top

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.

Why buy a used C Class? Back to top

The Mercedes C Class range is refined and luxurious.

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.

C Class updates Back to top

Mercedes C Class

The C Class was launched to offer smaller Mercedes option than the existing E Class and S Class and SL Class.

Here's a short history of the Mercedes C Class, starting from its launch in 1993.

  • The 202 series Mercedes was launched in 1993, and was the first 'C Class' labelled range from the manufacturer. A slightly larger and more luxurious car than the Mercedes 190, it was part of a range which was designed to compete in a more compact class than the E Class, S Class and SL Class.
  • The first generation C Class was the very first passenger car to feature four-valve diesel engines, something still offered today.
  • In 2000 the second generation C Class was launched. This model came with many of the same engine options that its predecessor offered, but featured a sportier look and an improved safety rating.
  • That same year a coupé version of the C Class (CL 203) was launched, following the car's new sporty direction.
  • The W 204 C Class was introduced early in 2007. Slightly larger than the models coming before it, it was offered with four different trim options - AMG, Avantgarde, Classic and Elegance.
  • In 2007 the W204 C Class was named Top Gear Magazine's Executive Car of the Year, as well as Car of the Year by Wheels Magazine in Australia.
  • The C Class was given a facelift and redesign in 2011, featuring stop/start systems in order to improve efficiency.
  • Another redesign was carried out in 2013. The new models came with BlueEfficiency features to improve its economy, and a few aesthetic tweaks.

Which used C Class should I buy? Back to top

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.

Mercedes C Class Executive SE

Executive SE

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.

Mercedes C Class AMG Sport

AMG Sport

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.

Mercedes C Class AMG Sport Plus

AMG Sport Plus

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.

What should I look for when buying a used C Class? Back to top

The C Class shares its manufacturer's reputation for reliability, but make sure you carry out a thorough check of your vehicle to get the most for you money.

What to look for in a Mercedes C Class
  • Inspect the exterior of the car for any signs of rust of corrosion, especially on and around the wheels - there have been complaints about corrosion on alloys in the past.
  • There have been reports of problems with the head gasket in the C Class. Check for any signs of oil dripping down the side of the engine, which could be a sign that the head gasket needs to be replaced.
  • Some C Classes have suffered from premature timing chain sprocket wear. Have a look under the bonnet for any noticeable wear, and when out on the road listen for any noises coming from the front of the engine, or from the car idling roughly.
  • Listen out for any noises or crashes coming from the car when driving over bumps as this could be a sign that the suspension might need replacing.
  • Electrical systems in the C Class have been known to fail. Check that all electrics are in working order, including the radio, windows and air conditioning.
  • C Classes have been known to be victims of clocking - where the car's mileage readout is reduced - so be wary of any very low reading. Make sure to look over the car's paperwork to see that there are no inconsistencies.
  • Well-built and reliable, C Classes are a good investment and offer good value for money. If you make sure to look out for some of these common faults you should be able to find one that will run for years.

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