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Mercedes-Benz C-class

The new Mercedes-Benz C-class is bigger than the previous model

Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
C200 CDI 136 hp 6.1 l/100km Diesel 10.4 s 215 km/h
C180 K 156 hp 7.8 l/100km Petrol 9.5 s 223 km/h
C220 CDI 170 hp 6.1 l/100km Diesel 8.5 s 229 km/h
C200 K 184 hp 7.9 l/100km Petrol 8.6 s 235 km/h
C230 K 204 hp 9.6 l/100km Petrol 8.4 s 240 km/h
C320 CDI 224 hp 7.2 l/100km Diesel 7.7 s 250 km/h
C280 231 hp 9.4 l/100km Petrol 7.3 s 250 km/h
C350 272 hp 9.7 l/100km Petrol 6.4 s 250 km/h

Body type Sedan
Number of doors 4
Number of seats 5
Engine position Front
Driven wheels Rear
Length 4 581 mm
Width 1 770 mm
Height 1 447 mm
Wheelbase 2 760 mm
Ground clearance ?
Weight (normal) 1 585 kg
Weight (max) 2 070 kg
Boot space (min) 475 l
Boot space (max) 475 l
Fuel capacity 66 l


   The Mercedes-Benz C-class is produced since 2007. It is available as a sedan.

   The new C-class comes with a wide range of engines, including a mix of old and new units. There is an increase in weight with the new model, while some older engines were uprated. The most reasonable buy is the C220 turbodiesel, which has enough urge and is also fuel efficient. The hottest C350 V6 petrol has plenty of punch and will put to same a number of sports car. There is a choice of a 6-speed manual or 5- or 7-speed automatic gearboxes.

   The new Mercedes-Benz C-class is more satisfying to drive than the previous model. It has a stiffer body, while the engine is located further back for a better body balance. The new C-class comes with a new suspension which made it more comfortable to ride, while the handling is sharper. The sportier models are available with a sports suspension package.

   The cabin is well insulated, but some noises are still present. Some wind rustles around the door mirrors are heard at the motorway speed, while some road noise is present on coarse surface, however it's not too excessive.

   The new Mercedes-Benz C-class will hold it's value well - just as well as it's predecessor did. Improved engines are more fuel efficient, while their power was slightly increased. It's mechanics is perfectly engineered, so there should be no concerns about reliability. Test cars went over 20 million kilometers of testing.

   Inside the car build quality seems excellent. The only disappointment is a shiny-looking dash plastic. The new Mercedes-Benz S-class has a central rotary control and screen, previously found with the luxury S-class. It gives an access to most of the hi-tech goodies, but takes time to get used to. Switchgear is logically arranged and easy to operate.

   The new Mercedes-Benz C-class has a nice fully-adjustable driving position with plenty of room for the driver. Furthermore the new C-class is longer and wider than the previous model, and the rear passengers benefit most from this increase in size. There is more than enough head- and legroom even for taller passengers. The boot also became larger and is well shaped.

   The new Mercedes-Benz C-class comes with seven airbags. There is even a drivers knee 'bag fitted as standard. Stability control and uprated anti-lock brakes are also fitted as standard.

   The new C-class is offered in three trim levels - SE, Elegance and Sport, while all of them have at least the same level of equipment as the previous model.


   Advantages: Fast, spacious and classy. Plenty of models to suit every taste.

   Disadvantages: Shiny and cheap-looking dash plastics. Some wind noise is present.

   Verdict: The new C-class is bigger in size and perfection.

   Also consider: Audi A4, BMW 3-series.


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