Deal of the day: Mercedes C-Class

  •  Nearly £4000 off brand new model
  •  Sport version is our best buy
  •  Group B tax band and over 65mpg

We scour the internet broker sites to bring you big discounts on new cars every week. The brokers work with UK main dealers to offer these savings on the latest models.

The car: Mercedes C220 Bluetec Sport Auto
The saving: £3863
The discounted price: £28,997
The broker: Carfile.net

For
The Mercedes C-Class is a brand new model, and from the versions we have driven so far, we rate the C220 Sport as our pick of the range.

The fresh exterior is complemented by a classy cabin, with lots of high-grade surfaces and design flair to help justify the premium price.

On the road, the C220’s diesel engine performs well with good pick-up from low revs and it pulls strongly past 4000rpm. With the optional Airmatic air suspension fitted, the C-Class also rides well, while the Sport mode sharpens up the handling to make it enjoyable to drive on twisty country lanes

If you're a company car driver you will appreciate the low 16% tax band, while business and private buyers alike will welcome the 65.7mpg average fuel economy.

Safety kit is also impressive, with seven airbags and a collision avoidance system fitted as standard.

Against
Unless you add the air suspension, the C-Class suffers from too much body roll in the corners and a poor ride on pockmarked surfaces. The gruff sounding four-cylinder engine doesn’t do anything to help matters, nor the intrusive wind noise when travelling at speed.

Should I add any options?
The Sport model comes with sat-nav, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front sport seats, LED headlights, Parktronic and Active Park Assist, which will locate a suitable parking space and help to guide the car into it.

Options to look at include the Airmatic suspension, which will set you back £895, but is worth every penny. For £1595 you can also specify the Premium Package, which adds keyless entry and start, electric memory front seats, LED interior lighting and a panoramic glass sunroof, but be aware that this last item does limit rear headroom.

What next?
To take advantage of this deal, head to Carfile.net and select the Mercedes C-Class from the drop-down menus.

By John Howell

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