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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    5 out of 5 stars

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (14-) Estate
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  • C220 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr

    Andrew Barber , Suffolk . Date: 15/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

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    I recently took delivery of my C220 AMG Line estate, with optional 19" multi-spoke alloys, privacy glass and cranberry red leather interior. The cabin finish is top-notch and far better than the 3-series Touring which I've also owned. Getting comfy in the heated seats with electrical adjustment is easy, and the dashboard is very tidy and uncluttered, with smart materials everywhere . I'm still getting to grips with the infotainment system, but I've found the sat nav can take you on a bit of an odd route, and I'm yet to find some of the route options you might find on a TomTom. The boot is a good size, with a low lip and folding down the rear seats is easy. Having owned a 3-series and more recently a Golf GT, the ride and handling is not as good as either but in a straight line, the ride is smooth. Fast B-roads show the car's handling to be less inspiring and fast dashes across roundabouts can result in understeer. That said, I've had no complaints from passengers, who have been full of praise for the car. On concrete motorways, road noise is an issue, but that's more to do with the optional alloys. Fuel economy on the first tank has been good - 60 litres took me just under 600 miles, but over time I expect this will improve. This has been achieved using the car's 'Comfort' setting, but Sport and Sport+ settings will not doubt see this fall. Overall, I'm enjoying ownership and the fact that at the moment the car is a lot less common than a 3-series Touring is a bo

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