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For The C-Class Estate has a seriously classy cabin, while low CO2 emissions mean attractive company car tax bills. You get plenty of kit, too – even a powered tailgate comes as standard.

Against None of the engines is particularly refined, and you need to add the optional air suspension to make the C-Class ride well at high speeds. The boot isn’t huge, either.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
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The Mercedes C-Class Estate is a good estate, but not one of the very best.

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There are 14 Mercedes-Benz C-Class versions available

Estate C200 SE 5dr £28,055
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Estate C200 Bluetec SE 5dr £29,770
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Estate C200 Sport 5dr £30,050
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Estate C220 Bluetec SE 5dr £30,565
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Estate C200 AMG Line 5dr £31,675
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Estate C200 Bluetec Sport 5dr £31,765
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Estate C220 Bluetec Sport 5dr £32,560
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Estate C250 Bluetec SE 5dr £33,220
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Estate C200 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr £33,260
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Estate C220 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr £34,055
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Estate C250 Bluetec Sport 5dr £35,215
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Estate C250 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr £36,710
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Estate C63 AMG 5dr £60,995 TBA
Estate C63 AMG S 5dr £67,745 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There are certainly more practical estates available for this sort of money, so if a big boot is your priority, then you’re better off looking at larger executive models such as the BMW 5 Series or Audi A6 Avant.

If you’re willing to trade outright boot space for more compact dimensions, however, the C-Class has plenty going for it. It’s well equipped and has a seriously plush cabin, while the standard powered tailgate and the simple way the rear seats fold down help make up for its average-sized boot.

The trouble is, an equivalent BMW 3 Series Touring is better to drive, just as spacious and costs significantly less to buy – and that’s before you’ve added air suspension to the C-Class, which you’ll want to do. In automatic form, the BMW also emits less CO2, making it cheaper to run as a company car.

In the end, then, as with the C-Class saloon, this estate version lags just behind its key rivals.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate C220 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr

I recently took delivery of my C220 AMG Line estate, with optional 19" multi-spoke alloys, privacy glass and cranberry red leather interior. The…

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