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For The C-Class has a seriously classy cabin, while low CO2 emissions bring attractive company car tax bills. You get plenty of standard equipment, too.

Against None of the engines is particularly refined, and you need to add the optional air suspension to make the C-Class ride and handle well.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon
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The Mercedes C-Class is comfortable, classy and good to drive – as long as you pick the right version.

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There are 9 Mercedes-Benz C-Class versions available

Saloon C200 SE 4dr £26,855
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C200 Sport 4dr £28,850
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C220 Bluetec SE 4dr £29,365
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C200 AMG Line 4dr £30,345
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C220 Bluetec Sport 4dr £31,360
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C250 Bluetec SE 4dr £32,020
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C220 Bluetec AMG Line 4dr £32,855
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C250 Bluetec Sport 4dr £34,015
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon C250 Bluetec AMG Line 4dr £35,510
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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The Mercedes C-Class has an awful lot going for it. It’s well equipped, reasonably practical and has a classier interior than any other similarly sized executive car.

It’s even comparatively cheap to run for company car drivers, because the low CO2 emissions offset the fact it costs slightly more than an equivalent BMW 3 Series.

It’s just a shame you have to spend extra on air suspension to make the C-Class drive as well as you’d expect. Without this pricey option, it simply doesn’t ride or handle with the same sophistication as the best executive cars. That said, you can level the same criticism at the BMW 3 Series, to which you need to add adaptive M Sport suspension to see it in its best light.

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