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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe review

Cost & verdict
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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Given how well equipped it is, the C-Class Coupé arguably represents better value than its nemesis, the BMW 4 Series. There’s only one standard trim level, AMG Line (AMG models are stand-alone ‘trims’), and it comes with alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, a reversing camera, faux-leather upholstery, automatic emergency braking and infotainment kit such as sat-nav and a DAB radio.

Opt for a 220d and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how kind it is to your wallet. You’ll be able to achieve real-world fuel economy of more than 50mpg without trying too hard and it attracts a reasonable 29% benefit-in-kind rate for company car buyers, assuming you don’t opt for four-wheel drive. However, servicing tends to be a bit more expensive than it is on most rivals.

A three-year, 60,000-mile warranty is standard, but Mercedes came a disappointing 26th out of 31 manufacturers tested (on overall reliability of cars more than three years old) in our latest reliability survey.

Don’t expect particularly low running costs from the AMG models, especially the 4.0-litre V8 C63 and C63 S. However, their claimed average fuel economy and emissions are still better than the Audi RS5.

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Verdict

The Mercedes C-Class Coupé is good to drive and and well-equipped alternative to the Audi A5. However, it isn't as comfortable as its key German rival nor quite as practical.

  • Comfortable on air suspension
  • Well-judged ride and handling
  • Smart-looking interior
  • Petrol C300 is lacklustre
  • Lazy-shifting gearboxes
Trims
There are 3 trims available for the C-Class coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
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AMG Line
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