Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate review

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
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13 Sep 2016 10:43 | Last updated: 10 Oct 2018 14:01

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Mercedes-Benz has traditionally made estates that provided classless transport for the discerning individual. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate continues the tradition, and is the company's entry-level player in the luxury load-lugging sector. The car’s closest competitors are its fellow Germans, the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Audi A4 Avant, as well as Sweden's entry, the Volvo V60

The C-Class was facelifted in 2018, with a bunch of new technical highlights added along with some new engines to keep it fresh. The latter means lots of choice, including diesel, petrol or hybrid power, all operating though a nine-speed automatic gearbox with the availability of rear- or four-wheel drive.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines. And when you've decided on you next new car, head to our deals page to find out how much we can save you.

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There are 12 trims available for the C-Class estate. Click to see details.See all versions
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SE
Entry-level trim is well equipped, with sat-nav, cruise control, climate control, heated front seats, artificial leather seats and automatic headlights and wipers all standard. As a result, it’s th...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£27,084
Average Saving £3,156
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SE Executive Edition
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£28,240
Average Saving £3,295
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Sport
This trim gives you larger alloy wheels, sports seats and lowered suspension. You can also specify the optional Premium or Premium Plus packages – something you can’t do with SE. Given that it cost...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Petrol
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£28,864
Average Saving £3,371
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OUR PICK
SE
Entry-level trim is well equipped, with sat-nav, cruise control, climate control, heated front seats, artificial leather seats and automatic headlights and wipers all standard. As a result, it’s th...View trim
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£29,179
Average Saving £2,541
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AMG Line
Based on Sport, this trim brings stiffer suspension, even sportier seats, more aggressive bodystyling and even larger wheels. You also get some smart open-grain wood inserts that rather lift the in...View trim
Fuel Diesel/Electric Hybrid, Diesel, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Petrol
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£30,239
Average Saving £3,531
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Sport
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£30,693
Average Saving £2,677
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AMG Line
Based on Sport, this trim brings stiffer suspension, even sportier seats, more aggressive bodystyling and even larger wheels. You also get some smart open-grain wood inserts that rather lift the in...View trim
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£32,065
Average Saving £2,800
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Nightfall Edition
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£37,880
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AMG
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 and extreme C63 and C63 S get large alloy wheels as standard, plus a full AMG bodykit, AMG sports seats, a flat-bottomed performance steering wheel and nappa leather upholster...View trim
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£45,012
Average Saving £2,048
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AMG
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£49,530
Average Saving £1,345
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AMG S
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£65,234
Average Saving £5,131
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AMG S
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£73,272
Average Saving £3,336
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