What used Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate?
The smaller supercharged petrols give an average of between 39.8mpg and 38.7mpg. However, the V6 models are noticeably worse, ranging from 30.4mpg down to 28.5mpg. Diesels fare far better, starting at 49.6mpg and dropping to a respectable 38.7mpg for the most powerful. The C02 emissions from the diesels are also better, especially the smallest engine which emits 149g/km.
In early 2008 Mercedes released the Blue-efficiency versions of the smallest petrol and diesel engines. These noticeably improved fuel economy, with the C180K giving 42.8mpg and the C200 CDI 55.4mpg. CO2 emissions were also improved. These cars are worth looking for, but attract a premium.
Servicing costs for this type of car are never going to be cheap, but the C-Class is on a par with other compact executives.