The Mercedes C-Class looks swish and the diesels are very fuel efficient. There are roomier and more comfortable rivals, thoughget the best price
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 the one we’d choose.
Engine: C220d 4Matic
This 191bhp diesel engine is our favourite in the range. It delivers its best performance low down, right where you need it, yet also returns impressive fuel efficiency. True, it’s quite noisy when it’s pushed hard, but it settles down when you’re just cruising along.