The Mercedes C-Class looks swish and the diesels are very fuel efficient. There are roomier and more comfortable rivals, thoughget the best price
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 costs so much more than the entry-level trim, though, Sport is hard to justify.
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.