The Mercedes C-Class looks swish and the diesels are very fuel efficient. There are roomier and more comfortable rivals, thoughread the full model review
The sporty AMG range – including the C43 and upcoming C63 and C63 S – features appropriately aggressive bodystyling, artificial leather on the dashboard, lots of red stitching, red seatbelts, a bespoke steering wheel and, if you choose the Premium pack, a bespoke digital dashboard display.
Engine:C43 4Matic Premium
This 3.0-litre V6 with not one but two turbochargers is colossally punchy low down, but still delivers exhilarating performance right to the redline. Yet, despite its 385bhp power output, it isn’t as thirsty as you might think. It sounds terrific, too.