Mercedes C-Class saloon front three-quarter driving

Mercedes-Benz C-Class review

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These days, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a seriously tough job on its hands. Not only are the brutes it has always battled with – the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series – still digging at its ribs, but now the Jaguar XE has entered the fray as well. But that’s not the end of it, because you have to also consider the Audi A3 Saloon and the cheaper versions of the BMW 5 Series, as well as the non-premium competitors that can offer more for less, the Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb being good examples. That’s a whole platoon of worthy rivals.

However, the C-Class fights back with an affordable mild hybrid alternative to diesel power. This uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine, badged C200, that is bolstered by the addition of not only a turbocharger but also a small electric motor. There are also more performance-orientated petrol engines and plenty of diesel options for high-mileage drivers.

Read on to find out all you need to know if you're considering a C-Class, including which engine, trim and options to choose.

And if you decide it’s the car for you, you can even buy one for the best price via our New Car Buying service.

 

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Trims
There are 5 trims available for the C-Class saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
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Entry-level trim is well equipped, with sat-nav, cruise control, climate control, heate...View trim
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£27,703
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Sport
This trim gives you larger alloy wheels, sports seats and lowered suspension. You can a...View trim
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£29,180
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AMG Line
Based on Sport, this trim brings stiffer suspension, even sportier seats, more aggressi...View trim
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£30,518
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AMG
The sporty AMG range – including the C43 and upcoming C63 and C63 S – features appropri...View trim
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£48,559
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AMG S
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£72,070
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