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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Engines
There are 9 engines available for the C-Class saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
C180
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual, Semi-auto
0-62 MPH8.2 secs
MPG44.1-47.9
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£27,703
Average Saving £3,142
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C200 9G-Tronic
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.7 secs
MPG43.5-47.1
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£30,084
Average Saving £3,421
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C200d
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Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH7.9 secs
MPG64.2-68.9
What Car? Target Price from
£30,187
Average Saving £3,434
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OUR PICK
C220d 9G-Tronic
This 191bhp diesel engine is our favourite in the range. It delivers its best performan...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH6.9 secs
MPG57.7-64.2
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£32,330
Average Saving £3,685
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C300 9G-Tronic
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH5.9 secs
MPG42.2-43.5
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£34,341
Average Saving £3,884
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C300d 9G-Tronic
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Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH5.8 secs
MPG53.3-57.7
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£36,089
Average Saving £4,126
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C43 4Matic 9G-Tronic
This 3.0-litre V6 with not one but two turbochargers is colossally punchy low down, but...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH4.7 secs
MPG30.4-30.4
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£48,559
Average Saving £1,441
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C63 9G-Tronic
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH4.1 secs
MPG28.5-28.5
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£63,540
Average Saving £3,214
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C63 S 9G-Tronic
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH4 secs
MPG28.5-28.5
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£72,070
Average Saving £3,663
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