The car: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C220 Bluetec Sport Premium Plus Saloon
Run by: Alex Robbins, Used Cars Editor
Why it’s here: It’s one of the best-selling used executive cars, so we want to find out what all the fuss is about – and whether buying a two-year-old example is a worthwhile alternative to a newer car from a less upmarket brand.
Needs to: Cosset through city traffic jams and motorway snarl-ups during the week, and smooth away the miles on longer weekend trips.
Price when new £35,655 Price on arrival £24,270 Approx value now £20,000 Mileage on arrival 7998 Mileage now 18,718 Test fuel economy 55.6mpg Official fuel economy 68.9mpg
Prices based on a car with Premium Plus pack but no further optional extras
7 March 2018 – an alpine adventure
As you might remember from last month’s update, the C-Class had been away having one of Mercedes’ own roof boxes and a set of winter tyres fitted ahead of its big trip to Austria. The former was fitted because I suspected four peoples’ luggage for a ski holiday wouldn’t quite fit in the boot, and as we loaded the car early on a cold winter Saturday morning, I discovered I was right. In fact, I was surprised by how much we did manage to get in there, but in the end, two large hold-alls and a cool box of food were stashed overhead.
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