Car Reviews MercedesBenz CClass C220 CDI SE saloon The AA

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Reassuring safety package Strongly benchmark E-Class Sophisticated Polished engine range

When driving it can feel remote at times Cheaper have less hard on show Sometimes awkward to boot lid Crowded market tough competition

Recent have seen Mercedes’ matched, by the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. The C-Class aims to re-establish the pre-eminence and largely succeeds. this is essentially a revision and not the improved refinement, additional technology and cleaner, more engines combine to form an package.

Not everyone can afford an so Mercedes has made the C-Class essentially a smaller, cheaper From some angles it looks like an E-Class, it a bit like an E-Class and from the seat it even feels an E-Class. Indeed the car itself has in size and the wheelbase is less 10cm shorter than the saloon.

This revised car displays the quality feel that any buyer has a right to expect. neither the proliferation of buttons and that you encounter in some nor the pared-down minimalism of a modern Previous owners will at home, and new owners will that the car is contemporary enough to modern tastes.

Available a range of improved engines, the economy and low emissions of the diesels make them the smart among business users. petrol units are renowned for smoothness and still have of adherents. They’re also but not at the expense of performance.

On the road C-Class might lack the edge of an Audi or BMW, but variants cleverly balance with comfort. The car’s seat controls remain a trademark and are far easier to adjust under-seat controls. Once found your comfort the miles slide by effortlessly and again it feels as if you’re in a E-Class.

Our verdict on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class CDI SE saloon

For drivers who pound the or prefer to take it easy, the will be a fine choice. A might get you more for your but the three-pointed star still to be worth paying a premium The almost uniform quality throughout the vehicle shows Mercedes has lost none of its to blend refinement with an driving experience.

The promised low costs and greater choice of safety kit are also welcome.


It’s easy to add to the list price by cutting on the options list, but careful selection should ensure most of what you want as standard. Opting for diesel could cut your tax and fuel but the increasingly efficient petrol shouldn’t be dismissed.

Space and

There’s no doubt that space is great in front and is pretty good in the rear Bootspace is even better and capable of swallowing even the oversized golf bags. oddment storage areas are located, too.

Controls and


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Car safety

has made a concerted effort to a comprehensive package for the C-Class. The of crash-responsive head restraints and airbags is welcome, but many key features can only be had at extra most notably the various systems such as the auto function. It’s good they are available on a relatively luxury car, though.

Driver appeal


The car’s might be a little too light for drivers, but it’s otherwise a for the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Sport boast a more direct and the various engines — and diesel — are willing and Even the standard fit manual is impressive, which was never the case in the past.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

In some ways, opting for a can be a predictable choice. The C-Class can about justify its asking but it won’t necessarily make you out from the crowd. It is — and so is the expanding line-up — a better and more polished than one from a decade


This is probably one of the accessible saloons, certainly so than BMW’s 3 Series. The of such saloons means the door aperture remains a one, while access to the load space is straightforward.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

The car’s entertainment is a combination of familiar items elsewhere in the Mercedes line-up. One is the switch from a retractable to one fixed lower down in the You’ll have to pay extra for the sophisticated add-ons.

Of particular is the voice recognition system, the easy to use navigation function.

On the road the C-Class is a polished

Colours and trim

Mercedes has its offerings into two distinct traditional Elegance and modern Sport models have slats and a huge grille like the SLK, while has a modern take on the old-fashioned grille. It goes without that dark exterior work best.



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