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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz C-Class

£28,490£69,985
8/10
Overall verdict
Confident effort, free from old-school Stuttgart smugness, but not trying to ape the 3-series either.
 

For: 

Comfort, solidity, dynamic consistency, easy to use tech

Against: 

Affordable if you're canny, but not cheap

Overview

What is it?

An all-new iteration of the Stuttgart staple. Formerly, the Mercedes C-Class looked a bit conservative, but aimed (and didn’t quite succeed) in matching the way a 3-Series drives. The new one is styled more elegantly, but feels aimed less at hooning about and more at proceeding in great comfort, safety and refinement. Tech includes optional adaptively damped air suspension, a first among its rivals. It feels like a smaller Merc S-Class, and that’s a very good thing.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
C63 S 4dr Auto
4.0s 192g/km 34.5 510 £67,390
The cheapest
C200 SE 4dr
7.5s 123g/km 53.3 184 £28,490
The greenest
C350e 4dr Auto
5.9s 48g/km 134.5 275 £37,875
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