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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

8/10
Overall verdict

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

£28,695£76,513

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Merc decides the best way to take on the 3 Series is with an S-Class mini-me. It's right

While Mercedes says this particularly C-Class is almost 50 per cent new, the car itself has changed little. It remains the most comfy and composed small saloon on sale, with even more refinement, tech and luxury inside to galvanise its position as a cut-price, scale-model S-Class.

The downside of that is a chassis you could (perhaps cruelly) accuse of being a bit boring, but unlike an Audi A4, the C-Class is at least rear-wheel drive as standard, and there’s always the C43 AMG if you crave a bit more excitement.

It’s never anything less (or more) than unstressed and unruffled to drive, creating surely the most relaxing driving experience in its class. For many, that will be exactly what they’re looking for.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Mercedes-Benz

C200 SE 4dr Auto

£29,740
N/A
53mpg
7.30s
184bhp
123g/km
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