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

Overall verdict
Confident effort, free from old-school Stuttgart smugness, but not trying to ape the 3-series either.


Comfort, solidity, dynamic consistency, easy to use tech


Affordable if you're canny, but not cheap


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.

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