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Mercedes Benz C Class (2011-15)

Overall Rating

4 stars

Mercedes C Class has proved a popular choice amongst car buyers, the chance to own a prestige car but it does get knocked as not being such a good ride as its rivals.

For
  • Seven-speed 7G-Tronic gearbox to all four-cylinder models
  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Increased efficiency
Against
  • Not as efficient as BMW 3-Series
  • Engines remain un-changed
  • Changes so subtle hard to see what they are
Road Test

Mercedes have refreshed the C Class range - on the outside their are subtle changes which only a true enthusiast would notice. Inside equipment has been upgraded with gadgets for the company car driver in mind. Available as spacious saloon or load-lugging estate the C CLass range is diverse with a wide choice for all, from then entry level C180 to the sporty AMG. Engines were upgraded in 2010 so lercedes have left the range except for adding the seven-speed 7G-Tronic gearbox to four-cylinder models adding to efficiency alongside BlueEfficiency and start-stop. Mercedes have previously been compared un-favourably on the drive to BMW so have worked hard to change this perception, the C Class is a great ride on the motorway it cruises but holds the road perfectly on back roads. Already popular the C Class has had some subtle changes, it is an excellent saloon and the changes enhance this. Engines are efficient especially the diesels although fall short against rivals on mpg and CO2. A popular company car choice with the added benefit of being a premium family saloon.

Need To Know

Best Models: C220 CDI BlueEfficiency


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Mercedes Benz C Class (2011-15)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

5 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

4 stars

Running Costs

3 stars

Value for Money

3 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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