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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe (2001–2008)

Last updated 25 August 2016

Length 4343 mm
Width 1728 mm
Height 1406 mm
Wheelbase 2715 mm
Boot Space 310–1100 L

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All the C Class Sports Coupes are very well equipped with a long list of standard goodies. These include MB Assyst service indicator, adaptive front airbags, side airbags, ABS, Automatic Child Seat Recognition, air conditioning, Brake Assist, electric reverse kerb view door mirrors, ESP, 2/3 split-folding rear seats, outside temperature gauge, Speedtronic cruise control, and multi-adjustable seats and steering wheel. There is only one trim level, with optional Evolution and AMG Evolution equipment packages, and a long list of optional extras including a Panoramic Glass Sliding Sunroof that turns most of the top into glass.

My main criticism of the car has to be its 'integrated rear spoiler' which apparently does a great job to promote downforce on the back, but splits the rear window horizontally like that of an Audi A2, making it very hard to see at a glance exactly what's going on behind. And I also have to have a go at the foot operated parking brake, which is fine in an automatic when you can left-foot brake anyway, but almost impossible to use in a manual in steep and tight conditions.

But don't let that put you off. If you're after a prestigious coupe that's also good to drive, Mercedes now offers you one. BMW, Audi, Peugeot's 406 coupe and posher VW sales are likely to suffer as a result.

List Price from £28,960
Buy new from £22,240
Contract hire from £251.09 per month

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