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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014–)

Last updated 16 July 2019

 
5
Much improved interior quality. More refined and better to drive than predecessor. Facelift diesels get new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engines.
C220 CDI 2143cc with automatic gearbox is disappointing. Surprising quality issues with pre-facelift models.
Updated 16 July 2019

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Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is arguably even more desirable than rivals including the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Jaguar XE. As well as sleek looks that echo the S-Class, the S-Class is based on a new platform with more interior space than the old model, especially for rear seat passengers.

The latest C-Class gets a totally new layout with a minimalist design dominated by a large one-piece centre console. Not only is it very stylish but it now feels every inch the premium car it should be. Mercedes-Benz likens the cabin as 'akin to the uplifting feeling of being upgraded from economy to business class on an aeroplane' and we certainly can't argue with that.

Where the C-Class really shines is in terms of refinement and comfort; it's incredibly quiet and cossetting on the move, with a superb ride, helped by a new suspension set up. Even AMG Line models with sports suspension and larger alloys are impressively comfortable. At motorway speeds the C-Class is a joy with barely any wind or road noise. It makes it an ideal long distance car.

Not that this comes at the expense of handling. The C-Class has a new steering system which offers much better feel than previously along with more weight. Add this to a new six-speed manual gearbox and the C-Class is a revelation compared to its predecessor helped by good body control and impressive agility.

Finally the C-Class is the premium saloon it's always promised to be and the famous three-pointed star has a car good enough in all departments to rival the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. It's also well equipped as standard with all cars coming with DAB, Artico leather, a reversing camera, collision prevention assist and a media interface.

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Owners' reviews

3
Not what Mercedes used to be.
3
comfortabley underwhelming and farty speakers
5
Comfortable quiet car
4
Great Looking Car
2
Good looking and drives well, but amazingly unreliable
5
brilliant
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