Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate Road Test

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Mercedes Benz C-Class Review

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Recently Mercedes Benz has come in for some build quality criticism but the C-Class was well put together with good panel fits, paint finish and appropriately trimmed, albeit with optional leather.

What We Disliked
  • Optional Satellite Navigation lacks full post code search (£1995 option).
What We'd Like To See
  • Some of the extras should be standard, such as Xenon Headlights.
Build Quality

Recently Mercedes Benz has come in for some build quality criticism but the C-Class was well put together with good panel fits, paint finish and appropriately trimmed, albeit with optional leather.

Value For Money

There is no doubt that the Mercedes Benz C-Class is a premium estate car, sensible options adds £3-4,000  to the base price. We would want a leather interior (£1,295) Satellite Navigation (£1995) and Xenon lights (£725)  it wouldn’t be hard to add to this list either. Of course these extras would make the C-Class far more desirable on the used car market when you come to change the car.

There are far cheaper estate cars on the market that would include the extras as standard, such as the new Mazda6 Estate but of course they do not have the build quality or kudos of the C-Class.


Conclusion

The Mercedes Benz C220 Class Estate Sport is a well executed premium sporting estate, offering more than adequate performance and fuel consumption with excellent handling characteristics.

The only caveat is that is it quite expensive but predicted high resale values, should make the C-Class less expensive to run than some its rivals.

Overall we really liked the C-Class Estate Sport, it is a well engineered estate car in a family friendly package.

2 February 2009 Melanie Carter
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Mercedes Benz C-Class Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMercedes Benz C-Class Estate 220 CDI
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourFire Opal
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.5 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic Gearbox
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban36.2 mpg
Extra Urban58.9 mpg
Combined47.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group14E
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 Years / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 02/02/09)£29,014.67

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