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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

(2014 - present)

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a medium-sized saloon and estate model. The current generation was launched in 2014 and was updated in 2018. The current C-Class is the latest in a long line of premium smaller saloons from Mercedes-Benz.

The C-Class is also available in coupé and convertible body styles, and there are high-performance models from Mercedes-AMG. We are currently building separate pages for all these versions, so check back soon.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received generally good scores from across the UK media, although its Expert Rating has fallen behind the Audi A4 and Volvo S60/V60 twins in recent months, and is well down on the class-leading BMW 3 Series. It is particularly praised for its interior design and comfort, although the BMW 3 Series remains a better car for keen drivers.

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Body style: Mid-sized saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, hybrid
Price: From £30,520 on-road

Launched: Summer 2014
Last updated: Autumn 2018
Replacement due: approx. 2022

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Honest John

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2014

92%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

77%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

70%

SAFETY ASSIST

ECO RATING

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: C 220d 4Matic diesel automatic
Date tested: July 2019

10 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

5.3 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Please note that the above rating only applies to the Mercedes-Benz C 220d 2.0-litre diesel automatic with 4Matic all-wheel drive. Other engines and gearboxes have not yet been tested, so check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Compact Premium Car of the Year

2018

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Compact Executive Car
  • Honest John Awards – Compact Premium Car of the Year
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Company Car

2017

  • BusinessCar Awards – Best Premium Car
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Self-Parking Car

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