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Brand New 69 Plate Mercedes-Benz C Class C180 SE 4dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Audio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree functionCollision prevention assist plus
Colour display - 10.25" colour display screenCruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Direct steer speed sensitive steeringDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Instrument cluster with two tube design round dials and 5.5" TFT multifuction displayMercedes connect me
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Pre-wiring for SD navigation systemRemote boot release
Reversing cameraSD card satellite navigation system
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS) 

Entertainment

2 USB ports in centre consoleDAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakersSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsElectric windows one touch open/close
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsGreen tinted glass
Halogen headlightsHeated windscreen washers
LED daytime running lightsLED Indicators
LED third brake lightPart LED tail light
Radiator grille with integral star and 2 louvres in matt iridium silverRadio aerial integrated into rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipersSide windows surround in matt black

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console3 spoke multi function leather steering wheel with perforated leather grip
40:20:40 split folding rear seatsArtico man-made leather gear lever gaiter
Artico man-made leather upholsteryAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black floor matsDual zone automatic climate control
Electric front seat height adjustmentFront and rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Gear lever with high gloss black insertHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated glovebox
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment 

Packs

Lighting pack - C classMirror pack - C Class
Seat comfort pack - C ClassStorage pack - C Class

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Black seat beltsChild proof door locks
Drivers knee airbagDrivers pelvis airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP with ASRFront passenger seat occupancy sensor
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserCentral locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Chrome surround electric key 

Technical

Agility control comfort suspensionPetrol Particulate Filter

Trim

Black high gloss trim 

Wheels

17" 5 twin spoke aero alloy wheels in SilverTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)138Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max170WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min146

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1595Compression Ratio10.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)73.7
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)37.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.1WLTP - MPG - Comb40.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max37.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High42.2WLTP - MPG - High47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low31WLTP - MPG - Medium39.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power156
Coin SeriesSEInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92NCAP Pedestrian Protection %84
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP156
Engine Power - KW115Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5300Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1200Top Speed140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/50 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1442Length4686
Wheelbase2840Width1810
Width (including mirrors)2020 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)41Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)455Max. Loading Weight580
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720Minimum Kerbweight1440
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes C-Class has sharpened up its act and in doing so has become a force to be reckoned with. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

This much improved version of the fourth generation Mercedes C-Class features a package of significant enhancements. The exterior revisions are subtle but inside there are important changes, including the option of a fully-digital instrument cluster. As previously, the core range is built around saloon and estate models and there are fresh entry-level petrol and diesel engine options. Plus the driving experience has been enhanced with the optional application of Mercedes' latest autonomous driving technology.

Background

This fourth generation '205' model series C-Class has delivered a stronger proposition with a greater focus than was the case with its predecessors. That's been necessary for two reasons. First, stronger competition in the mid-sized premium badged executive saloon and estate segment, not only from the usual suspects, BMW's 3 Series and Audi's A4, but also from cars like the Jaguar XE and the Lexus IS. Secondly, there's been the fact that Mercedes buyers have had an alternative to this car in the shape of the brand's similarly priced and comparably sized CLA four-door coupe. Since this MK4 model's original launch at the end of 2013, Mercedes has gradually broadened out the range, first with fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG performance derivatives, then with sleek Coupe and Cabriolet body styles. By early 2018 though, it was clear that a little more remedial work would be needed to keep this car competitive with the best of the opposition, hence the introduction of the heavily revised version we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

The C-Class has for some time been, and will continue to be, a car with a clear focus on comfort and refinement - at least in its mainstream guises anyway. It was the first model in this class to offer the option of air suspension, though most buyers stick with the standard steel springs. As before, across the range there's a standard 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system - and you can add to that with optional 'DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL' adaptive damping. All models come as standard with 9G-Tronic automatic transmssion, which now features nine speeds and buyers certainly aren't short of engine options, with most still likely to want a diesel. There's a base 160hp 1.5-litre unit in the C200d. But most buyers opt for the 2.0-litre 194hp unit on offer in the C220d variant, which offers the option of 4MATIC 4WD. The entry-level petrol unit in the base C180 is a 1.6-litre 156hp powerplant, but ideally you'd stretch to the more modern, much perkier 184hp 1.5-litre engine installed in the C200 which features the brand's latest 'EQ Boost' technology using a 48volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator. When accelerating, 'EQ Boost' system can assist the engine with an additional 14hp, bridging the brief moment until the turbocharger has built up its full charge pressure. 4MATIC 4WD is optional. Mercedes has also developed a 2.0-litre 258hp version of this petrol engine for the C300 derivative. Beyond that lie only the Mercedes-AMG high performance derivatives. The first of these, the 3.0-litre V6 C43 4MATIC, now puts out 390hp, 23hp more than before. Beyond that lies only the V8 C63 AMG model, with a 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine offering either 476 or 510hp.

Design and Build

You'd have to know the C-Class quite well - or be a Mercedes sales person - to immediately notice the exterior aesthetic changes made to this revised model. The design of the front and rear lights is defined by clear-lined contours. On both the saloon and the estate, the bumpers have been re-styled both front and rear and the sportier 'AMG Line'-trimmed models get a sleeker front apron and rear diffuser. Large wheels emphasise the rear and communicate a stylishly sporty character, while 'intelligent' Multi-Beam LED headlamps that adapt to toad conditions are now optional. Inside, the alterations are more obvious, with the introduction - as an option - of the fully digital instrument display already familiar from the brand's E-Class and S-Class models, complete with touch-sensitive steering wheel buttons. This is complemented by now-larger centre console screens that can be either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size, the latter format used for the top 'COMMAND' multi-media set-up that many customers will want. Otherwise, it's much as before, with a broad centre console swooping between the front occupants. In the back, rear seats space isn't especially generous but there's a very class-competitive 480-litres of boot space too. With the estate, the figure's 490-litres.

Market and Model

Prices haven't changed too much, as before sitting mainly in the £30,000 to £50,000 bracket. There are two main body styles, saloon and estate - plus coupe and cabriolet derivatives too. And for the four door and the station wagon, three trim levels, 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line' before you then get into the super-serious Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC and C63 high performance models. As for equipment, well that's more generous than it used to be. Media connectivity will be important to likely customers, so every C-Class comes as standard with an 'Audio 20' multimedia system featuring two USB ports, an SD card reader, Bluetooth connection and media interface. Many though will want to upgrade to the 10.25-inch 'COMAND Online' centre-dash screen that boasts fast 3D hard-disc navigation and access to a Concierge service that'll connect you through to help with every aspect of your journey. This can connect into a 12.3-inch digital cockpit display. There's now an optional wireless charger and an 'Energizing' comfort control system that links various interior functions to create a series of relaxing themes. Plus there are now two optional audio upgrade choices - a 9-speaker 225-watt set-up and the top Burmester surround sound system. Safety-wise, 'Active Brake Assist' autonomous braking is standard. And there's an optional 'Driving Assistance' package that delivers the 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' system enabling 'level 2' autonomous driving capability.

Cost of Ownership

The new 1.5-litre EQ Boost petrol engine fitted to the base C200 enables a useful improvement in efficiency to be possible, so don't automatically opt for a diesel this time round. It features a clever starter/alternator that during deceleration recuperates kinetic energy and charges the battery. For auto models, there's also a gliding mode that operates at cruising speeds, switching the engine off, before seamlessly re-starting it when you brush your foot against the throttle. And a 'recuperative brake with intelligent engine stop' function which also works when the vehicle is coasting. Mercedes says that internal friction is much reduced with this new four cylinder unit. It manages 53.3mpg on the combined cycle in a 2WD saloon model on standard wheels, while emitting 123g/km of CO2. As for the new 2.0-litre diesel engine fitted to the C220d, well it performs to the latest super-stringent Euro 6d-TEMP standard and uses a particularly efficient 'step recess' combustion process - named after the shape of the combustion case in the piston. Internal friction is also reduced here - by around 25% - and the engine's more compact, leading to significant efficiency benefits. A C220d saloon 2WD model on standard wheels manages up to 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 117g/km. What else might potential C-Class buyers need to know? Well maintenance costs will be kept down thanks to an ASSYST Plus service indicator on the dash that'll calculates precisely when a dealer visit might be needed. And residual values will be as high if not higher than anything else in the class.

Summary

Is this improved Mercedes C-Class good enough to score conquest sales from its key competitors? Only a positive answer will do for Mercedes. Potential Audi customers will like the high technology - the intelligent headlamps, the autonomous driving kit and so on. Wavering BMW buyers may be tempted by the sophisticated petrol engine technology. And both groups will appreciate the class-leadingly luxurious cabin and the impressively high likely residual values. Don't get me wrong - Mercedes still has work to do with this car, primarily in terms of weight-saving in comparison to rivals. But on the evidence of this model, the signs are that its rivals are going to have to up their game.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£439
Deposit£Nil
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.35%
Cash price£31,615
Arnold Clark deposit£4504.65
Credit amount£27,110.35
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,125
Total amount payable£35,711.65
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR5.5%
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