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Brand New Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300de AMG Line Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" digital instrument cluster displayActive park assist with parktronic system
Analogue clockAttention assist
Collision prevention assist plusColour display - 10.25" colour display screen
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiterDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Mercedes connect meMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature gaugeRemote boot release
Reversing cameraSD card based satellite navigation system
Service indicator (ASSYST)Sports direct steer speed sensitive steering
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster 

Entertainment

2 USB ports and one SD card slot centre consoleAudio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree function
DAB Digital radioFrontbass loudspeakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG body styling front apron, rear apron and side skirts
Automatically dimming rear view mirror and driver's exterior mirrorBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome pins diamond radiator grille with integrated stars
Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensorsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
EQ badgingGreen tinted glass
Heated windscreen washersLED Indicators
LED tail lightsLED third brake light
Multi beam LED headlightsPrivacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Radio aerial integrated into rear windowRain sensor windscreen wipers
Side windows surround in polished aluminiumTwin tailpipe design integrated into rear bumper

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather with chrome inserts perforated leather grip
40:20:40 split folding rear seatsAMG sports seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack floor mats with AMG lettering
Dual zone automatic climate controlFront and rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated glovebox
Leather upholsteryMultifunction steering wheel
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentSports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Packs

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

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsActive bonnet
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wetAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Black seat beltsBrake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated front brake discs
Child proof door locksDrivers knee airbag
Drivers pelvis airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front passenger seat occupancy sensorFront side airbags
Hill start assistRear seatbelt warning indicator
Sports braking systemTyre 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

1 x type 2 and 3 phase 8m straight wallbox cable66 litre fuel tank
8m charging cable for household socketAgility control sports suspension lowered by 15 mm
Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Grey oak open pore trim 

Wheels

18" AMG 5 twin spoke aero alloy wheels in tremolite greyTIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh13.5Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage10-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)300
Battery Charge Fast kW7.2Battery Charge Fast Percentage10-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)90Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km20
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles34WLTP - AER (km) - Comb54
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb34WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max24.6
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min20.4WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max2.5
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min3WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb55
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max47WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min55
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb34WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max34
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min34 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)38Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max33WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min33

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1950Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb5.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High5.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High4.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low6.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium5.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb51.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High50.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High58.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low42.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium52.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.3WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb217.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max176.6WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min235.4

General

AdBlueTrueAlternative Fuel QualifyingTrue
Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power306
Coin DescriptiondeCoin SeriesAMG Line Edition
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0743E
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)5.6Engine Power - BHP306
Engine Power - KW225Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1442Length4686
Wheelbase2840Width1810
Width (including mirrors)2020 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2425
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)300Max. Loading Weight530
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1895
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 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

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Monthly payment£452
Initial Rental£2712
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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