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2009 (59) Mercedes-Benz C Class C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Elegance 4dr Auto

Kirkcaldy Fiat / Abarth
Only £6988

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audible lights on warningBoot open warning light
Boot release from drivers seatDigital clock
Lights on warningOutside temperature display
Parking brake warningRemote boot release
Service interval indicatorSpeedtronic cruise control
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket in glovebox 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome front grilleChrome window highlights
Clear indicator lensesElectric folding door mirrors + auto dimming rear view + drivers exterior door mirror
Electric windows one touch open/closeFront foglights with chrome rings
Headlamp assist with range adjustmentHeated rear windscreen
Heated washer nozzlesHeated/electric door mirrors with integrated indicators
Integral rear window aerialIsolation switch for rear windows
Side indicators integrated into door mirrorsTinted windows
Twin exhaust pipesWindscreen wipers with one touch control

Interior Features

12V socket in glovebox2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
Active head restraintsAdjustable front head restraints
Alpaca grey roof liningAmbient interior lighting
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorDust filter with re-circulating air
Electric height adjustable front seatsEntry/exit lights on all doors
Front and rear door pocketsFront centre armrest with storage box
Front footwell lightsFront seatback pockets
Front/rear reading lightsHeight adj rear head restraints
Height/reach adjustable steering columnInterior door handle illumination
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Lockable/illuminated air conditioned gloveboxLuggage compartment lighting
Multi function steering wheelRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Stainless steel door sillsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Safety

5 three point seatbeltsABS
Adaptive brake systemBrake assist
Child proof door locksCrash sensor
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
ESP with ASRFoot operated parking brake
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensionersFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsPassenger airbag deactivation system
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemTyre pressure warning
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindowbags

Security

Alarm system with interior protectionAutomatic door locking
DeadlocksImmobiliser
Interior switch for central lockingRemote central locking

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.134CO2 (g/km)153
HC+NOx0.165NOx0.152
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)34.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.1Badge Power170
Coin DescriptionCDI BlueEFFICIENCYCoin SeriesElegance
Insurance Group 114Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.5EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.2
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP170
Engine Power - KW125Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG41Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style12 Spoke
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1447Length4581
Wheelbase2760Width1770
Width (including mirrors)2020 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2115
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)475Max. Loading Weight505
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1610
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.84
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

BY STEVE WALKER

Introduction

When Mercedes has got the better of its rivals down the years, it's usually done so by sticking to what it does best. That means producing cars that are instilled with quality, reliability and a certain class. The problem the brand faced with the C-Class it launched in 2007 was that the compact executive car market appeared to be residing in a place that wasn't exactly in tune with traditional Mercedes values. BMW and Audi were succeeding with dynamic, sporty conveyances for the young executive and next to them, mainstream versions the C-Class felt rather reserved. To claw back lost ground, this C-Class needed a paradigm shift.

History

Mercedes needed ordinary versions of its C-Class to look and feel as vibrant and exciting as their BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 equivalents. There was no problem at the top of the range where the fearsomely powerful AMG models had never been in machismo deficit. The concern was that in pursuing younger clientele with the more affordable models, the established Mercedes-Benz customer base would be alienated. As a solution to this, the 2007 C-Class was given a split personality. Elegance and SE models would retain the comfort and traditional feel Merc fans tend to appreciate while the Sport trim level would play competitors at their own game. As a result of the conviction within Mercedes-Benz to directly confront rivals without deserting its core market, the C-Class was launched with the usual diverse range of engines and an unusually diverse range of front grilles. In a unique move, the manufacturer chose to give the Elegance and SE models the traditional Merc grille with three-pointed star bonnet ornament while the Sport got a far racier tri-blade item featuring a huge three-pointed star emblem at its centre. Along with the lowered sports suspension and body-styling accessories, this was supposed to give the Sport a fighting chance of usurping the A4 S-Line and 3 Series M-Sport models in the affections of thrusting compact executive car buyers. The range was fleshed out further following the initial launch by the arrival of the Estate model to supplement the saloon in late 2008 while BlueEFFICIENCY fuel-saving technology was added to the range at around the same time in the shape of a revised version of the C180K model.

What You Get

The C-Class design may not be particularly challenging but it is classically good-looking, the elegance you usually associate with larger Mercs very much in evidence. The car's front wheels are edged right up into its corners, with the wheelarches nudging neatly against the line of the headlamps and a bumper assembly that's drawn out into a subtle chin spoiler at its base. In profile, there's a stubby, flat-fronted look to the nose with the much longer rear overhang topped by the gentle curve of the sculpted bootlid. A swage line that gradually deepens as it runs rearward draws the eye back, creating the impression of forward motion. The car's stance is pugnacious and aggressive, far more so than in pervious C-Class models, and this sporty flavour can be emphasised further by buyers who seek out the Sport models. The C-Class is a bigger car than the model it superseded, 45mm longer in the wheelbase and 42mm wider overall. Legroom is generous in the back but passengers over six feet tall may have an issue with the amount of headroom available. The boot capacity is a sizable 475 litres and the lid opens nice and wide to enable larger items to be lowered inside. With the estate bodystyle, as tends to be the case in this sector, the actual load volume with the seats in place is only marginally superior to that of the saloon (485-litres instead of 475) but the shape and adaptability of the space, not to mention the improved access, bring definite advantages. With both sections of the rear bench folded down, there's a maximum of 1,500 litres to be exploited along with a maximum load length of 2.82m, 17cm more than in the previous generation C-Class Estate. Everything inside the C-Class feels sturdily built but some of the trim finishes on lower-spec models leave something to be desired. The swathes of dark plastic make the cabin less visually attractive than an equivalent A4 but there's ample space for four occupants and equipment levels are far more generous than previous Mercedes-Benz efforts might lead you to expect. Safety kit is also present in abundance.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The Mercedes reputation for peerless reliability took some knocks in the 1990s but the manufacturer got itself back on track in some style. Notable issues have yet to come to light and the C-Class has preformed well in customer satisfaction surveys. Lots of these cars will see service on company fleets and should be well maintained. Don't let high mileages put you off unduly but insist on a full service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx. Based on C220 CDi model) Allow around £50 for front brake pads and £30 for the rear, plus about £400 for a full Mercedes exhaust system. A full clutch system would cost around £250, a radiator is about £150 whilst a starter motor can be up to £500.

On the Road

The split in the C-Class range isn't confined to the grille. While all the models feature an adaptive suspension system that tailors its settings according to the driving conditions, the Sport models have a lower and stiffer set-up designed to enhance the handling and dynamic response for the car. This set-up might be on the firm side for some tastes but there's no doubt that the C-Class drives with impressive agility. Comfort levels are higher on the models without sports suspension and even here, the driving experience is far from flabby. On the diesel front, the line-up kicks off with the C200 CDI packing 136bhp. The C220 CDI offers 170bhp and buyers wanting the ultimate C-Class oil-burner can step up to the 224bhp 320 CDI. These engines are advanced common-rail turbo diesels and, with torque outputs of 270Nm, 400Nm and 510Nm respectively, they pack a hefty punch in the mid range. Petrol-wise, it's the supercharged C180 Kompressor getting things under way with 156bhp. The C200 Kompressor gets 184bhp while six-cylinder buyers can choose the C230 with 204bhp, the 231bhp C280 or the range-topping C350 with its 272bhp output. The C63 AMG has a crushing 450bhp at its disposal courtesy of a 6.3-litre V8. Fuel economy is an area where models like the C220 CDI excel and a combined figure of 46.3mpg coupled with a generously proportioned 73 litre fuel tank gives a lengthy 744 mile range. Carbon dioxide emissions are also very low, the 160g/km figure being quite some achievement for a car with the level of performance.

Overall

A pre-owned Mercedes C-Class remains the safe bet it always has been but the third generation car has more strings to its bow. With a range set-up to provide sportiness as well as comfort and quality, Mercedes succeeded here in broadening the appeal of its compact executive stalwart. This C-Class remains very much a Mercedes-Benz for those that want one but the sharper looks and chassis mean that this car is also worthy of consideration by buyers who might not have seen themselves as Mercedes drivers in the past.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
60%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
80%

Kirkcaldy Fiat / Abarth

Carberry Rd, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3NE

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