Car review MercedesBenz CClass C250 CDI Elegance road test BBC…

19 мая 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition

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Mercedes is an expert at the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it You’re not going to miss though — the C-Class’s surgery has transformed the compact saloon. With typical attention to detail, Mercedes 2,000 parts have changed.

The update brings the car in with the rest of the Merc looks. It’s worked, We parked up next to an old C-Class, and the new one is sharper, and visually has more in with the E-Class and S-Class.

The interior has also been — if you spec leather there’s more of it on the doors, the old satnav is now a smarter integrated and the dash buttons are more The old C-Class wasn’t especially or downmarket inside, but this car and feels more prestigious, worthy of the badge and simply a place to spend time.

We haven’t ticked off all 2,000 yet, though. Every engine, including the V6s, has and the big-selling four-cylinder diesels are for the first time with an 7spd automatic. Mercedes is of this gearbox (which make up 80 per cent of all C-Class because in the diesel engines as efficient as the manual — thanks to a long seventh

The figures vary depending on and engine choice, but our C250 CDI emits only 131g/km returning a mighty 58.9mpg regardless of whether you spec the manual or the £1,500 auto. impressive, but not quite as all-conquering as would like you to think. BMW the eight-speed auto being into 2012’s new 3-Series return better figures the manual.

Nevertheless, the face-lifted C-Class offers an interesting alternative to the The start/stop works brilliantly it fires up so quickly (even on the and the 250 CDI — with 201bhp and ft — has plenty of punch, so motorways and picking off slow-moving is easy. The suspension has been left alone, as the C-Class has driven rather nicely, but that with the posher means the C is starting to feel a mini S-Class.

But, and it’s a big but, the is too rough. For a £30,000 car, and one with a Mercedes badge, way too much diesel rattle. It gel with the C-Class’s relaxed, ambience.
 This is a pity. The C-Class is no sports saloon, but it is and effortless. Until the refinement is though, the BMW 3-Series is still

We like . Impressive economy, looks

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition

We don’t like . steering and diesel refinement

The  verdict . Prettier outside, inside and clean engines, Closing in on the 3-Series.

Performance . in 7.1secs, max 149mph, 58.9mpg

. 2143cc, 4cyl, RWD, 369lb ft, 1615kg, 131g/km CO2

this on the options list . wood trim, £standard

And this . Active lane-keeping £735

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition

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