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Mercedes Benz C CLASS DIESEL SALOON C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic

Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
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Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG61.40
  • 0-62mph7.5 secs
  • Top Speed146 mph
  • C02117 g/km
  • BHP170
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

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.

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

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.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Reversing camera
Active park assist with parktronic system
Analogue clock
Attention assist
Bluetooth system
Collision prevention assist
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with SD card, touchpad and voice control
Multi function trip computer
Multifunction colour display
Outside temperature gauge
Remote boot release
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Speed sensitive steering
Exterior Features
LED Headlights
Side windows surround in polished aluminium
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights
AMG body styling
Body coloured bumpers
Electric front sliding and fixed rear panoramic glass sunroof
Electric windows one touch open/close
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Green tinted glass
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights
Radiator grille with integral star and 2 louvres in matt iridium silver with chrome trim
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Twin exhaust pipes
Interior Features
Artico man-made leather upholstery
2 cupholders in front centre console
3 spoke AMG steering wheel in Nappa leather
Advanced multicolour ambient light and LED interior light
AMG floormats
AMG sports seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Dual zone automatic climate control
Front and rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Gearshift paddles
Heated front seats
Illuminated glovebox
Lumbar support
Multifunction steering wheel
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Technical
Agility control sports suspension with selective damping system
Diesel particulate filter
Trim
Black ash wood trim
Wheels
18" 5 spoke AMG alloy wheels in Titanium grey
Tyre inflation kit
Entertainment
2 USB ports in centre console
DAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakers
Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD + telephone keypad
SD card slot
Packs
Lighting pack - C class
Memory pack - C Class
Mirror pack - C Class
Seat comfort pack - C Class
Storage pack - C Class
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnet
Adaptive brake system
Child proof door locks
Drivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brake
ESP with ASR
Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
Front side airbags
Hill start assist
Rear seatbelt warning indicator
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Chrome surround electric key
Keyless entry and keyless start
Remote central locking
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.18
CO2 (g/km) 117
HC+NOx 0.079
Noise Level dB(A) 71
NOx 0.067
Particles 0.0004
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2143
Compression Ratio 16.2:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 99
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 9 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 61.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 70.6
EC Urban (mpg) 50.4
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.1
Badge Power 170
Coin Description d
Coin Series AMG Line Premium
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 31E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 77
NCAP Safety Assist % 70
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.5
Engine Power - BHP 170
Engine Power - KW 125
Engine Power - RPM 3000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1400
Top Speed 146
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 245/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1442
Length 4686
Wheelbase 2840
Width 1810
Width (including mirrors) 2020
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 41
Gross Vehicle Weight 2135
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 480
Max. Loading Weight 565
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1570
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.2

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