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Mercedes Benz C CLASS DIESEL ESTATE C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic

Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
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Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz C CLASS C220d AMG Line Edition 5dr 9G-Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG62.80
  • 0-62mph7 secs
  • Top Speed145 mph
  • C02119 g/km
  • BHP194
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

The improved fourth generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate offers subtle exterior revisions and inside, the option of a fully-digital instrument cluster. Plus the driving experience has been enhanced with fresh engine-ware and the optional application of Mercedes' latest autonomous driving technology. As before, there's a practical 490-litre boot.

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The improved Mercedes C-Class Estate smartens up its act. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

At its original launch in 2014, the fourth generation C-Class Estate boasted that it offered the largest boot of any C-Class station wagon yet made. That wasn't saying too much, the 490-litre figure being only 5-litres bigger than the previous generation model and still well inferior to apparently smaller, humbler station wagons. Still, buyers in this segment don't usually come looking for ultimate capacity. They want sophistication and class - which this improved MK4 model provides in spades.

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, the handling of this estate variant is pretty much indistinguishable from the saloon model. 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

First the figures. The boot offers 490-litres of capacity with the seats in place and 1,510-litres all-up. Not vast then. Still, that's the same as an Audi A4 Avant, while the BMW 3 Series Touring only adds another 5-litres, so as load luggers, all three are reasonably dismal. The luggage bay measures 950mm in width and the rear seat splits 40:20:40 allowing longer items to be carried with two rear seats in use. A powered tailgate and hands-free access system are both offered as options and you can also spend more on a Cargo Package which includes adjustable rails to separate boot contents and an additional electric rear seat release button. On to the 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. 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.

Market and Model

You're looking at a £1,200 premum to get this estate over the saloon variant. Prices haven't changed too much, as before sitting mainly in the £32,000 to £47,000 bracket. There are 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 'COMAND Online' system 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. 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. 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. What else? 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

Although there's a lot to like about this improved MK4 model C-Class Estate, it's still not really a car that will appeal to those with a lot of gear to carry. Seats up in normal family mode, there's a scant 10-litres more space back there than you get with the saloon. So why would you bother? The added practicality does come in handy for those odd occasions when you need to drag some Billy bookcases back from IKEA or such like, but how often will this be? Often enough in, say, three years to justify tying up another £1,200-odd over the saloon? That'll be a decision you need to make. Some may well find the estate's styling a bit more handsome than the saloon's. We've heard a few dissenting opinions regarding the four-door car's CLA-like tapered rear end and the estate is more conventionally proportioned. Still, the opportunity to offer significantly more space than its key rivals has been missed and that would have clearly and objectively differentiated this model. Overall, this C-Class looks a very good car. As an estate, however, we remain to be wholly convinced.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights
AMG body styling front apron, rear apron and side skirts
Automatically dimming rear view mirror and driver's exterior mirror
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Chrome pins diamond radiator grille with integrated stars
Chrome roof rails
Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Green tinted glass
Heated windscreen washers
LED Indicators
LED tail lights
LED third brake light
Multi beam LED headlights
Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Radio aerial integrated into rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiper
Side windows surround in polished aluminium
Twin tailpipe design integrated into rear bumper
Driver Convenience
12.3" digital instrument cluster display
Active park assist with parktronic system
Analogue clock
Attention assist
Audio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree function
Collision prevention assist plus
Colour display - 10.25" colour display screen
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Easy pack automatic powered tailgate
Mercedes connect me
Multi function trip computer
Outside temperature gauge
Remote boot release
Reversing camera
SD 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 console
DAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Interior Features
2 cupholders in front centre console
3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather with chrome inserts perforated leather grip
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
AMG sports seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black floor mats with AMG lettering
Dual zone automatic climate control
Front and rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated glovebox
Leather upholstery
Load compartment cover
Multifunction steering wheel
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Packs
Lighting pack - C class
Mirror pack - C Class
Seat comfort pack - C Class
Stowage pack - C Class
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Active bonnet
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Black seat belts
Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated front brake discs
Child proof door locks
Drivers knee airbag
Drivers pelvis 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
Sports braking system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Chrome surround electric key
Technical
66 litre fuel tank
Agility 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 grey
TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 117
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 137
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1950
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.3
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 9 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 62.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 68.9
EC Urban (mpg) 53.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High 60.1
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 51.4
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 194
Coin Description d
Coin Series AMG Line Edition
Generation Mark 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 36E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 84
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
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
Engine Power - BHP 194
Engine Power - KW 143
Engine Power - RPM 3800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 145
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
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 AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1457
Length 4702
Wheelbase 2840
Width 1810
Width (including mirrors) 2020
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 66
Gross Vehicle Weight 2205
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1480
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 460
Max. Loading Weight 590
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1615
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.2

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Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £419.30 p/m £20.18 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £429.02 p/m £21.08 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £451.22 p/m £29.25 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £470.73 p/m £44.74 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £487.70 p/m £63.56 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £503.06 p/m £71.72 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £359.42 p/m £28.27 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £368.54 p/m £31.11 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £391.59 p/m £42.35 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £415.06 p/m £52.85 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £433.30 p/m £68.71 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £450.86 p/m £99.26 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £329.00 p/m Call Us
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48 months 15,000 miles p/a £359.39 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £379.10 p/m Call Us
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £441.14 p/m £541.74 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £419.39 p/m £112.33 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £503.16 p/m £24.22 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £514.82 p/m £25.30 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £541.46 p/m £35.10 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £564.88 p/m £53.69 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £585.24 p/m £76.27 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £603.67 p/m £86.06 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £431.30 p/m £33.92 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £442.25 p/m £37.33 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £469.91 p/m £50.82 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £498.07 p/m £63.42 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £519.96 p/m £82.45 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £541.03 p/m £119.11 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £529.37 p/m £650.08 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £503.27 p/m £134.80 p/m
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