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The Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon

The Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon

The Mercedes-Benz C Class has been on our roads since 1993 and so far in 2017 it is the 8th best-selling car in the UK.

Here at Rivervale Leasing the Mercedes-Benz C Class is one of our top selling cars and one of our most popular choices as a company car.  The Rivervale team has picked their favourite C Class and the winner is the Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon C220d AMG Line and here's why ...

Body styles available in the C Class range 

The C Class range is divided up into a saloon model, estate, coupe and convertible.  The sloping roof of the coupe adds to its already good looks, the cabriolet offers an element of fun when the weather allows, and the estate adds all the space you need for golf clubs and double buggies.  But, Rivervale's pick of body styles is the all-rounder saloon.  It offers the perfect balance of looks and practicality.

View Our Mercedes-Benz C Class Leasing Prices

Trim levels available in the C Class range   

There are 4 different trim levels to choose from; SE, SE Executive Edition, Sport and the top of the range AMG Line, which adds sports equipment inside and out.  Our top pick is the AMG Line range because it offers the latest innovative safety features, the most up to date technology and added touches of luxury that make every journey more comfortable.

Key Facts for the Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon C220d AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic

Number of Seats
0-62mph7.5 seconds 
Top Speed 143mph 
Co2 117g/km 
MPG 61.4 (combined) 
Insurance Group 31E 

Exterior features of the Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG Line

On the outside, the difference between the AMG Line Mercedes and the other versions can be easily spotted.  AMG body styling gives this C Class a more aggressive exterior design and 18" AMG light alloy wheels come as standard.  The door mirrors are heated and electrically adjustable and headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights all use LED technology.  For an added touch of luxury, the windows are surrounded in polished aluminium and even the windscreen washers are heated.

 

There are a range of paint finishes available.  As standard are Black and Polar White.  For an additional cost you can choose from the range of Designo Paints; Hyacinth Red, Selenite Grey, Iridium Silver and Diamond White or the range of Metallic Paints; Obsidian Black, Brilliant Blue, Iridium Silver, Diamond Silver, Cavansite Blue or Selenite Grey.

Interior features of the Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon 

The interior of the AMG Line C Class Saloon has also had a sporty upgrade with AMG, heated, sports seats complete with lumbar support.  Foot controls are sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs to make sure your feet never slip.  The steering wheel is a 3 spoke multifunction wheel finished in Nappa leather and the dark brown and black ash trims contribute to the feeling of luxury throughout.

Driver aids and technology in the C Class AMG Line

The list of standard features on the AMG Line C Class is lengthy.  For driver convenience you can find Active Park Assist with Parktronic, cruise control with variable speed limiter, Bluetooth, Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with voice control, remote boot release, DAB Digital radio, 2 USB ports and an SD card slot, and a reversing camera.  Drivers will also have attention assist which monitors driving behaviour and displays a warning if they think the driver's performance is being hindered by tiredness.  Also included as standard is Collision Prevention Assist which uses radars and cameras to monitor the distance between your car and the car in front, if a collision is likely the C Class with automatically apply the correct level of braking to avoid an accident.

Read More: The Best Executive Saloons to Lease in 2017

The C Class Saloon also looks out for the safety of those outside the vehicle as it has an Active Bonnet.  This means, if a collision is imminent the bonnet will raise up to increase the space between the bonnet and the hard engine parts below.  If a pedestrian is hit, this could reduce the severity of head injuries.

Engines and handling in the C Class AMG Line 

All engines are Euro 6 compliant, our top pick engine is the C200d 4MATIC ; it achieves 61.4 mpg with a low Co2 g/km figure of 117.  There is a less powerful engine, the C200d and the more powerful C250d in the diesel version, and equivalent petrol versions available.  We've stuck with a diesel as it offers the most cost effective way of achieving the most mpg for your money.

Mercedes-Benz C Class Engines

 C200dC220dC220d 4MATICC250dC250 4MATICC300 hC200C200 4MATICC350e 
 Top Speed (mph)135 146 143 153 150 152 147 145 155 
0-62 mpg (seconds) 10.27.5 7.5 6.6 6.8 6.4 7.5 7.4 5.9 
MPG (Combined) 65.7 64.2 61.4 64.2 61.4 78.5 52.3 41.5 134.5 
Co2 (g/km)* 116117127117127100132131157

The AMG Line C Class has a few tweaks to create a sporty feel.  Sports suspension lowers the vehicle by 15mm and Sports Direct Steering provides more agile handling.  

Which C Class would you choose?

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30 November 2017
Written by Natalie Faughy
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