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New Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport Review

New Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport Review

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport is a tremendously stylish coupe that makes grown men go weak at the knees.
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The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport is a tremendously stylish coupe that makes grown men go weak at the knees. More good news is that this prestigious lifestyle statement is surprisingly affordable. Sounds tempting, so let's grab our chequebooks and explore this stunning machine.

As well as super model good looks. the Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport has engaging handling. This means it confidently charges from corner to corner and the excellent suspension minimises body roll. These characteristics complement the precise steering that provides its thrill seeking occupants with valuable feedback. The ride is also appealingly smooth so the CLC is both a sporty plaything and a comfortable cruiser.

Now, prestigious sports cars can cost more to run than a government department, but the new CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport is surprisingly frugal.

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The 1.6-litre 129hp engine, as well as propelling its passengers to 62mph in 11.2 seconds, returns an impressive combined average of 42.8mpg. This means its carbon emissions are fairly low, so twelve months road tax only costs £155.

Further Mercedes-Benz CLC plus points include its spacious cabin and the decent 320-litre boot. There is also a generous standard specification that includes the electronic stability programme and a tyre pressure loss warning system, as well as climate control and slick six-speed manual transmission. Motorists can also specify the five-speed automatic gearbox that has steering wheel mounted paddle shifts. It's all very Formula 1.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport is listed in Motoring.co.uk's database with 'buy safe' sellers from £20,590. Alternatively, this two-door beauty is available on a personal contract purchase plan. Terms include the £2,999 deposit, thirty-six payments of £259 at 6.9% APR, and the optional £10,075 final purchase payment. Not bad for a brand new sports coupé wearing a highly prestigious badge.

Stephen Turvil
By Stephen Turvil
Mon, 04 Oct 2010
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