Mercedes-Benz C Class
With classy interior inspired by the S Class limo, the C Class is a sleek choice
Mercedes-Benz C Class Car Market Stats
Which C Class has the best MPG?
C350e Sport 4dr Auto - 134.5 MPG
What is the starting price for the C Class range?
RRP from £28545
Which is the fastest?
C63 S 2dr Auto - 0-62 MPH in 3.9s
What are the dimensions of a Mercedes-Benz C Class?
The typical size of a C Class is 4686mm x 1810mm
What is the lowest C Class insurance group?
Mercedes-Benz C Class User Reviews
|20/12/2016 16:47:25 Will Edwards " Brilliant to drive handling is fantastic. "|
|22/11/2016 20:14:24 Mark Gowans " I made the schoolboy mistake of ordering a C200 AMG Line Premium without first test driving it. It was an easy mistake to make as its a great looking car and Mercedes have clearly spent some time designing an interior that sets the c class apart from its rivals. Ours came spec'd with the optional 19inch alloys and privacy glass which finishes the look beautifully in my opinion. When the car was first delivered and I was handed the keys, couldn't wait to get to grips with all the tech and get behind the wheel. Pressing the unlock fob, the car lights up like the blackpool illuminations. 'Here i am, come drive me...' And therein lies the problem. Its awful to drive. Really awful. I'm struggling to find the words to express how hateful the behind-the-wheel experience is. The AMG line seats are rock hard and I struggle to find a comfortable setting. At least they're electrically adjustable and have a memory function for 3 equally awful positions. I'm not especially tall at 5ft11, but the panoramic roof on the premium edition lowers the available headroom to my hair rubs against the headlining. So, now I'm sitting uncomfortably, let's start the the thing. 20minutes later, the satnav has finally booted up (more like 60seconds, but hey, I just want to be on my way). Then another 20minutes later I've finally entered my destination postcode. No touch screen here or digital keyboard, just a scroll wheel to select each character in turn. Mind you don't accidently brush the touch pad though else its back to square one inputting the destination. Why Mercedes have provided both a touch pad and a scroll wheel is completely beyond me - they both do exactly the same thing except the touch pad is so sensitive when you don't want it to be it makes using the system a real pain. If you'd rather use the touch pad instead of the scroll wheel, its infuriatingly insensitive. How is that even possible!?! Right, now let's choose a radio station before setting off. Its currently playing Absolute and I'd like to listen to X FM. Since the tuner is DAB I have to scroll wheel through a million stations before I can get to the X's. Oh, there's no XFM listed so in the microsecond it takes my brain to register the missing station from the list, the radio has tuned it's self to the next available station - Wales today. Whatever happened to good old presets? Too old fashioned for Mercedes I suppose. Finally we're ready to drive. Mercedes have put the gear selector on the indicator stalk. OK, its not really the indicator stalk, but its in exactly the same place as an indicator stalk would be on any other normal car. It even looks like an indicator stalk. So much so, both my wife and I have put the car into neutral at motorway speeds on the motorway thinking we were indicating to move back into a different lane. I'm sure one would eventually get used to this bizarre placement, but I can stress enough how dangerous this set up is. Even if you could put up with this nonsense, the other side effect of such arrangement is that the front wipers, rear wipers, headlamp flahser, indicators, rear wash and front screen wash are all on one stalk. Less dangerous than the gear selector, but I've bemused many a driver in front flashing them whilst actually intending to clear the front windscreen. Anyway now we're finally motoring and you'd really wish you werent. Our road has speed humps or cocktail shakers as I affectionately call them in the Merc. Clearly I forgot to pick the option to have suspension fitted. the ride is rock hard. Diamond hard. Every minute undulation in the road is magnified into an off road driving experience in the cabin. Still within a few minutes and I'm on the open m25. Time to see what the C200 can really do. ONLY I CANT HEAR ANYTHING!! We live next to the bit of the m25 they decided to pave with concrete. The run flat tyres amplify the road noise so much its actually painful. There's no way to hear the radio. You probably thinknim exaggerating again, but I'm considering taking ear defenders with me when I go out next. Through the combination of banging my head on the roof and the deafening road noise, its time to head home. If the driving experience isn't enough to put you off going out again, the fuel economy is. I've got into the habit of always putting the car into eco mode before going out in it. Not because I'm especially green minded, but just because I can't afford the running costs on any other setting. Driving carefully on a selection of open roads and motorway in Eco, I cheer if I ever manage to average more than 30mpg. In the 3months I've had the car, I've averaged 28mpg. Not sure who made up the figures in the sales blurb. Driving in Eco highlights another dangerous feature of the C200. Cruising at a constant speed, the car frugally puts its-self into glide mode. Or neutral as most people would call it. Whilst that's conceptually a good idea, should you need to accelerate suddenly to over take or get out of a certain situation, there's a very noticeable lag between 'flooring it' and any change in speed. I suspect this is because the car detects the sudden request for acceleration and has to get its self out of neutral, into 7th to match the current speed then kick down to change to a gear that has some get up and go. There's at least a 1s lag before any noticablr change on speed under such circumstance which is disconcerting at the least. Oh wait, have I accidently put the car in neutral again trying to indicate?! My final reason for hating the car is its inability to do the one thing I really needed of it. Be a load carrier. Rear seat passengers are out of the question - there is no leg room. Mercedes have also oddly started raking the rear seat backs in their cars at such an angle that even if you can squeeze a child or short person in the back, you can be sure they won't be comfortable. The other effect of this is that the boot really isn't very big. Combine that with the sloping rear roof line and its challenging to get any kind of bulky load to fit. To round off my list of niggles - the rear load carrier only retracts 50% of the time it should. Internet connectivity (MB Apps) doesn't work at all. The collision detection alarm goes off randomly. The parking sensors are far too sensitive. The auto-parking doesn't work - it hardly ever even recognises a parking space to enable the system. I wondered if i was just unlucky with the list of faults, but the internet is awash with similar user experiences. In conclusion, don't buy this car. Buy literally anything else instead if you intend to use a car as a mode of transport. "|
|22/11/2016 16:52:54 John Stower " An otherwise excellent and efficient car spoilt by unnecessary electronics and bizarre duplications of secondary controls. I have yet to find a meaningful use for the touch pad and I am fed up of the locking and unlocking itself when I do not want it to. It is still better than any of the competitors (BMW, Audi), but I still think all cars were easier to live with 10 to 15 years ago. "|
|22/11/2016 16:00:23 JE " A great great family hack. It's 13 years old and still looks new. Very minor rust but that's life! "|
|22/11/2016 15:55:39 barry davies " Top car only a few minor problems but soon put right by dealer "|