PRICE From $59,900
ENGINE 1.8-litre 4-cyl turbo, 135kW/270Nm
TRANSMISSION 7-spd auto, rear-wheel drive
THIRST 6.8 litres/100km THE LOWDOWN An all-new C-Class is coming in 2014 but we already rate it as the best in its class. The body is ageing but the overall package trumps the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, which means it’s good buying — especially if you can find a C200 at a runout price.