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Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 28,000 of the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion C-Class since its launch, with about a third of those bought in 2015 alone.

There are hun­dreds of ex­am­ples of this se­ries listed for sale on­line, in­clud­ing wag­ons and coupes.

The ma­jor­ity of sedans — more than four out of five list­ings — are petrolengined and more than 95 per cent are rear-wheel drive.

The most com­mon ver­sions are the C250 (about one in three list­ings) and C200 (three out of 10). White is the dom­i­nant colour by far.

From 2014, the en­try-level C200 sedan ($60,900 new) is now val­ued at about $38,850.

For the same year, the range-top­ping C63 AMG ($154,900 new) is val­ued at $105,700.

For 2017, the C200 sedan ($61,900 new) is still worth $51,600 and the C63 sedan ($157,211 new), is $132,050.

Re­sale val­ues for this se­ries C-Class are con­sis­tently bet­ter than ri­vals in­clud­ing the BMW 3 Se­ries, the Lexus IS and Audi’s A4.

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