Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG £40,130
Engine 1950cc, 4cyl TD, RWD, 194bhp, 295lb ft Performance 0–62mph in 7.0secs, 149mph, 61.4mpg, 121g/km CO2 Weight 1650kg
Meet the facelifted C-Class Coupe. It looks good, aping the design tropes of its big brothers, the E-Class and S-Class, drives well and, in C220d guise as driven here, is reasonable value – costing from £40k.
It’s super-classy with loads of room in the back seats, despite that lovely coupe sweeping roofline, and it has a certain air of luxury. To drive, it’s comfortable and easy-going, effortless and relaxing. Which is all very nice.
But if you’re interested in exciting or fun, this is not for you. There is, however, also a proper AMG C63. Which can be easy-going and effortless and relaxing and the other things we mentioned. But it can also make you laugh out loud at its audacity.