Mild hybrid boost for new C-class
Mercedes-benz is looking to build on its success – it was the UK’S fourth best-selling brand last year – with the new-generation C-class saloon and estate. Priced £33,180 to £50,875, the updated, facelift C-class features more efficient diesel and petrol engines, while an optional 12.3-inch digital cockpit display enhances the luxurious cabin.
The C200, in rear or all-wheel-drive, features a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with mild hybrid system, boosting output to 184hp, achieving up to 46.3mpg combined with CO2 as low as 136g/km. The C220d now gets the 194hp 2.0-litre diesel engine, first seen in the E-class, giving up 61.4mpg and CO2 from 117g/km. The C43 4Matic has a 390hp 3.0-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine and can sprint to 62mph under five seconds with MPG around 30 and CO2 from 213g/km. All models have nine-speed automatic transmission.
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