How to spec a Mercedes C-class
When you think of a German junior executive saloon, three cars spring to mind: the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-benz C-class.
While the 3 Series rewards keener drivers and the A4’s refinement impresses, the C-class wows with its sense of occasion. Mercedes also give you a vast array of standard equipment and its engines offer low CO2 emissions – key selling points in a class so closely associated with company car drivers.
Sport models come with most of the kit you’re likely to want, including heated front seats and parking sensors, but the C-class’s extensive options list could have you adding much more. Here’s how to add even more luxury while keeping costs sensible.
For £545, upgrading the C-class’s standard lights to LEDS is a no-brainer. You’ll be able to see more clearly at night, the lights adapt to changing weather conditions and the beam even adjusts to shine around corners as you steer. 1
2 None of the C-class’s standard suspension set-ups is very comfortable, but the optional Airmatic air suspension (£895) allows you to tailor the ride for different surfaces and does a great job of ironing out the worst bumps.