Slightly different prices for a slightly different car.
Mercedes has announced new pricing for its facelifted C-Class saloon and estate range.
The new cars are available to order now, with deliveries starting in July – prices for the C-Class range now begin at £33,180 on the road for the petrol-engined C 200 SE saloon.
There’s a bewildering line-up of trims and options available, but the engine lineup is fairly simple at launch, with two petrols and a diesel engine available.
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The C 200 has an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine that uses a 48V mild hybrid system to boost both power and efficiency. That model is available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power is rated at 181bhp and 207lb ft of torque and economy goes up to around 46mpg.
The C 220d has inherited a 2-litre diesel engine that was introduced on the E-Class range – that engine develops 191bhp and 295lb ft while delivering up to 61mpg.
If you have a hankering for something a little faster, the C 43 AMG model uses a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that pumps out 385bhp and 384lb ft of torque to make the dash to 62mph in 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Sadly that means around 30mpg on the official cycle, but you’ll be having so much fun you won’t care.
All eyes might be on the death of diesel, but a stealthier demise here is the fact that all models come as standard with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.
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Spec-wise, SE models come as standard with Agility Control comfort suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, collision prevention assist, reversing camera, heated front seats, DAB radio, satnav and cruise control.
For an additional £1,650, the Sport trim line adds comfort suspension lowered by 15mm; LED high-performance headlights and sports seats upholstered in Artico man-made leather.
AMG Line standard equipment includes 18-inch alloys, sports suspension, AMG bodystyling, AMG sports seats and sports braking system with perforated front brake discs. AMG Line models are available for £1,495 over Sport models.
The C 43 AMG model comes as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels; AMG sports suspension, AMG bodystyling and a number of other AMG body touches. A performance exhaust can be added to the C 43 for £1,000, as well as an exterior carbonfibre package that can be specified for £1,260. AMG performance seats can be added for £1,405.
The Premium equipment line is available on all models for £2,795 and includes a 12.3-inch cockpit display, fancy ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, Mercedes’ Comand Online system, LED lights and wireless phone charging.
The Premium Plus line contains everything in the Premium package and adds a Burmester surround sound system, keyless go and a panoramic sunroof for £4,995.
The optional Driving Assistance package (£1,695) comprises blind spot assist, lane keep assist, cross-traffic assistance, stop/start, city braking with pedestrian detection and Pre-Safe Plus, which helps minimise injury in an accident.
The Airmatic Dynamic Handling package costs £895 and adds air suspension, enabling the driver to adapt the suspension setup to the road conditions.
See, we said it was bewildering. Check out some of the stats and prices for the revised Mercedes C-Class below.
OTR price (£)
Road fund licence (£)
C 200 Saloon
C 200 4MATIC Saloon
C 220 d Saloon
C 43 AMG 4MATIC Saloon
C 200 Estate
C 200 4MATIC Estate
C 220 d Estate
C 43 AMG 4MATIC Estate