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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS DIESEL SALOON

C300de AMG Line Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic

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This improved Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is better placed than ever before to put one over on its domestic rivals. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

For some time, BMW and Audi had the mid-sized executive coupe sector to themselves; BMW with the 3 Series Coupe model that became the 4 Series Coupe: Audi with its A5. Mercedes introduced a C-Class Coupe model in 2011 to try and face up to these competitors, but it didn't make much headway. Only with the introduction of the second generation C-Class Coupe in 2015 was the Three-Pointed Star finally able to take on its Teutonic rivals at their own game. Here was a car that handled considerably more sharply than its four-door C-Class showroom stablemate. In fact, it was a good match against an equivalent 4 Series or A5 Coupe model. The only fly in the ointment were the carry-over base petrol and diesel engines that most customers had to be content with. If Mercedes could produce something better in this area, you felt, then it really would have a very complete contender on its hands. Well, with this revised second generation C-Class Coupe design, that's just what the Stuttgart brand has brought us.

Driving Experience

When we first tested the original version of this second generation C-Class coupe, we were particularly impressed by its surprisingly sharp handling dynamics. This attribute continues with the revised range but here, perhaps the most important news is the introduction of fresh mainstream petrol and diesel engines beneath the bonnet. The range kicks off with the 156hp 1.6-litre petrol engine used in the base C180, but ideally, you'd begin your perusal of the line-up with a more modern unit, the 1.5-litre 184hp petrol unit fitted to the base C200, a model available in rear-driven or 4MATIC form. This powerplant features clever 'EQ Boost' technology which uses a 48volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator. There's also a 258hp 2.0-litre petrol variant, the C300. Many C-Class Cabriolet customers still want a diesel, usually the 2.0-litre 194hp powerplant fitted to the C220d variant, which can be had in rear-driven or 4MATIC form. There's also a C300d variant with the same engine tuned out to 245hp. At the top of the range lie the fearsome Mercedes-AMG models, offered with V6 or V8 power. The V6-engined C 43 4MATIC now puts out 390hp, 23hp more than before. That's enough to take a C 43 Coupe from rest to 62mph in just 4.7s. Beyond that lies only the V8 C63 S AMG model, with a 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine offering 510hp.

Design and Build

The styling of this revised second generation C-class Coupe isn't much different, a revised front bumper slotting under the smart diamond radiator grille which is flanked by standard-fit LED High Performance headlights. As before, a high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors aim to underscore the sporty character. One particular highlight is the long drawn-out dropping line typical of a coupe. In contrast to the C-Class Saloon, the dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch. To underscore the Coupe's sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the Saloon. Inside, the cabin gets the option of the fully-digital instrument display, a 12.3-inch TFT screen that replaces the conventional dials using technology borrowed from larger Mercedes models. You can customise the layout between three display styles - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Progressive'. As before, flowing forms characterise the centre console as well as the door and rear side panelling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasise the coupe character. There are front sports seats specifically designed for this Coupe variant and featuring automatic belt feeders for added convenience. The choice of materials and the finish have a hand-crafted feel with high-class appeal and aim to deliver a fresh take on modern luxury.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to be much as before, which means that most models will be sold in the £37,000 to £40,000 bracket. There's just one trim level - 'AMG Line' - before you get to the top Mercedes-AMG variants. Intelligent 'MULTIBEAM LED' headlights that adjust to road conditions are now optional. As with all modern Mercedes vehicles, buyers will be attracted by solid build quality and a certain familiarity with the look and feel of the cabin. This coupe sees many of the features that previously only appeared on £50k+ models filtering down to more affordable versions. One example of this is the air conditioning system that uses satellite navigation to detect tunnels. Having identified one, it closes the air recirculation flap automatically when you enter the tunnel to prevent bad smells from filtering into the cabin, then opens it again when you exit. This revised model features the option of Mercedes' latest 'level 2' autonomous driving technology, with improved camera and radar systems that allow it to see up to 500m ahead. You'll need the optional 'Driving Assistance Package' for that, which features the brand's 'Active Distance Control DISTRONIC' active cruise control system which can draw on navigational data to predictively adjust your speed. Other new developments include intuitively understandable 'Active Lane Change Assist' and 'Active Emergency Stop Assist' as new functions of the existing 'Active Steering Assist' set-up. Plus the capability of the standard Active Brake Assist autonomous braking system has been extended to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.5-litre EQ Boost petrol engine fitted to the base C200 enables a useful improvement in efficiency to be possible, so don't automatically opt for a diesel this time round. It puts out 142g/km of CO2 (WLTP) and up to 42.8mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. This unit features a clever starter/alternator that during deceleration recuperates kinetic energy and charges the battery. For auto models, there's also a gliding mode that operates at cruising speeds, switching the engine off, before seamlessly re-starting it when you brush your foot against the throttle. And a 'recuperative brake with intelligent engine stop' function which also works when the vehicle is coasting. Mercedes says that internal friction is much reduced with this new four cylinder unit. As for the 2.0-litre diesel engine fitted to the C220d, well it performs to the latest super-stringent Euro 6d-TEMP standard and uses a particularly efficient 'step recess' combustion process - named after the shape of the combustion case in the piston. Internal friction is also reduced here - by around 25% - and the engine's more compact, leading to significant efficiency benefits. It puts out 117g/km of CO2 (WLTP) and up to 54.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. What else? Well maintenance costs will be kept down thanks to an ASSYST Plus service indicator on the dash that'll calculates precisely when a dealer visit might be needed. And residual values will be as high if not higher than anything else in the class.

Summary

The only area where this second generation C-Class Coupe really needed improvement was when it came to the most affordable petrol and diesel engines. Now that these have been brought up to date, this car looks a very complete package indeed. No luxury brand - come to think of it, no other brand of any kind - offers a wider choice when it comes to coupe motoring than Mercedes-Benz. This C-Class Coupe may be the marque's most affordable offering when it comes to this kind of car, but it still feels of very high quality indeed. But that you would expect. What might be more of a surprise is just how satisfying a driver's machine this model can be, especially in its more powerful forms thanks to clever suspension and a hi-tech range of engines. The top C 63 AMG variant is a potential BMW M4-beater and even more affordable versions - the volume diesel derivatives for example - can be remarkably rewarding on the right road, even if the sporty AMG add-ons do slightly affect running costs. You could argue that many potential Mercedes buyers won't especially value this car's surprisingly dynamic repertoire - and you might be right. Important though, we think, for the Stuttgart brand to show that it was capable of providing it. If that was the intention, then the job's been done well.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel Hybrid
Emissions
Emissions38.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • Active park assist with parktronic system
  • Analogue clock
  • Attention assist
  • Audio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree function
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Colour display - 10.25" colour display screen
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
  • Mercedes connect me
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Remote boot release
  • Reversing camera
  • SD card based satellite navigation system
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Sports direct steer speed sensitive steering
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster

Entertainment

  • 2 USB ports and one SD card slot centre console
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Frontbass loudspeakers
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • AMG body styling front apron, rear apron and side skirts
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror and driver's exterior mirror
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Chrome pins diamond radiator grille with integrated stars
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • EQ badging
  • Green tinted glass
  • Heated windscreen washers
  • LED Indicators
  • LED tail lights
  • LED third brake light
  • Multi beam LED headlights
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Side windows surround in polished aluminium
  • Twin tailpipe design integrated into rear bumper

Interior Features

  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather with chrome inserts perforated leather grip
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • AMG sports seats
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Black floor mats with AMG lettering
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
  • Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather upholstery
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
  • Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

  • Lighting pack - C class
  • Mirror pack - C Class
  • Seat comfort pack - C Class
  • Stowage pack - C Class

Safety

  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Black seat belts
  • Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated front brake discs
  • Child proof door locks
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Drivers pelvis airbag
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP with ASR
  • Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear seatbelt warning indicator
  • Sports braking system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags

Security

  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key

Technical

  • 1 x type 2 and 3 phase 8m straight wallbox cable
  • 66 litre fuel tank
  • 8m charging cable for household socket
  • Agility control sports suspension lowered by 15 mm
  • Diesel particulate filter

Trim

  • Grey oak open pore trim

Wheels

  • 18" AMG 5 twin spoke aero alloy wheels in tremolite grey
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13.5
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    300
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    7.2
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    90
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    20
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    34
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb
    52
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max
    48
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min
    56
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb
    32
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    30
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    35
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
    15.8
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
    15
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max
    3.9
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min
    4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb
    21
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
    24.6
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
    20.4
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max
    2.5
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min
    3
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    56
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    55
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    56
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    35
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    34
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    35

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.024
  • CO2 (g/km)
    38
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.028
  • NOx
    0.022
  • Particles
    0.0006
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    31
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    31
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    31

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1950
  • Compression Ratio
    15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    51.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High
    49.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High
    57.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low
    45.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium
    51.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    1.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    1.6
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    1.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    235.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max
    176.6
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min
    235.4

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    306
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    de
  • Coin Series
    AMG Line Edition
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    43E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    92
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    306
  • Engine Power - KW
    225
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3800
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    295
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    40.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    400
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    245/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1444
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4686
  • Wheelbase
    2840
  • Width
    1810
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2020

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2475
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    300
  • Max. Loading Weight
    580
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1895
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.2
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Customer Reviews

   
Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

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Alun Davies

Alun Davies

"When I started looking to get a new (personal) lease car I contacted a number of leasing companies. Silverstone were by far the most responsive and helpful. They were able to order exactly the model of car I wanted at an excellent price. Every aspect of their service from setting up the lease contract to overseeing the delivery of the car was exemplary. They were attentive and responsive but never 'pushy'. Thouroughly recommended. A big thank you to all the Silverstone team, especially Holly who dealt with all my enquiries quickly and efficiently."

"2 months ago"

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

"Superb service. After having been really let down by another leasing company, Silverstone saved the day. Really professional, quick and pleasant staff. Clear communication and quality service from start to finish. I was so pleased with the service I leased another car from them! Thanks especially to Aby, who was a superstar. I leased a Tesla Model 3 (and now a Fiat 500 too!)"

"3 months ago"

Susan Frampton

Susan Frampton

"I cannot fault the service received from Silverstone Fleet Management, for Start to finish it was seamless. I was regularly kept in the loop with information and what was required from myself to proceed. Holly Palmer who is one of the SFM Sales Support Executive was very prompt in responding to my emails and sending me anything that I needed to complete for the process and acknowledging anything that I returned. Tom Bailey who is one of the SFM Account Managers was very prompt at sending me the original quotes and adapting them to suit my needs and alongside Holly keeping me informed at every point during the start to end process. The whole process took at the most 3 weeks from quoting, ordering to the delivery/collection. although I appreciate this was a stock vehicle and not ordered purposely for my requirements. I had to go and collect the vehicle in the end as there were no available drivers to deliver for the date that I needed the vehicle, but this was not a fault of SFM, who tried their best to get the vehicle to me for the requested date, but had I not needed the vehicle to go on holiday then I would only have had to wait a couple more days for delivery. I would totally recommend SFM to my family and friends and hopefully I will be able to put people/business their way. When my lease is up I would not hesitate to use SFM again and hopefully this review will persuade others to take a leap of faith in SFM as they really do deliver the fantastic service that they advertise"

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