Mercedes-Benz has announced UK pricing for the new 2014 C-Class.
The new C-Class will be priced from £26,855, with first deliveries expected in June.
To start with, two engines will be available – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with 184hp and 300Nm of torque, plus a 2.1-litre four-cylinder diesel with 170hp and 400Nm.
The petrol unit, badged C200, can sprint from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds (7.3 for auto models) and on to a top speed of 147mph (146mph auto). Economy is respectable at 53.3mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 123 g/km placing it in VED Band D (£105 pa).
The C220 BlueTec diesel is only marginally slower to 62mph at 7.7 seconds (7.4 auto) with a 145mph top speed. Economy, however, is its strong-point, recording 70.6mpg (65.7 auto) on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 103 g/km (109 auto) earning it a place in VED Band B with a £20 annual road tax bill.
A C200, C250 and C300 BlueTec Hybrid will follow later.
Three grades will be available – SE, Sport and AMG Line – with all models featuring a seven-inch colour display for the infotainment system, Artico upholstery, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, automatic wipers and even heated windscreen washers all as standard, as well as a whole host of electro-safety systems.
The Sport model adds 17-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, LED headlights, chrome trim and Garmin satellite navigation, while the AMG Line brings 18-inch alloy wheels, AMG styling kit, sports suspension and an Artico finish for the dashboard top surface.
As well as a multitude of options, a series of packs will be available. The £995 Executive Pack adds Garmin satnav, heated front seats and split-folding rear seats to SE models, while the £1,495 Driving Assistance Package adds Distronic Plus cruise control, Blind Spot Assist, Pre-safe and Lane-Keeping Assist. The £1,595 Premium Pack adds electric panoramic glass sunroof, seat memory, keyless entry, powered tailgate and ambient lighting, while a further Premium Pack Plus for £2,795 includes the Premium Pack but goes on to add COMAND Online navigation and infotainment system coupled to a 590W Burmester surround sound system.
|C 200||SE||6-speed manual||123||£26,855||£26,800||17%|
|AMG Line||6-speed manual||128||£30,345||£30,290||18%|
|C 220 BlueTEC||SE||6-speed manual||103||£29,365||£29,310||16%|
|AMG Line||6-speed manual||106||£32,855||£32,800||17%|