Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the new C-Class Estate will be priced from £28,055 when it arrives in the UK this September.

Initially only three engines will be offered, starting with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit in the C 200 that develops 184hp and 300Nm of torque.

Perhaps the more interesting option is the entry-level diesel unit of the C 220 BlueTEC.  The 2.1-litre turbodiesel produces 170hp and 400Nm of torque, but more impressive are the economy figures of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 108 g/km, leading to an annual road tax bill of just £20.

Both entry-level units are available with a choice of either six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

For now, the range is topped off by the C 250 BlueTEC that uses a high-power version of the 2.1-litre diesel with 204hp and 500Nm.  It achieves 62.8mpg while emitting 117 g/km of CO2.

Two additional engines will follow later in the year in the shape of the C 200 BlueTEC diesel and C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

Three trim grades are offered – SE, Sport and AMG Line – while six options packs – Executive Pack, Premium Pack, Premium Plus Pack, Driving Assistance Pack, AirMatic Agility Pack, and Air-Balance Pack – allow further customisation.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate Prices

ModelTransmissionPower (hp)Torque (Nm)Economy (MPG)CO₂(g/km) from:Price(OTR)
200 petrol – 1,991 cc, four-cylinderSix-speed manual or 7-speed automatic18430051.4128£28,055
220 BlueTEC, diesel  2,143 cc,four-cylinderSix-speed manual or 7-speed automatic17040065.7108£30,565
250 BlueTEC, diesel 2,143 cc,four-cylinder7-speed automatic20450062.8117£33,220