The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Executive SE special edition brings added value for the customer with an exterior styling pack and interior upgrades. Available from November 2009 and powered by the manual C180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY engine, it is offered in both the Saloon and Estate bodystyle.

The special edition follows on from the success of the E-Class Executive SE and is based on the SE model line. The C-Class Executive SE will feature the Sport Grille with the integrated Mercedes-Benz star, usually exclusive to the Sport model. New look 16” ‘Pristix’ alloy wheels will also be a distinguishing feature and the boot lid and exhaust will boast chrome trim finishes.

On the inside the Executive SE really comes into its own with COMAND fitted as standard. The multimedia system includes hard disk drive navigation, Linguatronic voice control, a 6 GB music register and a PCMCIA slot. All of which can be fully controlled through the Executive SE’s upgraded multi-function steering wheel.

At £23,190.64 (Estate, £24,390.11) OTR the Executive SE is just £574.47(ex VAT) more than the SE, yet offers the customer over £2,200 in added value.

Powered by the C 180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY 156 hp engine, the Executive SE returns 44.8 mpg on the combined cycle, making it a real contender for both the fleet and private customer. CO2 emissions of just 154 g/km place the Executive SE saloon in the 18 per cent tax band, making tax payable just £68.96 a month for the saloon for those paying 20 per cent tax and £137.91 for those paying 40 per cent tax.

As with every manual C-Class the Executive SE features Hill Start Assist, removing the need to operate the parking brake whilst moving away from a standstill. The system holds the car for a second enabling the driver to move from the brake onto the accelerator for a smooth pull away.

EuroNCAP awarded the C-Class a full five stars when it launched in 2007 and as you would expect the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has an impressive line-up of standard safety features. Pre-Safe® the intelligent, anticipatory safety system will trigger the seat belt pre-tensioners, close the side windows (and electric sunroof if fitted) and move the front passenger seat into the safest position (if the Memory package is fitted) if an accident is imminent. The C-Class is also fitted with Adaptive brake lights. If the driver applies the brakes suddenly and forcefully the brake lights will start to flash to alert drivers behind them.

Like every Mercedes-Benz the C-Class Executive SE comes with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty and is covered by Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance, a unique package comprising up to 30 years pan-European breakdown assistance so long as the vehicle continues to be serviced by Mercedes-Benz Official Workshops.