The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-class saloon has been priced from £26,855 ahead of the first UK deliveries in June. Order books are now open.
Two variants of the C-class, the C200 petrol and the C220 BlueTec diesel will be available at launch. Prices for the C200, which is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine producing 179bhp and 221lb ft of torque, start at £26,855 for an entry-level SE model fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox. Prices for Sport and AMG Line editions rise to £28,850 and £30,345 respectively.
C220 BlueTec models are powered by a 168bhp, 295lb ft 2.1-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, with prices starting from £29,365. Top-spec AMG Line models are priced from £32,855. Models fitted with the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission command a £1500 premium over manual.
C220 BlueTec SE models fitted with manual transmissions offer the lowest CO2 emissions of the launch range, at 103g/km. The diesel offers 70.6mpg, compared with 53.3mpg in the C200 petrol.
The C200 is the fastest to 62mph, at 7.5 seconds, with C220 BlueTec models managing 7.7 seconds in manual guise. The two C-class models have top speeds of 147mph and 145mph respectively.
A C200 BlueTec and a C250 BlueTec, the latter of which has 201bhp and 369lb ft of torque, will be added to the line-up over the next year alongside a C300 Bluetec Hybrid variant. This is offered with the C250 Bluetec-spec version of the 2.1-litre turbodiesel engine, and gains an electric motor with 28bhp and 184lb ft.
Each of these three additional C-class variants will be offered with Mercedes’ new nine-speed automatic gearbox, codenamed NAG3 and known as 9G-Tronic.