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Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250 2014 Review

The new Mercedes-Benz C250
EXPERT RATING
8
We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars as we ask the questions to which you want the answers. But there's only one question that really needs answering would you buy one? What is it? This is the mid-spec, turbo, petrol new model C-Class sedan. It's the new generation model with a whack of
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We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars as we ask the questions to which you want the answers. But there's only one question that really needs answering would you buy one?

What is it?

This is the mid-spec, turbo, petrol new model C-Class sedan. It's the new generation model with a whack of kit that flows down from the huge S-Class Benz limo. It is a four door sedan with rear wheel drive and seats for five with a large boot.

How much?

This one goes for $68,900 just on the Luxury Tax Trigger price but because of fuel efficiency, buyers get a leg up with a reduction in tax. Benz jammed in more kit too - just to sweeten the deal.

What are competitors?

BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, possibly Lexus IS250, new Infiniti Q50.

What's under the bonnet?

Gets a petrol 2.0-litre four banger with 155kW/350Nm output that feels stronger than the stats suggest. The engine has some on demand ancillaries, friction reduction technology, high pressure direct fuel injection and variable cam timing. Transmission is a seven speed conventional fluid auto driving the rear wheels.

How does it go?

Really well given it's a four door family "prestige" sedan and not a sports sedan. Puts away a 0-100kmh sprint in 6.6 seconds but has strong roll on and slick paddle shift with a gear for every contingency. Who needs a 3.5 V6?

Is it economical?

Yep, drinking premium unleaded the C250 sips at 6.0-litres/100km producing commendably low levels of carbon dioxide in the process.

Is it green?

Not yet rated but the previous model scored 4.5 out of five, this one's better in every way... so 5.0 indicated, Eco stop/start, lighter body, efficient transmission, low rolling resistance, 0.24Cd (slippery)aerodynamics.

Is it safe?

Strong 5.0 star. Scores a full suite of driver assist systems including adaptive radar cruise with braking called Distronic, brake assist,active lane keeping, active park assist, adaptive high beam,attention assist,collision prevention assist and Command voice control - among others.

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Is it comfortable?

Superbly - and also sporty - bit of a compromise but the C250 pulls it off. Has a new front four link suspension helping matters, leather upholstery, premium audio, the latest infotainment and Bluetooth that automatically hooks up. Interior is hypoallergenic so no sneezing, larger dimensions mean more room inside, bigger boot.

What's it like to drive?

Awesome. Could happily live with this car day in day out and on weekends. It looks striking on the road like a bigger Benz and feels like it to drive - a feel good car for sure. Performance not lacking, easy on the petrol, controlled dynamics.

Is it value for money?

Compared with competitors yes.

Pricing guides

$35,888
Based on 186 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$19,990
Highest Price
$111,000

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
C180 1.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $18,000 – 25,080 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 C180 Pricing and Specs
C63 AMG 6.2L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $65,800 – 83,160 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 C63 AMG Pricing and Specs
C63 AMG Edition 507 6.2L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $66,500 – 84,040 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 Pricing and Specs
C250 CDI 2.1L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $23,000 – 31,240 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 C250 CDI Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Pricing Guide

$19,990

Lowest price, based on 172 car listings in the last 6 months

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