The C 220 d is diesel version of the C 200 entry-level grade in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class range and it comes in two body styles: Sedan for $64,900; Estate for $67,400.

Standard features include 'Artico' upholstery, which is a synthetic attempt at leather, reversing camera, shifting paddles, dual-zone climate control, aluminium roof rails on the Estate, LED headlights, 64-colour ambient lighting and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The C 220 d has a 143kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a nine-speed auto sending drive to the rear wheels

The C-Class was awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP rating when it was tested in 2014. The C 220 d comes fitted with nine airbags, AEB which works most effectively at lower speeds and blind spot warning.