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Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 2004 Review

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Buy with confidence; all Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a factory backed warranty, 100 point safety check, comprehensive service history and 24hr roadside assistance.

How about Brizzy to Sydney – good too eh?

Either is not a problem for the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDi turbo diesel.

It is a real fuel miser that can consume as little as 5.5 litres/100km without trying too hard.

Say what!

That's right, the Benz oiler is as economical as a small 1.3-litre econobox but there the similarity ends.

You won't have to put up with wimpy performance for a start nor will you suffer a lack of creature comforts, safety or satisfying dynamics.

The 220 benefits from all the upgrades that came with the recent C-Class revamp – improved steering, suspension, paint, interior, freshened exterior look and it also gained more power now rated at 110kw/340Nm.

  • Has great throttle response thanks to high torque output at low engine revs.
  • Five speed auto shifts smoothly, has sequential manual mode.
  • Engine is a four cylinder with high pressure common rail technology for low emissions and fuel consumption.
  • Sounds like a diesel at idle, doesn't sound like anything once underway. Smooth and quite operation, has balance shafts inside engine.
  • Impressive ride and handling for what is essen- tially a compact family sedan. Tenacious grip, flat cornering, supple ride, great brakes and steering.
  • Weighs more than you think – 1540kg, doesn't feel that heavy.
  • Has tight turning circle, large boot with auto open – look out, it opens fast.
  • Seats are fairly flat, no lumbar adjustment but otherwise, good driving position.
  • Interior is light and airy, easy to operate controls, good audio, efficient climate control.
  • Like the auto-on headlights.
  • Styling still has impact – classy, sporty, distinctively Benz.
  • Five star European NCAP rating.
  • Filling at diesel pump usually results in stinky hands. Take disposable gloves.
  • Car feels like it will last years and it probably will. Buy one, keep it for 20 years.

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C320 Evolution 3.2L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $12,300 – 17,820 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2004 C320 Evolution Pricing and Specs
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