Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220d 2018
With its new diesel engine and gearbox, the big-selling C-Class is as good as any of its rivals, or is it?
What is it?
The Mercedes-Benz C220d is the biggest-selling version of Britain’s best-selling compact executive saloon.
New engines mated with nine-speed automatic transmissions equip the latest facelifted C-Class models. The range includes Mercedes' very newest 1.5-litre 48-volt turbo petrol which powers the new C200. But it’s the upper-middle-range diesel, 192bhp C220d, that the German manufactirer expects to continue to dominate the sales mix.
The car’s also now got optional digital instruments, some new active safety systems, new ‘multibeam’ LED headlights and redesigned bumpers front and rear: the usual mid-cycle update fayre. For now at least, prices on the wider C-Class range start from just north of £33,000 with CO2 emissions from 117g/km.
What's it like?
For this car, Mercedes’ has retired its long-serving and somewhat coarse 2.1-litre four-pot diesel engine and brought in its new-generation 2.0-litre, as seen in the latest E-Class. What a difference it makes...
Mercedes-Benz C220d SE specification
- Price £35,690
- Engine 4cyls in line, 1950cc, turbodiesel
- Power 192bhp at 3800rpm
- Torque 295lb ft at 1600-2800rpm
- Top speed 149mph 0-62mph 6.9sec
- Gearbox 9-spd automatic
- Kerb weight 1585kg
- Fuel economy 61.4mpg CO2 121g/km
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