Mercedes UK has opened the order books for the refreshed C-Class Saloon and Estate models, while at the same time revealing how much they cost.
The facelifted C-Class is priced from £33,180, landing you the petrol-powered C200 SE Saloon model, while the Estate version, with the same engine, starts from £34,380. The more powerful version of the C-Class this side of a C63, aka the AMG C43, starts from £49,675 in Saloon form, while the Estate starts at £50,875.
Instead of simply redesigning a few bits and bobs, Mercedes took the opportunity to introduce a range of new, more efficient petrol and diesel powertrains, as well as more modern tech inside the cabin.
Customers can now opt for a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, with the infotainment system also getting a much needed refresh, now featuring a 10.25-inch display.
New Mild-Hybrid Powertrain For The Updated C200
The facelifted Mercedes C-Class will be available with three powertrain choices in the C200, C220d and the AMG C43. The C200, which is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive versions, now features an all-new 1.5-liter petrol engine that’s sitting at the heart of a mild hybrid powertrain. The new engine works together with belt-driven starter/alternator, branded as EQ Boost, which adds 14hp to the total output of 181hp (184PS) and 206lb-ft (280Nm) of peak torque.
Mercedes says that the new mild-hybrid C200 is now returning up to 46.3 mpg UK (4Matic: 42.2 mpg UK) on the combined cycle while emitting 136g/km of CO2 (4Matic: 148g/km).
The single diesel variant, the C220d, uses the same 2.0-liter engine that debuted in the E-Class. It produces 191hp (194PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) and returns an average of 61.4 mpg UK and CO2 emissions from 117g/km.
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As for the C43 4Matic, it uses a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with 384hp (390PS) and 383lb-ft (520Nm) of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.7 seconds. All available powertrains in the C-Class range are paired to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.
Sales of the new Mercedes C-Class have already started, with the first deliveries expected to arrive in July.