Hi all, Thought I would give a summary of my car after 9 weeks of ownership. Spec: C250CDI Coupe Edition 125 Cavansite Blue Alpaca Grey Leather Panoramic Roof Dynamic Handling Package Extended Light Package Engine – given this is a 4 cylinder, the performance is very good. Noise levels rise in the cabin when pushed to work hard but the unit is quiet under a feathered throttle and when cruising. Gearbox – in normal (economy) mode, gear changes are made very low down the rev range but given that max torque is below 2000rpm then this is no surprise. Change to sport mode and the box extends the rev range for cog swapping but still has a very smooth operation. Dynamic Handling Package - to my mind well worth the money. Does what it says on the tin. Steering is much sharper. Suspension gets taught but not overly firm and the gearbox gives you more fun using the manual change either by flicking the stick sideways or via the paddles. Car is very composed through bends and is not easily put off by uneven surfaces/ potholes. Motorway miles are effortless. Economy – being a private purchase, this was an important area. Overall, according to the trip computer, the car has been used for 74 hours in total with an average of 53.3 MPG over 2,500 miles. The majority of these miles are my 60 mile round trip to work which consists of 14 on back roads and the rest on the M1 with about 15 miles through 50MPH restrictions due to road works. I have attended a couple of roadcraft sessions so have learnt about improving economy – lighter braking, smooth acceleration etc. Interior and Comfort – light and airy with the colour and roof combination. Easy to get to good driving position although the roof does impede on headroom so the seat could do with some further lowering Ergonomics are fine with everything falling to hand. COMMAND system works well. Forward vision is good although slightly hampered at night by some reflections in the screen from the instrument binnacle. Rear vision is restricted due to a combination of a steeply raked rear screen and the rear head rests. Could do with some more cubby space and because the front seats are hard casing and sculpted at at the rear (to aid rear space) there are no seat pockets. Intelligent Light System – very clever at knowing which beam spread to use according to the type of road you are on but the automatic dip can be slow so you need to be alert to dip manually to stop blinding on-coming traffic. Wheels and Tyres – came with the 18” 7 spoke alloys with wider ones at the rear. Did want the Twin 5 spoke but this was not possible due to supply problems. The 7 spoke ones are very easy to keep clean though. The Conti tyres I have found to be a bit noisy compared to the 19” Pirellis I had on my Peugoet. Might change make when the time comes. I have ordered some Winter alloys/tyres through MB – still waiting after 4 weeks and paying a deposit. Overall – I think MB have done a competent job on the C Class Coupe. A worthy contender for the 3 series and Audi A5 (I did try both – BMW ride too hard, Audi not a pleasant ride at all) Looking forward to many more miles in my first Merc! Steve B.