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Initial UK prices and specs:

The new C-Class takes a step closer to its arrival in the UK today as prices and specifications are announced.

Available with a choice of two engines and three comprehensively specified model lines, prices for the new C-Class range start from £26,855 OTR. The first examples of the new C-Class are set to be delivered to customers in June.

At launch, a choice of a 1,991 cc, four-cylinder petrol engine and a 2,143 cc, four-cylinder diesel engine will be offered, each available with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearboxes.

UK engine line-up at launch:

(hp) Torque
(Nm) 0-62/ max
(mph) Combined economy
(mpg) / CO2 (g/km)
C 200 (petrol) 184 300 7.5/147
(auto: 7.3/146) 53.3/123
(auto: 53.3/123)
C 220 BlueTEC 170 400 7.7/145
(auto: 7.4/145) 70.6/103
(auto: 65.7/109)

Note: all figures are for SE model line

A further three engine variants - the C 200 BlueTEC, C 250 BlueTEC and C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID will follow during the course of the year.

Three model lines will make up the new C-Class range - SE, Sport and the AMG Line. Among the equipment highlights, the Sport model adds 17-inch alloy wheels (up from 16-inch on the SE), LED headlights, lowered comfort suspension, chrome exterior trim and Garmin® Map Pilot Navigation. The AMG Line adds 18-inch AMG wheels, AMG bodystyling and steering wheel, sports suspension and an Artico finish to the upper dashboard.

The new C-Class is set to be among the best-equipped cars in its class. Standard equipment fitted to every new C-Class will include an advanced and intuitive touchpad to control the entertainment functions via the centrally-mounted seven-inch colour display. Enhancing comfort, Artico upholstery will be fitted as standard along with two-zone air conditioning and a media interface located in the central storage between the front seats.

Practical technologies are also fitted as standard - with a reversing camera, rain sensing wipers, Attention Assist, Speedtronic cruise control, heated windscreen wiper washers, a tyre pressure monitoring system and Collision Prevention Assist Plus all appearing on the new C-Class.

The comfort and safety systems are joined by the Agility Select system - a rocker switch allowing the driver to choose between Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual modes (the latter allowing a bespoke setup) each affecting the vehicle’s behaviour. In Eco mode, for example, the car will be set-up to be as efficient as possible, lowering the shift point of the gear changes, softening the throttle response and even reducing power to the heated seats and rear window and the air conditioning system to focus
on economy.

Conversely, Sport mode will sharpen the throttle response as well as firming up the suspension on cars equipped with the optional AIRMATIC system.

Customers wishing to tailor their car to their specific requirements can select from a series of option packs. On the SE this includes the Executive Pack (£995) which features Garmin® Map Pilot navigation, heated front seats and split folding rear seats. Available on the Sport and AMG Line is the Driving Assistance Package (£1,495), which adds Distronic Plus, Blind Spot Assist, Pre-safe and Lane-Keeping Assist.

Comfort and convenience are the focus of the Premium Pack (£1,595) on the Sport and AMG Line variants, which adds an electrically operated panoramic glass sunroof, a memory package for the electric front seats, an ambient lighting system allowing a choice of three colours (and five intensities) as well as keyless-go, hands-free access to the boot and powered boot closing.

The Premium Plus Pack (£2,795) includes all the elements of the Premium pack but adds COMAND Online and the 590W Burmester Surround Sound System.

Additional options include the AIRMATIC Agility Package (£895) - comprising variable, self-levelling air suspension - a head-up display system (£825), the Air Balance Package (£350 - including a choice of four fragrances and air filtering) and a 360 degree camera (£335).

Full pricing details:

Engine Model Transmission CO2 Rec. OTR
price (£) P11d
(£) BIK tax
C 200 SE 6-speed manual 123 £26,855 £26,800 17%
7-speed automatic 123 £28,355 £28,300 17%
Sport 6-speed manual 124 £28,850 £28,795 17%
7-speed automatic 124 £30,350 £30,295 17%
AMG Line 6-speed manual 128 £30,345 £30,290 18%
7-speed automatic 127 £31,845 £31,790 18%
C 220 BlueTEC SE 6-speed manual 103 £29,365 £29,310 16%
7-speed automatic 109 £30,865 £30,810 17%
Sport 6-speed manual 104 £31,360 £31,305 16%
7-speed automatic 110 £32,860 £32,805 18%
AMG Line 6-speed manual 106 £32,855 £32,800 17%
7-speed automatic 113 £34,355 £34,300 18%

Premium Plus Package is a great deal :)
Would be very surprised if the UK got a V6 petrol but not a V6 diesel...

I thought the same. Can't be right can it?

But if the do a C400 in estate form and the depreciation isn't too bad I'd be a happy boy.
I thought the same. Can't be right can it?

But if the do a C400 in estate form and the depreciation isn't too bad I'd be a happy boy.

Looks like in the UK we will only get the 4 cylinder cars for now and later the V8 AMG.

I don't think we'll get any 6 cylinder cars at all by the looks of things.

V6 Petrol is probably just to keep the US market happy.
Looks like in the UK we will only get the 4 cylinder cars for now and later the V8 AMG.

I don't think we'll get any 6 cylinder cars at all by the looks of things.

V6 Petrol is probably just to keep the US market happy.

on facelift 212 E class saloon and estates, no V6 petrol either.
I was fiddling about on the other night and managed to get the configuator for the new C-class up. I know it was via an odd route (which I can't replicate) and the funny thing was the front and rear lights were missing from all the mocked-up cars.
But you could change the colours and model line and add all the options. Only had the two 4 cylinder engines on the list.
I'm new to posting anything on here but I feel so strongly about this I have to say something.
I really hate the tablet look screen. I hate it on the A class, B class and now it's made it onto the C class. If it's going to look like a tablet it should be detachable so a passenger can play with it on their lap and talk to the car via local wifi/Bluetooth.
I just bought my new Merc last year so hopefully these will have had a facelift by the time I'm ready for a replacement.
Cheesy ad, but it nicely demonstrates some of the features: [YouTube]Mo3D53N6CVE[/YouTube]
How good would that console and interior look, WITHOUT the cheap tablet thingy stuck on, looking like an after thought.
Doesn't look modern, just tacky in my opinion.

All that arty stuff from the designers about sensual purity is ace and looks credible, then they go and stick the tablet thingy on and undermine the whole thing.

Tell me there's an alternative that doesn't mean a BMW
Mercedes plans C450 AMG Sport for 2015
Mercedes plans C450 AMG Sport for 2015 | Autocar

Looks quite interesting and a good compromise if you don't want i) a derv ii) a C63 and iii) a four-pot. Looks like it'll be offered in 4Matic guise too.

Edit: then again, who in their right mind wouldn't want a C63 (of those fortunate enough to be able to buy/run one, that is)?

I really hope they offer this in estate form, in the UK. I'd buy one if I can't afford a real AMG!

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