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Mercedes-Benz – C-class

It comes as no surprise to find the new Mercedes C-Class has more than a passing resemblance to a scaled down S-Class in looks. The fourth iteration of the C-Class also follows its big brother’s lead by shedding weight to improve economy and emissions, with the C-Class set to include a sub-100g/km model for the first time. This version will use a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine that will come with 115- or 136bhp, but Mercedes is yet to confirm exact economy and emission figures for this motor. There will also be a new 2.2-litre turbodiesel with power options spread between 115- and 204bhp, while the C220 BlueTEC has 170bhp, 70.6mpg and 103g/km emissions. Every new C-Class will feature stop-start technology and there will also be a C300 BlueTEC Hybrid model with a combined power output of 231bhp that will return 72,4mpg combined economy. This will be followed by a plug-in hybrid model. Mercedes has made the new C longer, lower and wider and it has a more luxurious cabin that again has more than a passing similarity to the S-Class’. Prices and full specifications will be confirmed closer to the C-Class going on sale in June.