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Mercedes-Benz C-Class details revealed

Mercedes-Benz says ‘significant upgrades’ to its 2013 C-Class range have been designed to appeal to both the corporate and retail markets.

Highlights include: an all-new trim structure for the Saloon and Estate models of Executive SE, AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus; Coupé available as an AMG Sport or AMG Sport Plus; and a new engine for the C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY.

Described as ‘ultra-efficient’, this 1.6-litre petrol direct-injection turbocharged power plant develops 154hp at 5,000rpm.

It returns 47.9mpg and 138g CO2/km in the Saloon, 47.9mpg and 139g CO2/km in the Estate and 44.1mpg and 149g CO2/km in the Coupé.

Mercedes predicts it will reduce company car benefit in kind (BIK) by up to 4% and CAP immediately announced a 5% (£450) increase in residual values for the entry-level trim grade.

In terms of spec, the Executive SE features a sports grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, Artico upholstery and LED daytime running lights, while the new AMG Sport Saloon and Estate models boast 17-inch AMG wheels and halogen headlights.

Prices start from £25,915 for the Saloon, £27,115 for the Estate and £30,090 for the Coupé, with Service Care packages to spread the cost of routine maintenance from £27 per month.

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