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New 70mpg C-Class C 220 BlueTEC will cost around £30,000, Mercedes reveal

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Published: 4 February 2014


The new C-Class C 220 BlueTEC will cost from £30,865 for a 7-speed automatic. 


It has 170hp, accelerates from zero to 62mph in 7.7 seconds and has a claimed combined fuel economy of 70.6mpg. 



Three model lines will make up the new C-Class BlueTEC 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,


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.


The SE C 220 BlueTEC in six-speed manual will cost £29,365 while the seven-speed automatic will set drivers back £30,865. The manual Sport will cost £31,360 and the automatic will be priced at £32,860. And the AMG Line manual will be marketed at £32,855 with the automatic costing £34,355. 


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