Like Australia’s great Ford and Holden duel, the equivalent German rivals (BMW and Mercedes) do battle in Europe. The design and technological advancements that are made from testing and motor racing provide the consumer with some mouth-watering results. As can be expected in a German luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C220 shows the styling and taste that one would come to expect from a finely honed and engineered Mercedes Benz.
The new Mercedes Benz C220 CDI is curvier and sports a sleeker nose, lower grille and just the one large windscreen wiper. The mirrors are flared in for lower noise.
The C220 CDI comes with a powerplant that is hungry for a demanding drive. The very efficient turbo-diesel is capable of returning just 5.5 litres/100 km! Torque is amazing too. Can you imagine how effortless the driving progress could be with 400 Nm of peak torque available? I find this outstanding when you consider that you are only creating this amount of twist from a 4-cylinder 2.1 litre motor. The slick-shifting five speed automatic uses the power very well and is a pleasure to use.
Blended with the lively performance is the impressive ride and handling for what one could consider a compact family sedan. The Mercedes Benz C220 CDI corners with ease and provides a ride that is smooth and well balanced. Much of the C220’s handling and ride comes from the upgrades Mercedes has incorporated into the C-class vehicle. The Dynamic Stability Control, speed adjusting steering and ABS brakes provide confident levels of grip and control. There are side curtain and door airbags in the front and rear as well as front driver and passenger airbags that ensure safety is paramount.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz C220 is stylish and well designed with all the controls within easy reach for the driver. There is a nice blend of leather and wood throughout, and the comfortable seating offers ample head and leg room for even tall adults. As with all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, luxury isn’t just a word. There are many options to choose from to customize your interior with fully adjustable climate control, premium leather seating and quite an array of audio systems. The Mercedes-Benz C220 may just be the ride you’re looking for!
Recently, the Mercedes Benz C220 CDI was named Car of the Year by Wheels magazine. This sedan sailed through the nine-stage test to come out on top, thanks to its excellent handling (even on dirt, thanks to the fantastic ESP), the top-notch safety features and the ergonomic cabin. C-Class – first class! Test drive the Mercedes Benz C220 CDI for yourself and see what they raved about.
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