New 2014 Mercedes C-class - does the compact executive class have a new leader?


The all-new 2014 Mercedes C-class is the most important model the firm will launch over the next few years. The exec saloon takes styling cues from the S-class, but the real question is can it outperform the BMW 3-series?

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-class is set to be here for a while, because Mercedes isn’t planning on replacing this fifth-generation C-class for another seven years. So, until 2021, this is the C-class, and if ever Mercedes needed to get a car right, and get it right from the word go, this is it.

It’s a touch bigger than before, both inside and out, but, crucially, it’s also between 70kg and 100kg lighter than the previous model. And it’s more aerodynamically efficient, which, in turn, helps it to be more ecologically efficient, too. But is it better to drive? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

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