We have several C-Class lease deals available, listed below. Some of the names can be confusing (what’s the difference between C200d Estate 1.6 Sport and the C220d Saloon 2.1 SE Executive, for example?) - let us clarify. The aspects of the name include:
Different model lines have different default features and appeal to different sections of the market. Don’t be tricked into thinking the SE is a ‘basic’ model though!
The SE is the C-Class in its purest form - an inviting and pleasant car to behold, to be inside of, and to drive. It effectively sets the tone for the family too: refined, elegant, practical, stylish.
From the outside these traits are immediately apparent. The 16” alloy wheels with multi-spoke design support the car, which is constructed with confident lines and immaculate paintwork. The halogen lamps, complete with integral LED daytime running lamps, add a touch of class. An inviting prospect.
Once inside, the standard features command your attention - reversing camera, multi-touch control touchpad, Dynamic Select - as does the powerfully dominant black Artico leather and high-gloss black trim. Luxury inside and out, just as you’d expect from a Merc. The driving area, including the center console, contain everything you need for a safe and confident drive.
The next step up the C-Class ladder is the Sport, which is a uniquely alluring car. This trim level features all the kit from the SE, with a bunch of special additions: 17" alloy wheels, Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, and active parking assist are just a few examples.
On the outside the mirror package gives the Sport mirrors that automatically dim and fold away when necessary. The suspension is lowered by 15mm from the SE, too, giving the car a more sporty and determined appearance.
Once you step in side you'll see the ambience is a little more refined, thanks to the Interior Lighting package which illuminates footwells, door handles, and give a courtesy lamp to each door.
The front seats are heated too - it's the little touches that make the biggest difference!
There are a C-Class few trim levels that are not available to lease from Vantage, but we’ve given a bit of information about them below as a resource.
The AMG Line upgrade is designed as a package. It gives the C-Class all the Sport's features, as well as additional extras including 18" alloy wheels, special AMG bodystyling, Sports braking system and Direct-Steer system, an analogue clock, and more.
For the discerning driver who is looking for that little extra from their vehicle.
Truly slick engineering - this is the hybrid version of the Mercedes C-Class which combines electric with traditional engines. This model appeals to the most environmentally conscious of us who want to reduce their fuel consumption at low speeds.
Mercedes claim this car "combines race-honed technology with dramatic and highly individual style", and they're not kidding. From the off it's obvious this is a remarkable car. Bodywork created just for the AMG line combines with a huge range of features - napa leather, flat-rimmed steering wheel, spoiler, ABS to name but a few - to create a car of distinction.
A beefier engine - 34hp more than the AMG C63 - combine with 19" alloy wheels, red brake calipers, cruise control, and a plethora of other tweaks to give the AMG C63 the final nudge it needs to take the top spot on the C-Class ladder.
The executive package is available on the SE and gives the following features: Active Parking Assist, Garmin Map Pilot navigation system to help you find your way, heated front seats, split folding rear seats in the saloon, or chrome roof rails in the estate.
You can see the performance figures for the Mercedes C-Class diesel engines below. These are the official figures supplied by Mercedes and are for reference - remember they may differ during actual usage! If you need a hand understanding any of the numbers, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.Saloons
CO2 combined emissions g/km: auto 111-119, manual 101-110 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 133
Acceleration (0-62mph): 10.1s
CO2 combined emissions g/km: auto 109-121, manual 103-110 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): auto 145, manual 145
Acceleration (0-62mph): auto 7.7, manual 7.4
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 109-121 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 153
Acceleration (0-62mph): 6.6
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 94-103 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 152
Acceleration (0-62mph): 6.4
CO2 combined emissions g/km: auto 114-124, manual 109-120 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 133
Acceleration (0-62mph): 10.1s
CO2 combined emissions g/km: auto 114-122, manual 108-115 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): auto 142, manual 143
Acceleration (0-62mph): auto 7.6, manual 7.9
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 117-125 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 150
Acceleration (0-62mph): 6.9
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 99-106 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 148
Acceleration (0-62mph): 6.7
Petrol engines were available on E-Class cars produced before the 2016 revamp, so we've left the following figures here for reference:
CO2 combined emissions g/km: manual 123-136, auto 123-135 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): manual 147, auto 146
Acceleration (0-62mph): manual 7.5, auto 7.3
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 48-52 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 155
Acceleration (0-62mph): 5.9
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 192
Maximum speed (mph): 155
Acceleration (0-62mph): 4.1 (4.0)
CO2 combined emissions g/km: manual 128-134, auto 128-142 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): manual 146, auto 145
Acceleration (0-62mph): manual 7.7, auto 7.5
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 49-53 depending on tyres
Maximum speed (mph): 153
Acceleration (0-62mph): 6.2
CO2 combined emissions g/km: 196
Maximum speed (mph): 155
Acceleration (0-62mph): 4.2 (4.1)
The C-Class has been reviewed by numerous popular car review sites. We've rounded up snippets from some of these to give you an idea of what other people are saying about the car, to help you make an informed decision on your Mercedes lease. If you have a specific question, regarding the C-Class, then give us a call and we happily talk you through the C-Class range and the leasing deals available.
At a glance scores from other review sites:
“Upmarket interior, economical engines, comfortable ride”
“The Mercedes C-Class has been a leading contender in the compact executive car market for years”
“a direct successor to the phenomenally successful W201; better known as the 190E”
“Mercedes decides the best way to take on the 3-Series is with an S-Class mini-me. Mercedes is right”
“feels aimed less at hooning about and more at proceeding in great comfort, safety and refinement”
“The C-Class has a seriously classy cabin”
“low CO2 emissions bring attractive company car tax bills”
“Cheap to run, classy new interior, comfortable suspension”
“The Mercedes C-Class is classier, more comfortable and even cheaper to run than before but let down by a noisy diesel engine”
“High-quality cabin, equipment levels and residual values, desirable styling”
“It’s better inside, by a mile, than most of its rivals and is competitive in key areas”
“Luxurious cabin, frugal engines, plenty of equipment”
“The Mercedes C-Class has always been one of the default choices when it comes to a premium, medium-sized saloon and this new model brings a whole new level of luxury, quality and equipment to the table.”
“Much improved interior quality. More refined and better to drive than predecessor. C200 Bluetec is impressive and economical. New six-speed manual.”
“this new model is completely distinct from its predecessor, with huge improvements across the board, thanks to a more appealing design and a step up in quality”
Sometimes, all you need to make that final decision is a quick reminder of the top reasons that you want to drive your dream car. Here’s a quick roundup of the top features of the beautifully refined Mercedes C Class:
Body types and trim: The C Class comes in saloon, estate, and two-door coupe body types, with trim lines running from SE to Sport and AMG Line. Equipment bundles (Executive, Premium, and Premium Plus) add in extra features, whilst the AMG C 63 comes with its own equipment list. The coupe has its own equipment list.
Engine: Most models in the C Class range run on diesel engines and use either a 1.6-litre single-turbo four-cylinder unit or 2.1-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder unit. The 2.1 can be added to with a 27bhp/250Nm electric motor in the 300h model, and the C 350e plug-in hybrid with 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine at 208bhp/350Nm can be supplemented with an 81bhp/340Nm electric motor. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is the same found in the base model C-Class with 181bhp/200Nm C 200. The top of the range is the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 Mercedes-AMG C 63.
Running costs: The C Class is available in three diesel engines, one petrol engine, the AMG V8 and a pair of hybrids, so running costs vary across the range. The C350e plug-in hybrid dips as low as 48-53g/km emissions, so it is exempt from both VED and the London congestion charge.
Top features: The C Class is full of fantastic features and tech, but some of our top picks include: cruise control, a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and Mercedes’ trademark man-made Artico leather as standard; heated seats, sat-nav and LED headlamps in the Sport and AMG Line cars; bespoke AMG instruments, high-backed sports seats and flat-bottomed steering wheel in the C 63; and the Premium Plus package (at £2,795) including keyless-go kit, Burmester stereo, ambient lighting, panoramic glass roof, and Comand sat-nav controller with 8.4” screen.
Safety ratings and reliability: Unsurprisingly for a car that rates so highly in so many other areas, the C Class is impressively well rated for reliability and safety. The standard equipment includes seven airbags, tyre-pressure warning, and a driver tiredness monitor. Euro NCAP has given the car a give-star crash test rating. Optional extras including Driver Assistance Pack with blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure assist. Other options include a head-up display and Active LED lights with high-beam assist and cornering function.External reviews
Take an all-‘round look at the C Class in these two YouTube video reviews. As these do link to an external site, we can’t guarantee the content will have remained the same, but last time we checked all was in order!
The first comes from Carwow’s Mat Watson:
… and the second from Auto Trader’s Paul Bond:
As you can probably tell, the C Class is a fantastic car to drive and outstandingly stylish to look at. You could just take our word for it, but here’s the full scoop from each of the reviewers listed on our ‘Review’ tab:Auto Express
Mercedes is synonymous with quality, and the C-Class is just the type of fantastic car you would expect from the brand. We’re proud to offer a selection of Mercedes C-Class lease deals here at Vantage, and we’ve put together some information to help ensure you make the right decision on your car lease.
If you have any other questions about leasing a C-Class, get in touch!
In days gone by the C-Class was considered the ‘entry level’ Mercedes, but since the A-Class and B-Class joined the maker’s ranks, it has climbed further up the range.
Since its inception in 1993 the C-Class has proved popular for Mercedes, and has gone through several incarnations. The current W205 series was introduced in 2014 and included several enticing features: a 100kg weight decrease and Mercedes’ first use of the Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform among them.
The current version of the C-Class represents the culmination of years of development and refinement – it’s a slick little car and has proved to a popular Mercedes lease.
As Auto Express so eloquently put it, “looks count for a lot in the executive car park and the Mercedes hits the spot”. If you’re considering a Mercedes C-Class lease it’s apparent that you’re a discerning driver with certain expectations from your vehicle, and we’re confident the car won’t disappoint.
We mentioned the MRA architecture and reduced weight before – these combine to improve the driving experience and efficiency of the vehicle, meaning that right from the start it offers a pleasant drive. Depending on the terrain (and your mood!) you can choose between Comfort, Eco, Sport and Sport+ mode. Each subtly changes the handling and feel of the car.
There are some slick features to take the pressure off of the driver included in the Driver Assist system – we’ll cover those in more detail in the safety section below.
There are one or two minor gripes. All the favourite review sites note that the C-Class has a loud diesel engine (with one describing it as the car “generally coarse and vocal character”).
Mercedes continue to make efforts to reduce the fuel burden of their cars, and the C-Class performs well in this regard. CarBuyer note that fuel economy is up 20% in the current C-Class range.
Leasing a Mercedes C-Class becomes a more attractive option when you see the fuel economy figures – outlined in full in the ‘specification’ tab above – and the resulting road tax figures. To give you a taster: the C220d can achieve 70.6mpg in the right conditions. Its emissions are 103g/km giving a road tax value of £20 per year.
Of course as you move upward through the range to the meatier engines the fuel efficiency decreases and emissions increase, but we’re sure there will be something in the range to match your tastes.
The C-Class’ standard equipment demonstrates Mercedes’ commitment to providing luxury and comfortable vehicles. Reversing camera, multi-touch control touchpad and black Artico leather interior are just some of the sophisticated and functional features you can expect as standard in your leased C-Class.
In terms of equipment included as standard, reviewers note that the C-Class performs favourably compared to other similar vehicles in the class.
Of course there are also plenty of optional extras you can choose from, including various interior packages to give the car the personal flair you require, a dynamic handling package conferring benefits including raised and self-leveling suspension, a 360 degree camera providing a view of the car’s surroundings, and much more.
The C-Class received an 87.17% average score from the Driver Power survey, with some people expressing concern with the reliability of electrically controlled functions. The car ranked 188 out of 200 cars surveyed, but as Auto Express highlight: drivers often feel the performance and ride quality outweigh the potential issues.
The car’s Benefit-in-Kind BiK rating is low at 18%, meaning a C-Class lease is a good choice for those with company-car privileges.
A range of features in the car demonstrate Mercedes’ desire to create a practical and comfortable drive – an effort in which reviewers feel they have succeeded.
Interior space is good, with the driver and front passenger having plenty of room to get comfortable. Passengers in the back have enough leg and shoulder space providing they’re not too tall – rear headroom is lower than it could be because of the car’s sloping roof. 480 litres of boot space – exactly the same amount as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 series – should prove enough for most people’s needs.
The C-Class scored 5 stars in the Euro NCAP safety test, with 92% for adult occupants, 84% for child occupants, 77% for pedestrians, and 70% for safety assist.
The car has many safety features including airbags (seven of them), a driver tiredness monitor that notifies you to take a rest if it detects tiredness, and a tyre-pressure warning system to prevent issues arising.
An optional Driver Assistance Pack offers blind-spot warning, lane departure assist and adaptive cruise control. Head-up display and Active LED lights can be added as further extras, if you want to further reduce the burden on yourself when driving.
It’s important to have peace of mind when choosing your car, and a Mercedes C-Class lease is a good bet.
A well designed and well received car that has been a cornerstone of the Mercedes range since its launch in the 90s. This car will fit comfortably in any corporate car-park, and the BiK rating makes it a viable company car choice.
A C-Class lease is the chance for you to drive a prestigious car from one of the world’s most famous brands – one that is safe and comfortable, and a pleasant drive. Add to that the option of delving into the extensive list of optional features, and you have the ability to build a car tailored to your needs.
We have a range of competitive Mercedes C-Class lease deals for both business lease and personal lease. If you are looking to lease a Mercedes C Class and can’t quite find the right Mercedes C-Class offers for you, give the Vantage team a call.
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