Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220d Coupe 2019 UK review

It will come as no surprise that the two-door C-Class finds itself in the minority on Britain’s roads.

Last year, Mercedes sold 8000 of the things - but managed to find homes for almost three times as many C-Class saloons. We at Autocar feel that’s a shame, as with styling inspired by the significantly pricier S-Class, the Coupé perhaps fulfils the laid-back luxury brief even better than the four-door.

That’s especially true in this facelifted form, which is the first to use Mercedes’ entry-grade diesel engine. The all-new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder replaces the outgoing 2.1-litre unit, gaining an extra 24bhp for a total of 191bhp.

It delivers the same 295lb ft of torque as before, but promises greater refinement and efficiency. Mercedes expects it to be the most popular choice for saloon customers, and it stands to make an impression on coupé buyers as well.

It’s tested here in sportier AMG Line trim, and with the optional Performance Plus package that adds a whole host of extras including panoramic sunroof, 12.3in digital instrument cluster, uprated stereo system and distinctive interior ambient lighting.

Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense in the sleeker, two-door C-Class, which gets uprated in-cabin tech and premium extras

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220d AMG Line Coupé specification

Where Kent, UK Price £48,495 On sale Now Engine 6 cyls in line, 1950cc, turbocharged, diesel Power 192bhp at 3800rpm Torque 295lb ft at 1600-2800rpm Gearbox 9-spd automatic Kerb weight 1785kg Top speed 145mph 0-62mph 7.5sec Fuel economy 58.9mpg CO2 126g/km Rivals BMW 4 Series, Audi A5

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