The Mercedes C250 CDI Coupe Review

Today we take a look at the marvellous Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI Coupe. It’s considered the company’s main weapon to rival BMW’s ever popular 3 Series coupe and Audi’s superb A5 coupe. As you can imagine the car certainly has a lot to live up to in that respect.

Not exactly a 2.5 litre car

Surprisingly the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI doesn’t live up to it’s a name like the brand may do usually. We say that because the car has a 2.1 litre four cylinder diesel under the bonnet (The same engine used in the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI). The car is quite powerful despite an emphasis on economy, with it able to produce 201 BHP and produce 369 lb ft of torque.

Great gear shifting

A six speed manual gearbox transmission comes as standard. Many expert reviews which we have come across describe the car’s gear transmission as excellent. Shifting through gears when driving at speed is easy and swift, making overtaking that bit easier and more fun.

Economy benefits

It’s economical benefits are the highlight of the car’s main attributes. The engine used within the car averaged 50 MPG and can drive over 500 miles, according to one review.

Still good enough without the extras!

The car has £7,000 worth of optional extras, but without them the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI is still a great car worthy of owning.

Designed the calmer type of driver

The car is considered to be suited to more conservative drivers, who prefer a quiet smooth drive along the motorway rather than taking corners at speed. As a cruiser, the C250 CDI is one of the best. It’s quiet, smooth as well as economical. Although drivers perhaps won’t utilise the car’s power that often, it’s good to know that the car is actually capable of producing it. It’s 0 – 62 MPH rating of 7.0 seconds is considered quite fast amongst many experts.

Other variants

The Mercedes-Benz C Class Coupe range offers few but a wide range of engine variants, with each one seemingly aimed at motorists with a variety of driving styles. The different versions include the more economical diesel, two powerful petrol versions and a performance driven C63 AMG, which will act as a direct rival to the BMW M3, producing 451 BHP from its 6.2 litre V8 engine.

 

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