Mercedes C-Class Coupe vs 3 Series - specifications

 C-Class3 Series
On the road price/total as tested£30,720/£33,335£29,605/£32,965
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£13,425/43.7%£13,115/44.3%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,398/£2,797£1,175/£2,350
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,406/£4,011£2,568/£4,280
Insurance group/quote31/£97325/£944
Road tax band/costH/£190F/£130
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£936 (3yrs/46,500)£350 (5yrs/60,000)
Engine4cyl in-line/1,796cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc
Peak power/revs 154/5,000 bhp/rpm141/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 250/1,600 Nm/rpm190/4,250 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel66 litres/space saver63 litres/run-flat
Boot capacity450 litres440 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8 metres/N/A11.0 metres/0.27Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/4yrs 3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/136Variable miles/154
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/10th9th/18th
0-60/30-70mph8.2/7.9 secs9.0/8.9 secs
30-50mph (in 3rd/4th)4.1/5.7 secs5.3/7.7 secs
50-70mph (in 5th/6th)7.5/10.1 secs10.3/13.3 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 140mph/2,100rpm130mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.5/34.7/8.9m47.5/35.1/8.7m
Auto Express economy/range27.0mpg/392 miles25.3mpg/351 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 29.4/47.9/38.7mpg34.9/53.3/44.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket242/169g/km/23%258/146g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsEight/yes/yesFour/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,500/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,350/£330Yes/yes/£300
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£645/yes/no£610/yes/£530
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/yes/yes£1,600/£70/£250

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