Mercedes C-Class Estate (S 205) used: test
Mercedes C-Class used: Euro 6 diesel engine shows good manners
Immediately after a cold start in winter, the Euro 6 diesel engine shows good manners and runs with pleasantly low vibrations. The nine-speed automatic transmission (from 2016), which can be controlled via a selector lever on the steering column, sorts the gears smoothly. When it comes to footwork, the C 220 d that rolled off the assembly line at the Bremen plant doesn’t show any weaknesses either. Suspension and ride comfort are still among the most pleasant things this vehicle class has to offer. This is especially true if the optional air suspension has been ordered.
Background noise from worn axles, a very serious issue with older ones C classes of this type, are fortunately spared on the test drive. Signs of wear are more likely to be seen on the bonnet, which is covered with stone chips. This is a typical indication of frequent fast freeway driving.
Facelift in 2018 with new engine generation
Infotainment system no longer up to date
125 kW (170 hp) at 3000 rpm
Nine speed auto/rear
The preservation of the body is top
From the 2018 facelift, some 48-volt systems with belt-driven starters were installed. The C 300 h (until 2018) and C 300 de (from 2019) are two hybrid models that combine diesel and electric drives.
Partial coverage (23)*
Fully comprehensive (23)*
Road tax (Euro 6)
Front left fender, painted
brake discs and pads