Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Impressive amount of standard safety kit
  • More can be added at extra cost

Cutting-edge safety kit as standard, but even more can be added at extra cost

As you’d expect from a firm famous for it, the safety credentials of the C-Class are top-notch. In Euro NCAP crash tests, the Mercedes-Benz was awarded five stars. There are seven airbags as standard, while a further two in the rear can be ordered as optional extras.

Other standard equipment includes Attention Assist (which warns the driver if the car senses they’re tired) and Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which can autonomously brake the vehicle. The bodyshell itself is constructed of far higher strength (yet lighter) metals than on the previous C-Class, which serves to mitigate the effects of any collision.

Optional safety kit as part of the Driving Assistance package really bolsters the C-Class’s safety kit list, as detailed in the Equipment section of this review.

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  • At 400 litres the boot’s smaller than many rivals
  • Rear seat can be folded to boost practicalit
  • Usefully sized and shaped interior storage compartments

Plenty of room for four in comfort, although rear lacks headroom, but lots of storage space throughout

Dotted about the stylish cabin are a number of cubbies, a sensibly sized glovebox and a pair of cupholders behind the swoopy upward curve of the dashboard’s centre console. As expected on a new car there are 12-volt electrical and USB sockets within easy reach.

That drooping tail can make it tricky to judge the Mercedes’ rearmost extremities but it’s easy to manoeuvre in confined spaces thanks both to standard parking sensors and a reversing camera which is kept clean thanks to its ‘parked’ position behind the rear badge.

The C-Class isn’t an intimidating size, but it isn’t that easy to see out of – so take care when reversing

The C-Class isn’t a large car, and is very easy to manoeuvre in tight car parks or about town, with quick steering at low speeds to aid this. Just be mindful of its limited visibility

With standard-fit parking sensors and the option of all-round cameras, it’s very easy to see all around the car, too.

Boot space varies slightly depending on the exact model chosen, but overall boot volume is competitive

If you’re looking to buy a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe practicality isn’t likely to be at the forefront of your mind. Despite that, it’s reasonably practical with a boot that’ll swallow 380 litres of luggage. That rises to 400 litres for the C 43.

That’s some 100 litres short of the Saloon version’s, as well as being 65 litres shy of the BMW 4 Series and 75 litres short of the Audi A5’s total. It compares more favourably with the Ford Mustang (408 litres) and Lexus RC (374 litres).

Longer loads can be catered for thanks to the split folding rear seat, although the enlarged cabin’s more for the benefit of its four occupants than to boost cargo carrying credentials. As an optional extra, you can also specify a powered bootlid.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
AMG Line optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

AMG S equipment

AMG S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Leather seat trim
AMG S optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Nightfall Edition equipment

Nightfall Edition standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control
Nightfall Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 77%
Safety Assist: 70%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.